Darell Combs is a second-year pro who is currently hooping in the United Kingdom for the Worcester Wolves, a team in the British Basketball League. Combs is averaging 13.9 points and 4.4 assists for the team, career highs in both categories. We were able to catch up with Combs about what it's like to live and play in the UK.
Where is your team located? Are there any other Americans on your team?
I'm located in Worcester [a mid-size city in southwest England]. We have two other Americans on the team - Robert Crawford and Deshawn Freeman.
How would you compare the BBL style of basketball to American basketball?
The BBL is a smooth league. It’s really no different then America. It’s a great league and very competitive.
This is your second year as a pro after your rookie season in Italy. What has been the biggest difference between your first and second season?
My first year was up and down. I went through some things. Things didn’t go how I wanted them too. Very rocky for me but I learned from it. This second year, everything is cool. I’m getting better every day and learning here in Worcester. I'm just taking it day by day to get better every day and learn. It’s been a smooth year.
What goals do you have for the rest of the season?
A goal I have for the rest of the season is to finish strong and play hard each and every game so we can finish strong as a group.
What has been your favorite thing about living in Europe?
My favorite thing about living is Europe is me growing up as a person. I've had to adjust to the culture and I have been able to grow as a man each and every day.