World Beat: Walker passes career milestone, Graham starts professional NBA career [INSIDER]
We are going to try to make a regular habit of checking in with some former Rams. With so many guys playing professional ball all over the world, we know it can be a bit daunting to keep tabs on some of your favorite players to where the Black and Gold—so let us do the work:
SHULER FACES OFF AGAINST FORMER TEAM
AS Monaco dropped a close game, 76-71, to Jamal Shuler’s (VCU ’08) former club Nancy. Shuler was a bit off his scoring average (13.9ppg) hitting 2-10 three pointers to count towards his 9pts, but doubled both his rebounds-per-game and assists-per-game averages notching 6 of each on the stat sheet. Monaco will look to bounce back on Nov. 12th as they take on Antibles. The teams have split the series 2-2 in their last four meetings.
WALKER CONTINUES TO LEAD ON THE COURT
B.A. Walker (VCU ’07) helped snap a three game losing streak for Saint Chamond. With a game-high 19pts and 6rebs, Walker helped his team defeat Boulazac Basket Dordogne, 98-87. Adding to the good news for the sharpshooter, Walker recently passed the 1500 point mark for his career in Pro B.
REDDIC FIGHTS TO TURN SEASON AROUND FOR PRO-CLUB
Juvonte Reddic (VCU ’14) remains the third leading scorer ( 11.2) and leading rebounder (7.4) for the A1 Greece league team, VAP Kolossos Rodou. Reddic and company have won 2 of their last three outings, but still sit just below .500 with a 2-3 overall record. Getting to 3-3 will be a challenge though as team Panathinaikos (5-0) sits in their way on Nov. 12th.
ROZZELL WASTES NO TIME IN GETTING BACK INTO RHYTHM
Brandon Rozzell (VCU ’11) and team BC Lulea out of Sweden sit in sole possession of first place in their league with a 5-1 record on the season. Their only loss coming in a game in which Rozzell did not play. In their most recent contest against Uppsala Basket, Rozzell chipped in 18pts and 5 assists in only 32 minutes of play to secure their fifth win of the season to the tune of a 105-98 shootout.
GRAHAM MAKES HIS FIRST PROFESSIONAL BASKET
Treveon Graham (VCU ’15) was aptly known around these parts as “Direct Deposit.” Graham, in his rookie campaign with Charlotte Hornets, showed all those watching how he earned that nickname. After catching a pass from PG Kemba Walker on the wing, Graham showed zero hesitation with his shot and netted his first basket, a three pointer. The Hornets, who would go on to beat the Indiana Pacers, 122-100, are 5-1 on the season so far.
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) November 8, 2016