Lamont Jones has reportedly signed with Mitteldeutscer BC in Germany. Jones spent the 2016-2017 season in Montenegro, playing for Mornar Bar in the Adriatic League. Mitteldeutscher announced the news via Twitter earlier this morning:
Jones averaged 14.3 ppg and 3.7 apg in all competitions for Mornar Bar last season, leading the club to the finals of Montenegro's Erste League Playoffs, as well as a 10-16 record and eighth-place finish in the regional Adriatic League. Mitteldeutscher is back in Germany's top division after winning the Pro A Championship during the 2016-2017 season.
Belgian club Telenet BC Oostende has signed C Javon McCrea, according to David Pick and several sources:
Here are some of the notable signings from the first half of July. If you see any new signings, let us know!
Power forward Jackie Carmichael is headed back to Turkey, signing with Buyukcekmece in the Turkish Basketball Super League, Turkey's top division. Carmichael last played in Turkey for Banvit during the 2015-2016 season.
The big man spent last season in Israel with Maccabi Ashdod, averaging 10.6 ppg and 7.1 rpg as Maccabi Ashdod finished with a 13-20 record. Buyukcekmece had a similarly tough season last year, finishing with a 9-21 record in the Turkish Basketball Super League.
Joe Ragland has signed with Russian club Lokomotiv Kuban. First reported by David Pick, Kuban plays in the regional VTB United League comprised of teams from Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia and Russia.
Ragland played the last two seasons in Italy for S.S. Felice Scandone, averaging 16.8 points and 5.1 assists per game across all competitions and leading Scandone to the semifinals of the Serie A Playoffs after finishing third in the regular season. Lokomotiv Kuban finished fourth in the VTB United League last season with a 19-5 recrod.
This summer we're doing our best to keep track of the transactions that happen as these players move from team to team and country to country. Here are some of the (many) signings from the month of June. If you have any new ones for us, let us know!