Darian Townes is returning to Lebanon. The forward/center from Chatham, VA, re-signed with the team he played for last season, Champville, in the Lebanese Basketball League. This is the first time that Townes has played consecutive seasons in the same country, and for good reason. The former University of Arkansas star put up career highs in points and rebounds per game for Champville, averaging 15.8 points,13.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks while leading his team to a sixth-place finish in the LBL and the quarterfinals of the LBL Playoffs.
Townes has played professionally in Poland, Hungary, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan before coming to Lebanon, and will be starting his seventh professional season in 2017-18.