American center Alec Brown will return to Spain and to Movistar Estudiantes after signing with the team for the 2020/2021 season. The big man will play in Spain after splitting last season between Russia and Germany. He started the season with Nizhny Novgorod before moving to Telekom Baskets Bonn, averaging 8.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game across all competitions. This included competing in the Basketball Champions League not only for Novgorod, but for Telekom Baskets Bonn as well.
Brown has played in Spain three times before in his five-year career, most recently with Cafes Candelas Breogan during the 2018-2019 season. He also played for Estudiantes during the 2017-18 season, putting up 10.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while playing in Spain's Liga Endesa and the Basketball Champions League. Estudiantes will look to rebound next year after not qualifying for the league's second stage of this season with a disappointing 5-18 record
Avtodor Saratov in Russia strengthened its roster with the addition of high-scoring guard Nate Mason. Heading into his third season as a pro, Mason will play in Russia for the first time after stops in the NBA G League and Israel.
During the 2019-2020 season, the Minnesota product started the year in the United States, averaging 15.6 points and 7.2 assists per game for the Texas Legends of the NBA G League. In January, Mason moved to Israel, playing in three games for Hapoel Eilat in March. Now, he will join an Avtodor team that is looking to make a name for itself in the VTB United League after a disastrous 5-13 record last season. Fellow American Markel Starks is also on the roster ahead of the 2020/21 season,
Wes Clark is the newest member of SIG Basket Strasbourg after signing with the French team June 25. Clark will come to Strasbourg after playing the first two seasons of his career in Italy, first during the 2018/19 season with Happy Casa Brindisi, and then last season with Pallacanestro Cantu, where he had a career year. The guard averaged 14.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game for Cantu as the team finished in the middle of Italy's Serie A standings with a 9-11 record.
UNICS Kazan have announced their signing of big man Jordan Morgan. The power forward/center signed with the Russian side on a one-year contract with an option for an extra year. Morgan will come to the VTB United League after spending the past two years in Turkey, suiting up for two teams in two seasons.
Most recently, he spent the 2019/20 season with Pinar Karsiyaka, where he averaged 13.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game across all competitions, including putting up 15.9 points per game in the FIBA EuroCup. The Michigan product will join a UNICS Kazan team that will look to improve on its 12-6 record this season, good enough for fourth place in the VTB United League standings before league play was canceled March 27. Morgan has also played professionally in Italy, France, Greece and Slovenia, and played for the Canton Charge of the NBA G League in 2016.
Myles Stephens made a big step in his career for next season after signing with Finnish power Salon Vilpas Vikings. Stephens played his rookie season in Germany's Pro B Division, putting up 21.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for EWE Baskets Oldenburg's affiliate team. The Princeton graduate is no stranger to being a go-to player on his teams, having been named to the All-Ivy League First Team twice in his collegiate career. Korisliiga represents the next step as the 2017 Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year continues to prove himself in Europe.
He will join one of the best teams in Finland in Vilpas, who will be coming off a stellar regular season where they sported a 30-6 record, good for a tie for the top spot in the Korisliiga standings. The Vikings have also retained Jeremiah Wood for next season as they continue to load up their roster with other players for the chance to finally secure their first Korisliiga title.
Kasey Shepherd will play in Russia for the first time in his career after signing with Nizhny Novgorod in the VTB United League, per Sportando and other outlets. Shepherd will join the team for next season after the current season in Russia was canceled March 27 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Louisiana-Lafayette product comes to Nizhny from Ukraine, where he spent this past season with Kyiv Basket.
Shepherd averaged 13.5 points, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game across all competitions, which included competing in the FIBA Europe Cup, as he helped lead Kyiv to a runner-up position in the Ukranian Basketball Superleague with a 17-6 record. He joins a Novgorod team that was only a game out of a playoff spot when the season was canceled, going 7-11 during the shortened season. Shepherd has also played hoops in Hungary and Montenegro.
Maccabi Haifa have announced their signing of two more players for the resumption of the Israeli Winner League season, adding Americans Andrew Andrews and Anthony Fisher to its roster to help Haifa finish their season.Andrews is coming off a career year in Turkey, averaging 20.8 points and 4.5 assists per game for Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece in the Turkish Basketball Super League in his fourth year of pro basketball.