James Blackmon Jr. will continue his pro career in Turkey after signing with Besiktas J.K. in the country's top division. Blackmon joins Besiktas having played in Italy for the past two seasons after starting his pro career in the NBA G League. He spent last season with Aquila Basket Trento, where the 6'4 guard averaged 13.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, which included competing in the 7Days EuroCup.
He signs with a Besiktas team that is looking for a bit of a boost after an 0-4 start to the Turkish Basketball Super League. Besiktas will also need reinforcements since they're also competing in the FIBA Europe Cup. Blackmon joins fellow Americans Isaiah Blackmon, Markell Johnson and De'Jon Davis on this season's roster.
High-scoring combo guard Adam Smith will continue his pro career in Greece after signing with Ionikos Nikaias BC. Smith, who will start his fifth season this fall, spent last season with PAOK Thessaloniki, where he averaged 16.8 points per game across all competitions, including putting up 17.4 points per game while playing in the Basketball Champions League.
Bonzie Colson will continue his professional hoops career in Europe after signing with SIG Basket Strasbourg in France. The 6'6 forward out of Notre Dame started his pro career in the United States, spending the first part of the 2018-2019 season with the Canton Charge before signing a two-way contract with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks in 2019. He spent the second season of his pro career as his first year in Europe, playing for Darussafaka Basketbol in the Turkish Basketball Super League. Colson averaged 11.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game across all competitions, which included competing in the FIBA Europe Cup in addition to Turkey's top league.
The 24-year-old joins a Strasbourg team that will look to rebound from last season, finishing the shortened LNB Pro A 2019-2020 season with a 10-14 record, along with a 4-10 record while competing in the Basketball Champions League. Strasbourg have also signed Americans Wes Clark, Brandon Jefferson, DeAndre Lansdowne and Ishmail Wainright for the upcoming season.
Anthony Beane will continue his international hoops career in Italy after signing with Virtus Roma in the Italian Lega Basket Serie A. The guard will start his fifth pro season in his fifth different country, having played in Bulgaria, Poland, Latvia and Belgium so far in his career.
In one of the best seasons of his career last season, Beane averaged 18.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game for Proximus Spirou, which included competing in the the FIBA Europe Cup. He joins a Virtus Roma team that will look to improve on last season's 7-15 finish, it's first year back in Italy's top division after four years in Serie A2. Roma's also signed Americans Chris Evans and Gerald Robinson ahead of next season.
After a career spent in Germany, France and Turkey, Michael Thompson will play in the VTB United League for the first time in his career after signing with BC Astana in Kazakhstan. The 31-year-old point guard spent the past two seasons playing for teams in France's LNB Pro A, suiting up for Le Mans Sarthe Basket during the 2018/19 season before playing for BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque last season.
Willy Workman is continuing his career in Israel after signing with Hapoel Holon in the Israeli Winner League. Workman has played in entire professional career in Israel, having played for Hapoel Galil Elyon, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Maccabi Ashdod and Maccabi Haifa after graduating from Amherst College in 2013.
The 6'6 swingman spent the past four seasons playing for Maccabi Haifa, and averaged 8.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game during the 2019-2020 season for Haifa as the team finished the year with a 15-14 record and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Winner League playoffs. He joins a Hapoel Holon club that went 12-16 last season, finishing in eighth place in the shortened season, and losing in the quarterfinal round of the Winner League playoffs.
Casademont Zaragoza in Spain strengthened its roster by re-signing big man Jason Thompson for next season. The former NBA first-round pick spent the majority of his career in the United States before stops in China and Turkey, arriving in Spain in February to finish the 2019-2020 season in Spain.
Thompson averaged 8.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in limited action for Zaragoza. Not only will Thompson help the team in the hyper-competitive Liga Endesa, Spain's top division, but he'll also be able to help Zaragoza in the Final Eight Tournament of the Basketball Champions League in September. Zaragoza has also added D.J. Seeley and Rasheed Sulaimon to its roster for next season.