Euro Update: Jan 1st

Tracking former Blue Devils playing their professional ball overseas.

There were a handful of games around the New Year's period, including Friday in China, where Shavlik Randolph and the Dongguan Leopards battled the infamous Bayi Rockets. After an even first half, they took control in the second half to record a 115-96 win with Shavlik scoring 32 points and grabbing 7 rebounds in 29 minutes. Josh Akognon added 24 points while ex-NBA player Wang Zhizhi had 20 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.

Also on Friday, Daniel Ewing and Azovmash continued a busy week in the domestic league with a trip to Ferro-ZNTU, where a late comeback fell short in an 88-86 loss. Daniel had 18 points in 24 minutes and Ricky Minard added 25 points while ex-UTEP player Randy Culpepper led all scorers with 37 points in the win and ex-Robert Morris player Jeremy Chappell added 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists.

Early Saturday, Chante Black and were searching for a second consecutive victory as they went on the road to face Heilongjiang. Despite Chante's best efforts, they fell 87-77. Chante had 26 points and 14 rebounds after playing all 40 minutes as ex-Rutgers player Rashidat Junaid had 15 points and 16 rebounds in the win.

Also Saturday, Sheana Mosch and Antakya were trying to win at Kayseri, but loss another one 78-72. Sheana had 13 points in 34 minutes and Laura Harper added 24 points and 12 rebounds. In the win, ex-Nebraska player Anna DeForge had 16 points, ex-Kansas player Nakia Sanford had 14 points and 7 rebounds, and ex-UNC player LaToya Pringle had 14 points and 7 rebounds. Here is the box score: [Click Here]

On Sunday, Shavlik Randolph and Dongguan Leopards were in action against another one of the stronger teams in the league when they hosted the Zhejiang Cyclones. Shavlik had a strong effort with 28 points and 16 rebounds in 37 minutes, but the team had a tough second half and fell 100-88. Josh Akognon added 22 points while ex-UConn player Josh Boone had 20 points and 13 rebounds in the win and J.R. Smith added 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists.

Jon Scheyer and Maccabi Tel Aviv were back in action in the Israeli league and good work by Jon early earned him more playing time in a 102-61 blowout victory over 2nd place Galil Galboa. Jon had 11 points in 25 minutes after knocking down three three-pointers. Richard Hendrix had 21 points and 8 rebounds and Shawn James had 17 points and 7 rebounds. In the loss, ex-Northeastern player Chaisson Allen and ex-Akron player Romeo Travis had 13 points apiece and ex-Texas A&M player Joseph Jones had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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