Rookie guard Khalen Cumberlander has signed with CAB Madeira in Portugal. This is Cumberlander's first professional basketball contract according to his representation, the Elevation Basketball Agency.
Cumberlander graduated from Connecticut State University in 2017, averaging 13.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in his senior season. Madeira will hope to improve on last season's finish, where they advanced to the quarterfinals of the LPB playoffs.
Center Tony Easley is headed to Germany. The big man inked with Bundesliga team Walter Tigers Tubingen, moving to Germany for the first time in his eight-year career.
Easley spent last season in Italy, suiting up for Eurobasket Roma in the Italian Serie A2. He averaged 15.9 points and 9.2 rebounds in 30 games played. The Murray State product has spent the majority of his career in Italy, playing for six teams in Italy's first and second divisions, most notably for Dinamo Sassari from 2011-2013. Walter Tigers Tubingen finished in fifteenth place in the BBL last year with a 7-25 record.
Combo guard Jared Cunningham is taking his talents to Germany, signing with Bayern Munich for the 2017-2018 season. Cunningham will begin his sixth year of professional basketball by playing in his third country, having spent the majority of his career in the United States playing for various teams in the NBA and the NBA Development League. Munich introduced Cunningham on Twitter earlier today.
Cunningham was selected in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, and played in 84 career NBA games. His longest spell in the NBA was with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 205-2016, where he appeared in 40 games and started three. He spent last season in China with Jiangsu Tongxi where he averaged 34 points and 4 rebounds per game. Bayern Munich finished last season with a 28-4 record and advanced to the semifinals of the 2017 BBL playoffs.
Point guard Preston Knowles is headed to Croatia. The Louisville product inked with KK Zadar on Friday, adding himself to the team's roster for the 2017-2018 season. Knowles played for two teams during the regular season last year, starting the season with AEK Larnaca in Cyprus and finishing the season with Maccabi Ashdod in Israel.
He averaged 10.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game for the season, as Maccabi Ashdod finished the regular season with a 13-20 record. KK Zadar could certainly use his help, as the team finished the season in twelfth place in the regional ABA League with a 9-17 record. The team did fare better in Croatia's A1 league, finishing the regular season with a 19-7 record and advancing to the quarterfinals of the A1 playoffs.
Israel's Bnei Herzliya has re-signed F Jeff Adrien. The big man spent last season with Herzliya, averaging 14.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game across all competitions, including the FIBA Europe Cup.
Adrien is a veteran of the international scene, having played in six countries over the course of his eight-year career. He also a long time in the NBA, playing in more than 150 games for five NBA teams and two NBA D-League teams over a five-year period.
Bnei Herzliya finished last year's regular season with an 18-15 record, losing in the quarterfinals of the Winner League playoffs to Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Jesse Sanders and Antywane Robinson are the two newest signings for Portuguese team Benfica.
Sanders, starting his sixth season of professional basketball, arrives from Germany, where he averaged 9.7 points and 5 assists per game for BG Goettingen in the BBL. Robinson played for Pau-Lacq-Orthez in France last year, where the nine-year pro put up 10.5 points and 5 rebounds per game across all competitions. Sanders and Robinson are both experienced pros who have played across Europe (Sanders also spent a season in Australia), and will look to help Benfica defend their LPB (Portugal) championship title.
Strasbourg IG Basket has landed combo guard Jerel McNeal, a veteran
of European basketball who also has NBA experience.
McNeal spent last season in Germany, hooping it up for Brose Baskets in the BBL. He averaged 9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in 31 appearances in all competitions. Strasboug advanced to the finals of the Pro A playoffs last year, losing in the finals to Elan Chalon.