Americans play professional basketball all around the world - and we're here to follow it.
Whether it’s in one of the biggest leagues in Europe or the first division in Kazakhstan, the beaches of Brazil or the tundra of Russia, a massive country like China or a tucked-away league in Luxembourg, professional basketball is happening all around the globe. Between domestic leagues in nearly every country in the world and regional leagues with teams from different countries, basketball outside the United States is different than the hoops you grew up with - and it’s where thousands of Americans play every single season. Ballers Abroad is dedicated to following the careers of Americans who play pro basketball outside of the United States as players travel the world to play the game they love, experiencing new people and cultures along the way. We’re more than a site for statistics and data - we want to cover the entire experience of what it’s like to be a baller abroad. Welcome to the world of overseas hoops - and the Americans who play.
Latest Player News
Besiktas Signs James Blackmon Jr.
The 6'4 guard joins Besiktas in Turkey after playing in Italy for the past two seasons.
Kris Richards Signs With Zastal Enea Zielona Gora
The 31-year-old guard will play in Poland after playing in Romania since 2018.
Chris Kramer Inks With Hapoel Jerusalem
Kramer played in Russia last season, and the guard will hoop in Israel for the first time in his ten-year career.
Ionikos Nikaias BC Signs Adam Smith
The high-scoring combo guard will continue his career in Greece.
Colton Iverson Joins the New Zealand Breakers
The 7-footer played for Zenit Saint Petersburg in Russia during the 2019-2020 season.
Telekom Baskets Bonn Signs James Thompson IV
The big man split his rookie reason between Italy and South Korea.
Ryan Harrow Signs With Real Betis
The point guard last played for Peristeri BC in Greece's top division.
Anthony Beane Inks With Virtus Roma
The high-scoring guard averaged 18 ppg in Belgium last year.
Astana Signs Michael Thompson
The point guard played in France last season.
Willy Workman Joins Hapoel Holon
Workman has played in Israel his entire career.
Jason Thompson Returns to Zaragoza
The former NBA first-round pick played for Basket Zaragoza to end the 2019-2020 season.
Devin Oliver Inks With Buyukcekmece
The forward last played in Turkey during the 2018-2019 season.
Gilboa Galil Adds Patric Young, Isaiah Cousins
Young last played in Italy in 2019, while Cousinss played in Greece last season.
JaJuan Johnson Joins Bayern Munich The former NBA player will compete in Germany for the first time in his ten-year career.
Promitheas Patras Signs Ian Miller
The high-scoring guard averaged 17.2 ppg last season in France.
Jordan Davis Returns to Spain With UCAM Murcia
The second-year pro spent his rookie season playing in Spain, Germany and Israel.
Chris Dowe Inks With Maccabi Haifa
Dowe played this past season in Poland.
Marvin Jones Signs With Peristeri BC
Signing to play in Greece, the center out of Texas Southern played in three different countries last season.
Gaziantep Signs Trevis Simpson
Simpson joins the Turkish side after playing in Germany last season.
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Baller of the Week
10/18/20 vs. Nizhny Novgorod
35 value ranking
Baller of the Week takes us to Russia, where sixth-year pro Alan Williams had a terrific performance for Lokomotiv Kuban over the weekend. The 6'7 center scored a season-high 26 points to go along with 17 rebounds in Lokomotiv's 73-64 win over Nizhny Novgorod. The UC Santa Barbara product is thriving in his second year in Russia, averaging 21.3 points per game in the VTB United League while helping his team to a 3-1 start in league play. A big game from the big man earns Williams our Baller of the Week nod!