Joe Lawson is remaining in Germany after signing with Basketball Lowen Braunschweig in the Basketball Bundesliga, Ballers Abroad has learned. Lawson has spent his entire career in Germany (except three games in Argentina during the 2017-2018 season), playing most of his time in the second division Pro A league before being signed in the top-flight BBL during the 2018-2019 season.
Last year, the forward suited up for Crailsheim Merlins in the BBL, averaging 10.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game as Crailsheim finished near the bottom of the BBL standings with a 9-25 record. He joins a Braunschweig team that will look to build off its performance last season, when the team finished 17-17 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the BBL playoffs.
After having great success in Europe, Thad McFadden is headed to China. McFadden signed with Wuhan Dangdai of the National Basketball League in China after spending the 2018-2019 season playing for two different teams in Spain's top division.
The 32-year-old shooting guard averaged 10.4 points for the season, starting the year with Iberostar Tenerife before finishing the season with Divina Seguro Joventut, helping Joventut to a seventh-place finish in the Liga Endesa standings and a berth in the quarterfinals of the league playoffs. He joins a Wuhan team that is currently in the middle of their season but have much to improve on, as they sit in eighth place in the league standings with a 4-8 record.
After spending last season in Italy, Dominique Archie is taking his talents to France. Archie signed with Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket June 19, joining the team ahead of the 2019-2020 season, after averaging 11.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for Openjobmetis Varese in Lega Basket Serie A as his team nearrowly miss out on a playoff stop.
He joins a Chalons-Reims that missed out on the LNB Pro A playoffs this year, finishing in thirteenth place in the standings with a 13-21 record. A two-time winner of the EuroMillions (Belgium) championship, the tenth-year pro has also played in Romania and Israel in addition to other stops in Belgium and Italy.
Germani Basket Brescia have signed Tyler Cain for next season, several outlets have announced. Cain joins the Italian team having spent the past two seasons in Italy with fellow Lega Basket Serie A team Openjobmetis Varese. During the 2018-2019 season, Cain averaged 9.5 points and 10.1 rebounds per game across all competitions, including competing in the FIBA Europe Cup, as his team narrowly missed out on a playoff berth after going 16-14 in the regular season. The tenth-year pro will join a Brescia side that also missed out on the Italian league playoffs last year, finishing only two games back at 14-16. The South Dakota product also played in Italy during the 2013-2014 season, though it was in the second division Serie A2.
On the heels of winning the Greek A1 League championship, Panthinaikos received more good news at the signing of Marcus Denmon for next season. Denmon has had success in Greece before, winning the 2018 Greek A1 Championship with Panathinaikos while being named an Eurobasket.com All-Greek Co-Newcomer of the Year. Denmon returns to the Greek side after spending last season in China with Zhejiang Chouzhou.
The Missouri product averaged a career-high 33.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game for Zhejiang as the team went 23-23 and snuck into the CBA playoffs. While Panathinaikos had another superlative year domestically, they lost in the quarterfinals of the Euroleague Playoffs, losing to Real Madrid in a three-game sweep.
Conner Frankamp is the newest player at Rethymno Cretan Kings after signing with the Greek team June 12. Frankamp joins the side from BC Beroe in Bulgaria where he played during his rookie season.
Jamar Wilson is the newest player at JL Bourg Basket after signing with the French team June 12. He played the 2018-2019 season for BC Lietkabelis in Lithuania, averaging 11.3 points and 3.2 assists per game across all competitions, including the Basketball Champions League. He will join a JL Bourg team that narrowly missed out on a playoff berth in the LNB Pro A, France's top division, after finishing the regular season in ninth place with a 19-15 record.
Wilson has played in France twice before: first with Rouen Metropole Basket in 2015, when he only played 8 games, and then for Nanterre 92 during the 2017-2018 season. He has also played in Belgium, Finland, Serbia and Spain during his career, and has been effective both in a starting role or coming off the bench.