Former Florida Gulf Coast men's' basketball standout Sherwood Brown will be continuing his professional basketball career in Lebanon, as he recently signed a deal with Union Byblos Amchit of the Lebanese Basketball League (FLB).
Located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Byblos reached the finals of the FLB last season before dropping the series, 4-1. Their roster includes a multitude of former collegiate players, including Steven Burtt (Iona), Jay Youngblood (Kent State), and William Pharis (Arkansas). The league, comprised of eight teams, runs from December to May.
Brown spent the last two seasons with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League and averaged 3.5 points and 2.53 rebounds per game in 2014-15. The former All-American honorable mention also competed with Fuerza Guinda de Nogales of the CIBACOPA during the summer of 2014. The Orlando, Fla. product will now be returning overseas after brief stints with Maccabi Haifa and Ironi Ramat Gan following his senior season.
Also in the professional ranks, are fellow FGCU alumni Bernard Thompson and Chase Fieler. Thompson, playing with MBK Rieker Komarno in Slovakia, is ranked 7th in the league in scoring (14.7 points) and has thrown down some monsterous dunks. Fieler, a member of the Netherlands' Donar Groningen, recorded 16 points on Saturday in his return from an ankle injury that kept him sidelined for about a month.
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