Phil Greene IV has signed with Happy Casa Brindisi in Italy for the rest of the season according to Sportando and other sources. Greene joins Brindisi after playing for two other teams this season - Gaziantep Baskebol in Turkey and Trefl Sopot in Poland. In 17 games, Greene averaged 10.5 points and 2.7 assists per game, including putting up 15.9 points per game in the Polish League.
This will be his first time playing in Italy's top division after playing two seasons in the Serie A2 division from 2016-2018. Brindisi currently sits in fourth place in the Serie A standings with an 18-11 record with one game to go in the league's regular season.
Trevor Mbakwe has signs with AEK Athens in Greece for the team's playoff stretch, Ballers Abroad has learned. AEK will be the third team that Mbakwe suits up for this season, having started the year with MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in Germany before moving to Osaka Evessa in Japan. The sixth-year pro averaged 8.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, which included competition in the Basketball Champions League.
He joins an AEK team that was recently bounced from the Basketball Champions League but still has a lot to play for domestically, sitting in third place in the A1 League standings with a 17-8 record. Mbakwe has alos played in Italy, Germany, Israel and Russia during his professional career.
Scotty Hopson is returning to Europe. Hopson signed with Hapoel Holon in Israel for the remainder of the season after spending the majority of the 2018-2019 season with the Oklahoma City Blue in the NBA G League. In 35 games, the Tennessee grad averaged 16.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, a season which even included a call-up to the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.
Hopson last played in Europe during the 2017-2018 season when he suited up for Galatasaray Odeabank in Turkey. He joins a Hapoel Holon team that is jockeying for position in the Winner League playoffs, as they currently sit in third place in the league standings with a 19-7 record.
After three seasons in Australia, Casper Ware is returning once again to the Land Down Under - but for a new team. Ware signed a multi-year contract with the Sydney Kings in Australia's National Basketball League after spending the last three years playing for Melbourne United.
A veteran on the international scene since graduating from Long Beach State in 2012, Ware averaged 18.9 points and 4.3 assists per game for Melbourne as the team finished with an 18-10 record and made it to the NBL Finals. He's had massive success with United in his three years there, winning the NBL title in 2018. He joins a Sydney Kings side that he helped defeat in the 2019 NBL playoffs, as United swept their semifinal series with the Kings.
Per Sportando and several outlets, Ray McCallum has reportedly signed with Cafes Candelas Breogan in Spain's Liga Endesa. The former NBA player joins the Spanish team from the United States where he played in 12 games for the Agua Caliente Clippers in the NBA G League. He also spent the early part of the season in Turkey with Darussafaka in the Turkish Basketball Super League. In 23 games, McCallum averaged 9.7 points and 4.0 assists per game while starting in more than half of the games in which he played.
The sixth-year pro has played in Liga Endesa before when he suited up for Unicaja during the 2017-2018 season. He averaged modest numbers during that season, inluding scoring 9.3 points per game in Euroleague play. Breogan is currently in sixteenth place out of 18 teams in the Liga Endesa with a 7-15 record, two games above last place.
Rookie forward Aaron Epps will be playing basketball in Europe for the first time after signing with Elan Chalon on March 25. Epps joins the French team after spending the majority of his first season with the Northern Arizona Suns in the NBA G League. In 48 games the LSU product averaged 10.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game for the Suns, the affiliate of the NBA's Phoenix Suns. He joins an Elan Chalon that is currently four games back of a playoff spot, sporting a 9-15 record with a little less than two months left in the regular season. Epps will join fellow Americans Vincent Sanford, Justin Robinson and Mykal Riley on the team.
With a flurry of international signings this month, we decided to return to a feature we typically do during the summer: the Weekly Roundup! See which Americans signed where this week around the world.