This week's Baller of the Week is Brendan Lane. The second-year pro has been producing in Germany's Basketball Bundesliga all season long, putting up 17.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game for s.Oliver Baskets. Lane had his best game of the season this past weekend, putting up 27 and 11 in a win over Walter Tigers Tubingen. After a season in Germany's second division, s.Oliver has started out 14-4, good for fifth place in the BBL with the help of Lane.
Here's a situation for you. Let's say you're doing really well at work, but your boss doesn't want you working in that department so he fires you, and then hires you in a different department. That's what happened to JaJuan Johnson this past week when he was released by Krasny Oktybar (Russia) and signed with Pallacanestro Cantu (Italy).
Malcolm Delaney, who plays for Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League, put up huge numbers in a game against Panathinaiko (Greece) in Euroleague play. Check out the video below!
Tony Mitchell has signed with Estudiantes of the ACB League. Mitchell, a fourth-year pro out of the University of Alabama, signed with the Spanish team Nov. 20 and had been a free agent for the past month after starting the season with Krasny Oktybar of the VTB United League. Mitchell put up more than 21 points per game in the United League in five appearances, and averaged 27.5 points a game in his two Euroleague appearances for Krasny. Mitchell has signed with Estudiantes but has yet to appear.
American Damion James is no longer with Le Mans Sarthe Basket, Ballers Abroad has learned. Le Mans, a team in France's first division, is second in the league with a 6-2 record. James has put up 6.7 points and 3 rebounds per game in six games played for Le Mans. The Texas grad played for the Texas Legends of the NBA Developmental League last season as well as the Alaska Aces of the Philippines. It has yet to be reported where James is headed, as well as who will be replacing him.
LaMarcus Reed's time with SPO Rouen Basket (France) has come to a close. Multiple outlets report that Rouen parted ways with Reed after seven games together. Reed had averaged 3.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game after putting up 8 points and 4 rebounds per game in Greece's top division last season. The fourth-year pro has also played in Cyprus, Sweden and Belgium. Nothing has been reported about where Reed is headed, or who Rouen will get to replace the guard.
Our Baller of the Week is David Logan, a dual American-Polish citizen who had an outstanding effort against Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna this past weekend. Logan put up 33 points, 4 assists and 3 steals in a losing effort, but Logan's numbers from deep are enough to give him Baller of the Week status. Logan also put up 12 points with 4 steals in a loss to Brose Baskets (Germany) in Euroleague play Nov. 13.