Hoosier Tracker: IU Basketball

Ever wonder what happened to your favorite former IU basketball players? Want to know how Verdell Jones III fared last season in Japan? Or want more details about how Bracey Wright was able to shoot 54.6 percent from the field in Israel? Read on.

On Saturday's this summer, I will provide a tracker that looks at Indiana baseball players playing at the next level.

Throughout the year, beginning today, I'll have the same thing for former IU basketball players.

Each time I'll focus on five or six players. Here's the first installment, with players who are all playing overseas:

*** Jordan Hulls: I have a story posted in the top carousel right now with an interview I had with Hulls about his first year playing in the Polish League. Hulls played last season for Energa Czarni Slupsk where he averaged 9.1 points per game in 32 games. He was 45-of-110 from 3-point range, shot 44.8 percent from the field overall and 81.8 percent from the line. He is currently in negotiation for where he will play next season.

*** Derek Elston: Elston played his first season in Malta with Floriana. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find any other statistics on Elston's first season. I'll continue to look but if anyone knows them and wants to pass them on I'll put them up.

*** Christian Watford: Watford played in Israel for Hapoel Eilat. He had a solid year, playing in 37 games and averaging 26.2 minutes per game. He averaged 11.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. He shot 51.5 percent from the field, 30.6 percent from 3-point range and 79.3 percent from the free throw line.

*** Verdell Jones III: Jones played in Japan for the Oita H. Devils. He played in 39 games and averaged 29.7 minutes per game. He was the team's second leading scorer and shooting guard averaging 16.1 points and 4.3 assists per game.

*** Bracey Wright: Like Watford, Wright played in Israel. He played with Hapoel Migdal in Jerusalem. He played 21 games, averaged 28.6 minutes per game and 15.8 points. One impressive number was his shooting percentage: 54.6 percent from the field.

*** Roderick Wilmont: Wilmont has had stops in Iceland, Sweden and France and next season has signed a contract to play in the United Kingdom for Cheshire UK.

In the next installment, I'll have information on players like Earl Calloway, Jeff Newton, Marco Killingsworth and players that moved on and finished elsewhere like Xavier Keeling, Malik Story, Joey Shaw and DeAndre Thomas.

Follow Terry Hutchens at Twitter.com/Foxsportshutch


Peegs.com Top Stories