Averaging 18.2 points per game on the season, Antonio Graves has been a scoring threat all year long for Orman Genclik of the Turkish Basketball League, the second division in Turkey. He exploded this past week, scoring more than half of his team's points in Genclik's 81-69 victory Nov. 25. Hitting seven three-pointers in the victory, Graves' big game and efficient shooting (he made 63 percent of his shots) earns him our nod for Baller of the Week.
Italian side Reyer Venezia has strengthened its backcourt with the signing of point guard Marques Green. Green, who also holds Macedonian citizenship, has yet to play for any team this season after spending last year in Italy with S.S. Felice Scandone, where he averaged 6.2 points and 4.3 assists per game coming off the bench.
Green brings experience to Reyer Venezia as he begins his eleventh professional season, playing for multiple teams in Italy's Serie A since his career began. Reyer Venezia currently sits at second place in Serie A with a 7-1 record, and is also in first place in its group in the Basketball Champions League with a 5-1 record.
E.J. Singler is returning to Europe. The small forward signed with s.Oliver Wurzburg last night, coming back to play in Europe for the first time since the 2014-2015 season. Singler spent last year playing for Raptors 905 of the NBA G League, where he put up 8.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in 48 games played for the Toronto Raptors' G League team, winning a G League championship with the club in 2017. He also played in the G League for the Idaho Stampede, the affiliate team of the Utah Jazz, during the 2013-2014 season and the 2015-2016 season.
He has one season of international basketball experience, having played for BC Kalev/Cramo of the VTB United League during the 2014-2015 season. He will be joining a competitive Wurzburg team that currently sits at seventh place in the Basketball Bundesliga with a 6-4 record.
Baskonia has strengthened its roster with the addition of forward Kevin Jones on a two-month-long contract. The 6'9" big man arrives in Spain having spent last year in Russia with Lokomotiv Kuban, where he averaged 13.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Jones will be joining a Baskonia side that is 5-4 so far this season in Spain's Liga Endesa and 4-5 in the Euroleague.
The former West Virginia star will be able to add scoring and rebounding to a team that is currently in the middle of the pack in Spain and in the European league. The sixth-year pro also has a team option to extend his contract through to the end of the season depending on his performance with the club. This will be his first time playing in Spain.
Baller of the Week takes us to Israel, where Alex Young put up huge numbers for Ironi Nahariya in Israeli Winner League play. The IUPUI product shot 70 percent from the field, including 4-of-6 from three-point range, though his team came up short in a 92-88 loss to Maccabi Rishon LeZion.
Quincy Miller is no longer with Brose Baskets. The forward leaves the German club after appearing in one Basketball Bundesliga game for the squad. The team announced the news via Twitter:
Miller signed a two-year contract with Brose in July as he began his third season of international hoops, having played in the NBA and the NBA G League from 2012-2015. He averaged 5.3 points per game over the course of four NBA seasons, playing in a total of 69 games.
Bilbao Basket added a second American to their roster, agreeing to terms with second-year forward Devin Thomas. Thomas joins the Spanish club after spending his rookie season in Turkey with TED Ankara Kolejliler, where he averaged 11.4 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in 27 games for the Turkish club. The Wake Forest product played for the Minnesota Timberwolves summer league team in 2016 after an illustrious career at Wake Forest, where he was both a 1,000-point scorer and grabbed more than 1,000 rebounds in his four year career. He joins a Bilbao that is off to a 3-6 start in Liga ACB play, and is 1-5 in their group in the Eurocup.