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
King Szczecin Signs Rodney Purvis
The shooting guard will go to Poland after playing for Bergamo Basket in Italy this season.
Shane Gibson Joins Szolnoki Olaj KK
The veteran point guard last played for Cibona Zagreb in Croatia.
Cameron Clark Signs With Ratiopharm Ulm
The veteran forward played in Turkey last season.
Gaziantep Signs Kenny Hayes
The veteran point guard has played in Turkey since 2018.
Ethan Happ Inks With Dinamo Sassari
The second-year power forward moves to a new team in Italy.
Maccabi Haifa Signs Taylor Braun
The swingman played in Australia and Israel last season.
Dario Hunt Signs With Fortitudo Bologna
The big man started the season with Virtus Roma before the team withdrew from Lega Basket Serie A.
Erik McCree Returns to Gravelines-Dunkerque
McCree, who started the season in Denmark, played for Gravelines last season.
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.
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Baller of the Week
2/22/21 vs. Ramat Gan
37 player value
Baller of the Week takes us to Israel this time, where J.R. Holder continued his hot streak with a 40-point double-double for Hapoel Acre! The fourth-year shooting guard has been a bright spot in the four games he's played since joining Hapoel Acre, and this latest performance should continue to turn heads. After a 38-point performance earlier in the week, Holder scored 40 points while grabbing ten rebounds in Acre's narrow 96-93 loss to Hapoel Ramat Gan in Israel's National League. The Jacksonville product has been on fire since his arrival as he looks to help Hapoel Acre out of the National League's basement, where they sit in last place with a 2-9 record. Hopefully a Baller of the Week nod will help!