American swingman B.J. Johnson will play pro hoops abroad for the first time after signing for Brisbane Bullets in the National Basketball League in Australia.
Rodney Purvis is the newest member of King Wilki Morskie Szczecin after the shooting guard reportedly signed with the Polish team Feb. 26. Purvis comes to King Szczecin from Italy, where he played for Bergamo Basket in the Italian Serie A2.
The 27-year-old shooting guard averaged 15.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists for Bergamo, his second time playing in Italy. King Szczecin is working toward a playoff push, as they currently sit in seventh place in the PLK standings at 14-11. Purvis played in the NBA G League for the first two seasons of his career, which including time in the NBA with the Orlando Magin in 2018. He joins fellow Americans Tookie Brown, Michael Fakuade, Cleveland Melvin, Zach Thomas andDustin Ware on the roster.
Per Eurobasket and other reports, veteran guard Shane Gibson will continue his professional career in Hungary after signing with Szolnoki Olaj KK in the Hungarian A League, the country's top division. The 31-year-old hasn't played since the 2019-2020 season, when he laced up for Cibona Zagreb in Croatia.
Forward Cameron Clark signed with a new team for the first time this season, signing with Ratiopharm Ulm in Germany Feb. 11.
Veteran point guard Kenny Hayes will suit up for a new team in Turkey after signing with Gaziantep Basketbol in the Turkish Basketball Super League. Hayes, the 2019 BSL leading scorer with Buyukcekmece Basketbol, has yet to sign for a team this season. He's played in Turkey the past two seasons, and last season he scored 19.8 points per game and dished out 4.8 assists per game for Buyukcekmece before the season ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gaziantep currently sits in the middle of the BSL standings with a 7-10 record, but are hoping to snap out of a four-game losing streak at the moment. Hayes joins fellow Americans Rashard Kelly, Brynton Lemar and Trevis Simpson on the squad.
Ethan Happ is moving teams in Italy after signing with Dinamo Sassari Jan. 18. The second-year power forward started the season with another team in Italy's Lega Basket SerieA, Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna 103, where he averaged 14.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game across all competitions, including the Basketball Champions League.
Happ will play for his third different team in Italy's top division. He spent his rookie season for Vanoli Basket, where he averaged 16.5 points per game. Dinamo Sassari currently sits in third place in the Lega Basket Serie A standings with a 10-5 record, and sits solidly in second place in its Basketball Champions League group with a 3-2 record. The Wisconsin grad will join fellow American Jason Burnell on the squad.
Swingman Taylor Braun is moving to a new team in Israel after signing with Maccabi Haifa in the Israeli Winner League. Braun, who has yet to sign for a team this season, has played in Israel before. The seventh-year pro laced up with Hapoel Be'er Sheva during the 2018-2019 season and again in 2020, splitting the 2019-2020 season between the Brisbane Bullets in Australia and Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
He averaged 6.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game for Brisbane, and will look to infuse some more offense into Haifa's squad, as the team is off to a 1-6 start in Winner League play. He will join fellow Americans Michael Brisker, Chris Dowe, Davon Jefferson and Donta Smith on the team's roster.