Notes on some former Heels hoops stars now traveling the world --
* Derrick Phelps is currently out of action for ALBA Berlin (Germany) after having an operation on his adenoids (tonsils). Not sure how long he will be out, but the operation was said to be minor.
* After not finding an NBA home this year, J.R. Reid decided to play another season in France (Starsbourg IG) and has been voted by fans to be a starter in the French Pro A All-Star Game on December 28th
* Spain's ACB League All-Star Game on December 29th will feature Ademola Okulaja of F.C. Barcelona. Kinder Bologna coach Ettore Messina recently told Euroleague.net, "Okulaja is collecting great performances game after game this season."
* Ed Cota posted 7 points, 7 assists and 2 steals yesterday in a Euroleague 30-point loss on a road trip to Perm, Russia. That's about 4,520 miles round trip from Ed's new home, Oostende, Belgium.
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