International Alumni Update: April 15

Tracking former Blue Devils playing their professional ball overseas.

Late Thursday, Shavlik Randolph made his debut with the Quebradillas Pirates in their 91-84 win over the Guayama Wizards. His teammates include Peter John Ramos, who was drafted in 2004 and spent the past season in China like Shavlik, ex-Sacramento State player Joel Jones, ex-Ole Miss player David Huertas, ex-Ohio State player Jamar Butler, ex-Central Florida player Chris Baez, ex-Niagara players Alvin Cruz and Luis Villafane, and Orlando Santiago and Angel Luis Figueroa, who both played for the same DII school. Shavlik had 20 points and 14 rebounds in 25 minutes as Ramos led the way with 30 points and 12 rebounds, Jones had 15 points, and Huertas had 11 points. In the loss, ex-Florida State and recent NBA player Al Thornton had 27 points and 13 rebounds, ex-NC State and NBA player Josh Powell, who also joined the league from China, had 21 points and 9 rebounds, and ex-Florida International player Alex Galindo had 18 points. Here is the box score.

On Friday, David McClure and Kedainiai finished up their season with an 88-68 win over Lietkabelis. David had 13 points and 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. Laimonas Kisielius had 14 points and Vytautas Sulskis had 10 points. After the results of other teams' games, the team finished in 7th place, which was 1 spot too low for the playoffs. Here is the box score.

Shavlik Randolph and the Quebradillas Pirates were back in action against the Guaynabo Mets, which is also the team the Chris Burgess currently plays for, and lost 106-84. Shavlik had 27 points and 9 rebounds in 27 minutes as Joel Jones and Alvin Cruz had 11 points and Peter John Ramos had 10 points and 7 rebounds. In the win, ex-Florida International player Johwen Villegas had 16 points, ex-Virginia Tech player A.D. Vassallo had 15 points, and ex-UNC Greensboro player James Maye had 11 points. Here is the box score.

On Saturday, Nick Horvath and the Manawatu Jets faced the Nelson Giants and lost a close one 77-71. Nick had 29 points and 16 rebounds in 37 minutes as Josh Pace had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Dustin Mitchell had 12 points and 9 rebounds, and Zane Meehl had 11 points and 7 rebounds. In the win, ex-Butler player Pete Campbell had 12 points. Here is the box score.

DeMarcus Nelson and Cholet got a solid 93-85 win over Pau-Lacq-Orthez. DeMarcus continued his string of strong performances with 21 points and 7 rebounds in 35 minutes. Patrick Christopher had 19 points, Luc-Arthur Vebobe had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and William Gradit had 11 points. In the loss, ex-Arkansas player Teddy Gipson had 25 points, ex-Texas A&M player Chinemelu Elonu had 19 points and 8 rebounds, and ex-Villanova player Allan Ray had 15 points. Here is the box score.

Jess Foley and the Norwood Flames beat the North Adelaide Rockets 82-59. Jess led all scorers with 20 points in 30 minutes and Amy Lewis had 14 points.

Bridgette Mitchell and Energa Torun are done with their season after Wisla Can-Pak Krakow eliminated them in Game 3 with an 82-63 win. Bridgette had 10 points and 5 rebounds in 17 minutes as Jazmine Sepulveda had 16 points and Leah Metcalf had 11 points. Here is the box score.

Carrem Gay and Toulouse got a solid 73-69 win over league leaders Perpignan. Carrem had 14 points and 6 rebounds in 24 minutes. Here is the box score.

On Sunday, Kyle Singler faced his former team as he, Marty Pocius, and Real Madrid hosted Alicante and held on for a 91-87 win. Both players got the start again and Kyle had 10 points in 21 minutes and Marty had 10 points in 24 minutes. In the loss, ex-Temple player Lamont Barnes had 14 points and ex-Syracuse player Andy Rautins and ex-Valparaiso player Mohamed Kone had 12 points each. Here is the box score.

One of the European competitions was settled this weekend as the Eurocup Final Four took place in Moscow. The first semifinal on Saturday saw Spain's Valencia beat Lithuania's Lietuvos Rytas 80-70 as ex-Maryland player Nik Caner-Medley had 12 points. The hosts Khimki beat fellow Russian team Spartak St. Petersburg 77-73 to fill the other spot in the final. Ex-NBA player Zoran Planinic had 12 points and ex-Washington State player Thomas Kelati had 10 points in the win while ex-Arkansas player Patrick Beverley had 15 points and 6 rebounds in the loss. Lietuvos Rytas won the 3rd place game over Spartak St. Petersburg 71-62. Former Tennessee-Chattanooga player Mindaugas Katelynas had 10 points and 6 rebounds in the win and Patrick Beverley had 18 points in the loss. The hosts won the final 77-68 to avoid too much Spanish domination in European sports this season. Zoran Planinic had 19 points and ex-Notre Dame player Chris Quinn added 11 points in the win while Nik Caner-Medley had 23 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

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