Anthony Beane will continue his international hoops career in Italy after signing with Virtus Roma in the Italian Lega Basket Serie A. The guard will start his fifth pro season in his fifth different country, having played in Bulgaria, Poland, Latvia and Belgium so far in his career.
In one of the best seasons of his career last season, Beane averaged 18.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game for Proximus Spirou, which included competing in the the FIBA Europe Cup. He joins a Virtus Roma team that will look to improve on last season's 7-15 finish, it's first year back in Italy's top division after four years in Serie A2. Roma's also signed Americans Chris Evans and Gerald Robinson ahead of next season.
After a career spent in Germany, France and Turkey, Michael Thompson will play in the VTB United League for the first time in his career after signing with Astana in Kazakhstan. The 31-year-old point guard spent the past two seasons playing for teams in France's LNB Pro A, suiting up for Le Mans Sarthe Basket during the 2018/19 season before playing for BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque last season.
Willy Workman is continuing his career in Israel after signing with Hapoel Holon in the Israeli Winner League. Workman has played in entire professional career in Israel, having played for Hapoel Galil Elyon, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Maccabi Ashdod and Maccabi Haifa after graduating from Amherst College in 2013.
The 6'6 swingman spent the past four seasons playing for Maccabi Haifa, and averaged 8.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game during the 2019-2020 season for Haifa as the team finished the year with a 15-14 record and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Winner League playoffs. He joins a Hapoel Holon club that went 12-16 last season, finishing in eighth place in the shortened season, and losing in the quarterfinal round of the Winner League playoffs.
Casademont Zaragoza in Spain strengthened its roster by re-signing big man Jason Thompson for next season. The former NBA first-round pick spent the majority of his career in the United States before stops in China and Turkey, arriving in Spain in February to finish the 2019-2020 season in Spain.
Thompson averaged 8.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in limited action for Zaragoza. Not only will Thompson help the team in the hyper-competitive Liga Endesa, Spain's top division, but he'll also be able to help Zaragoza in the Final Eight Tournament of the Basketball Champions League in September. Zaragoza has also added D.J. Seeley and Rasheed Sulaimon to its roster for next season.
Devin Oliver is the newest player for Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece in Turkey after signing with the club August 3. The 6'8 forward will return to playing in the Turkish Basketball Super League after spending last season in France's top division. He played in Turkey once before, suiting up for Teksut Bandirma during the 2018-2019 season.
The former Dayton Flyer averaged 9.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game for Nanterre 92, which included competing in France's LNB Pro A league as well as the EuroCup. He joins a Buyukcekmece squad that will need to improve on last year's 3-20 record if they want to remain in Turkey's top division. Oliver joins fellow American Karvel Anderson on the roster as the team continues to make moves ahead of next season.
Hapoel Gilboa Galil added two more Americans to the team's roster after signing Patric Young and Isaiah Cousins for next season. The team announced the double-signing via Twitter:
Power Forward/Center JaJuan Johnson will continue his European basketball career in Germany after signing with with Bayern Munich in the Basketball Bundesliga. The former NBA player is entering his tenth year of pro hoops and will play in the sixth country of his career after stops in the United States, Italy, China, Turkey and Russia. Johnson played in Turkey last season, averaging 12.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul while playing in the Turkish Basketball Super League and FIBA Europe Cup.
He joins a Bayern Munich team that's preparing for another year balancing domestic basketball with playing in the most competitive league in Europe in the Euroleague. Bayern's also signed Americans Wade Baldwin, Malcolm Thomas and Nick Weiler-Babb ahead of next season.