Guard Tyreek Duren is returning to Greece for the 2019-2020 season after inking with Panionios BC in the country's top division. Duren split the 2018-2019 season between Greece and Cyprus, starting the season with Kolossos H Hotels before moving to AEK Larnaca in January 2019. The former La Salle player averaged 11.7 points for all teams across all competitions as he helped lead AEK Larnaca to a Cyprus Cup finals appearance.
Duren has spent the majority of his six-year career with Larnaca and only played in five games last season in Greece, so he is still relatively new to playing in this league. The team currently sits at 2-4 in the Greek A1 League, though their two wins have come in their last three games. Duren joins fellow Americans Anthony Lee, Francois Lewis and Rickey McGill on the current roster.
Isaiah Briscoe is returning to the international hoops scene after signing with Ratiopharm Ulm, a member of the German Basketball Bundesliga, October 24. Entering his third season of professional basketball, Briscoe spent his rookie season abroad in Estonia with BC Kalev/Cramo before moving stateside for his second year, where he suited up for the NBA's Orlando Magic. Briscoe played in 39 games for the Magic, averaging 3.5 points in 14.3 minutes per game played.
Despite limited appearances last season, Ratiopharm Ulm is getting a high-volume scorer in Briscoe who averaged 18.5 points per game in his rookie season for Kalev after two years at the University of Kentucky. The team will certainly need it, as they are off to dismal starts both in the BBL (1-2) and in the EuroCup (0-4).
Sigortam.net ITU Basket continues to strengthen its roster as the team begins its first season in Turkey's top league, signing 24-year-old forward Antonio Campbell four games into the season.
Campbell arrives in Turkey after playing for three teams during the 2018-2019 season, spending the preaseason with Pinar Karisyaka in Turkey before playing the majority of the season with the Lakeland Magic in the NBA G League. There, he averaged 10.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game before spending some time in China after the G League season concluded.
He joins a ITU Basket team that is not only off to an 0-4 start in the Turkish Basketball Super League, but is losing their games by an average of 37 points per game in their return to Turkey's first division for the first time in 13 years. Campbell should help provide depth to a team that invested in several American veteran players headed into the season, including Kevin Dillard, Archie Goodwin and Cole Huff.
Former NBA draft pick and Los Angeles Laker Andrew Goudelock is headed to Italy for the second time in his career after signing with Umana Reyer Venezia in Lega Basket Serie A. Goudelock arrives after spending last season in China with the Shandong Golden Stars, where he averaged 22.2 points per game in 19 games played.
After spending the first two years of his career in the NBA and the NBA G League, the former College of Charleston star has played for some of the best teams Europe since then while competing in top-flight competition, including the EuroLeague and the EuroCup (he was MVP of the 2013-2014 EuroCup season). Reyer Venezia hope that his scoring will help them in their own EuroCup run, which has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start at 1-2. However, they also sit at 2-2 in the Italian league, so there is plenty of room for improvement with this team as the season continues.
Veteran forward Jakim Donaldson has signed with Bnei Herzliya ahead of the start of Israel's National League season, Ballers Abroad has learned. Entering his 15th season of professional basketball, this will be Donaldson's third season playing in Israel and the second time suiting up for Bnei Herzliya after playing for the team from 2013-2014. Last season, his second ever in Israel after playing for ESSM Le Portel for the four seasons prio, he averaged 11.3 points per game for Hapoel Be'er Sheva as he helped the team to a quarterfinal berth in the Winner League playoffs.
Though it's his second go-around with Herzliya, it will be the first time playing for them in the National League, Israel's second division. Americans Kendall Anthony, Anthony Fisher and Gabe Levin join him on a team that will be looking to move back up after being a mainstay in the country's top league for more than a decade.
Armani Moore is headed back to Poland for the second time in his career after signing with Asseco Arka Gdynia in the Polish EBL for the 2019-2020 season. Moore started his professional hoops career in Poland, spending a season and a half with Stelmet Enea Zielona Gora from 2016 through January 2018. He spent last season playing in Australia and Germany, starting the season with the New Zealand Breakers before finishing the year with Eisbaren Bremerhaven in the Basketball Bundesliga. The University of Tennessee product averaged 8.5 points per game across all competitions, though he couldn't help save Bremerhaven from relegation in Germany.
He joins one of the more elite teams in Poland in Arka Gdynia, who came up short in the playoffs last season, losing in the semifinals after finishing in first place during the regular season at 25-5. They currently sit at 2-1 on the season. Moore will join fellow Americans Josh Bostic, Ben Emelogu, Phil Greene IV, Leyton Hammonds and Devonte Upson on the roster.
After a successful half-season in Greece, Malcolm Lee is returning to the Greek Basket League for the 2019-2020 season. Lee signed with Rethymno Cretan Kings Oct. 11, making this the first team he's signed with for the season. He played the second half of the 2018-2019 season with Kolossos H Hotels, where he averaged 9.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, though he couldn't save Kolossos from a miserable 5-21 record.
The former NBA player joins a Rethymno team that did not fare much better last season, as they also missed out on a playoff spot with an 8-18 record, and are not off to a good start at 0-2 this season. Lee joins an onslaught of Americas on the Cretan Kings, including Jarvis Garrett, Wesley Gordon, Ramon Harris, David Haughton, Connor Frankamp and Prince Williams.