Xavier Munford and Bobby Brown are the latest players to make the move to China after signing with the Fujian Sturgeons and the Shanxi Brave Dragons, respectively, in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). While Munford has yet to suit up for a team this season, Brown started this year playing in Montenegro with Mornar Bar of the Adriatic League.
Xavier Munford will be playing outside of the United States for the second time in his career for Fujian, having also spent time in Spain with FC Barcelona Lassa in 2017. However, much of his career has been spent in the NBA and the NBA G League, including playing on a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Bucks' G League team, the Wisconsin Herd. The Rhode Island product averaged 24.4 points per game last season for the Herd and also made 6 NBA appearances.
Bobby Brown joins the Shanxi Brave Dragons after starting the season with Mornar Bar in the Adriatic League. In four games for Mornar Bar across all competitions, Brown averaged 18.3 points and 6.5 assists per game, which included competing in the Eurocup. A long-time veteran of the international basketball scene, Brown last played in China from 2013-2015, where he averaged more than 30 points and 5.5 assists per game for the Shenzen Leopards.
Fujian is currently sitting in the middle of the table in the CBA with an 8-7 record, while Shanxi is toward the bottom of the table with a 4-11 record.