WSU Hoops Notebook

COUGREAT BASKETBALLER Brock Motum scored 13 points in his Italian league debut as the starting power forward for Granorolo of Bologna. Several other former Cougar hoopsters have also enjoyed good starts in their pro leagues overseas...

Abe Lodwick averaged 15.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in his first two games in Austria.

Marcus Capers is averaging 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocked shots after two games in Japan.

Derrick Low piled up 12 points, 11 assists and three steals in his first game with his new team in Ukraine.

Former NBA player Kyle Weaver, back in Europe after a strong season in the NBA Development League, is averaging 12 points, 5 rebounds and 2.5 assists after two games with Napoli in Naples, Italy.

Fabian Boeke is averaging 10 points and 9 rebounds after two games in his native Germany. New Zealander Thomas Abercrombie scored 19 points in the New Zealand Breakers' season opener in the Australian League.

Ivory Clark, now playing in Argentina, averaged 8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2 assists in his first two games.

Thomas Kelati, who has bounced all over Europe during a lengthy pro career, recorded three points and two rebounds in his debut with Labora Kutxa of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

Taylor Rochestie had two points, two assists and two rebounds in a winning debut with Montepaschi of Siena, Italy.

Faisal Aden is listed on the roster of SC Rasta in Vechta, Germany, but he has yet to play in a game.

DeAngelo Casto, Reggie Moore and John Allen were still searching for pro teams at last word.

In NBA exhibition games, Klay Thompson is averaging a team-high 17.2 points for Golden State after pouring in a game-high 25 points Friday, when the Warriors completed a two-game sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers in China.

Aron Baynes sank a floater in the lane with 3 seconds left to give San Antonio a 106-104 win at Atlanta on Thursday. Baynes is averaging 9.3 points and a team-high 5.8 rebounds.

Josh Akognon, who made his NBA debut in three games late last season with Dallas, was waived by the Mavericks over the summer. Memphis acquired him, but the Grizzlies waived the 3-point shooting specialist earlier this month. After two huge seasons in China, Akognon (who finished his college career at Cal State Fullerton) seems likely to be signed shortly by a U.S. or foreign team.

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