Peristeri BC has announced its signing of swingman Steven Gray for next season. Gray spent last season split between Greece and Croatia, starting the season with Lavrio Megabolt and ending his season with KK Zadar.
Gray averaged 15.3 points per game across all competitions for both teams last season, including a 19.8 points per game clip in his stint with KK Zadar. He joins a Peristeri BC team that was promoted to Greece's A1 League after going 29-1 in the second division, the A2 League.
Tmoski-Minsk is the latest team to sign an American to their roster, inking forward D.J. Shelton for next season. Shelton arrives in Belarus after spending last season in Poland with MKS Dabrowa Gornicza where he put up a career-high 17.6 points per game while grabbing 10.0 boards per game as well. The Washington State grad helped lead Gornicza to a 20-12 record, advancing to the quarterfinals of the Polish Basketball League playoffs.
Tmoski-Minsk will be a step up for Shelton, as they play in the highly competitive VTB United League and will surely be looking to improve on their 8-16 record from last season. Shelton has slowly moved up the ranks in Europe after starting his career in Belgium in 2014, which included stops in Turkey, Italy, Bulgaria and Greece before spending last season in Poland.
Patrick Miller is the newest player at ratiopharm Ulm after signing with the German team for next season. Like many other Ballers Abroad, Miller split his time between two countries last year, first playing for Partizan NIS in Serbia before suiting up for Gaziantep Basketbol in the Turkish Basketball Super League.
Overall, the Tennessee State product averaged 16.0 points while dishing out 4.6 dimes per game, which included participation in two European competitions - the Basketball Champions League with Gaziantep, and the EuroCup with Partizan - though Gaziantep finished toward the bottom of Turkey's BSL with a record of 10-20. He joins a ratiopharm Ulm team that finished in the middle of the pack in Germany's Basketball Bundesliga with a record of 16-18. This will be his first time in Germany as he heads into his fifth season as a pro.
Casey Prather has joined Khimki in the VTB United League, signing a one-year contract with Khimki with an option for a second year. Prather comes to Russia after spending last season in Greece and Australia. The Florida grad started the year with Melbourne United in Australia's National Basketball League before going to Promitheas Patras in the Greek A1 League.
Prather, a three-time NBL champion in Australia, averaged 15.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in 35 total games played, including 16.7 points per game while at Melbourne United. Last year, Khimki went 13-11 and finished in sixth place in the VTB United regular season league standings but made a playoff run, advancing to the Finals of the VTB playoffs before losing to CSKA Moscow. Other Americans that signed with Khimki this offseason are Dee Bost, Malcolm Thomas and Anthony Gill.
Quincy Diggs is headed to Greece. The small forward has signed with Kolossos H Hotels in Greece's A1 League for next season after splitting time last year between the Czech Republic and France. Diggs started the season with CEZ Nymburk before heading to Boulazac Basket Dordogne to finish off the season. He averaged 9.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game last season, which included competition in the Basketball Champions League with CEZ Nymburk.
The Akron grad joins a Kolossos team that went 11-15 last season and advanced to the quarterfinals of the A1 League playoffs.
Virtus Segafredo Bologna have reportedly signed swingman Kelvin Martin for next season according to Sportando and several outlets. Martin stays in Italy for another season after spending last year with Vanoli Cremona, another team in the Lega Basket SerieA. The Charleston Southern grad averaged 13.0 points per game across all competitions in his second stint in Italy, having played in Lega Basket SerieA2 for Fortitudo Moncada Agrigento in 2015-2016, as Vanoli Cremona went 15-15 and advanced to the SerieA playoffs, where they lost in the quarterfinal.
Virtus Bolgona was one of two other teams that also finished the regular season with a 15-15 record, losing out on the final playoff spot to Vanoli. Martin has also played the Netherlands and Germany during his career.
Cholet Basket has announced its signing of Tywain McKee for next season. McKee comes to Cholet Basket after spending last season in Israel with Hapoel Tel Aviv. In 38 games, he averaged 9.1 points and 3.4 assists per game for Hapoel as the team finished the Israeli Winner League with a 19-14 record, advancing to the semifinals of the Israeli League playoffs.
Cholet finished last season in the bottom half of France's LNB Pro A league with a 14-20 record. McKee last played in France during the 2015-2016 season with Le Mans Sarthe Basket.