Three Michigan basketball players sign overseas pro deals


Three previous Michigan basketball players signed specialist bargains on Monday — just not in the NBA. Iggy Brazdeikis, Devante’ Jones, and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (MAAR) all signed bargains abroad.

MAAR signed with Victoria Libertas Pesaro in Italy. He performed for Michigan from 2014-2018 and then he went undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft but played in the G-League from 2018-2020. In the course of his four seasons in Ann Arbor, he averaged 9 factors, a few rebounds, and 3 helps.

Devante’ Jones signed his 1st expert contract in Paris with the Metropolitans 92. Jones performed just one year with Michigan, this previous year, the place he averaged 10 factors, four rebounds, and four assists in 28 minutes-for each-video game. Jones started out his occupation with Coastal Carolina just before transferring to Michigan his senior time. The previous Michigan ground basic played with the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Summer League.

The third Wolverine that signed an abroad agreement was Iggy Brazdeikis. He signed with a Lithuania powerhouse workforce, the Zalgiris Kaunas. Iggy played one period in Ann Arbor right before getting into his name into the 2019 NBA draft. He was drafted in the 2nd round by the New York Knicks. He played with 3 distinct teams all through his NBA stint: Knicks, 76ers, and the Orlando Magic.

Brazdeikis averaged five details and two rebounds all through his 64 game titles performed in the NBA. In his 1 12 months in Ann Arbor, he averaged 15 points and five rebounds-per-recreation.


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