Here's where your favorite TBT stars are playing around the world

 

By: Gabe Maturo


TBT'ers are playing all over the world this season

Every year, TBT provides players with an opportunity to showcase their skills. For many players, it gives them a chance to earn a better contract both in the United States and overseas. 

We have already seen one player take advantage of the TBT platform in 2020. Joe Johnson, a 17-year NBA veteran, has garnered the interest of NBA GM's after his performance with Overseas Elite.

Here’s where you'll find some of your other favorite TBT stars this season.

 

Isaiah Austin, Team HEARTFIRE

Isaiah Austin’s TBT play this summer reinforced the fact that he can dominate the paint no matter where he plays. The 7’1 center led Team Heartfire in points per game, minutes, defensive rebounds, and blocks. The all-around big has signed with Aguascalientes Panteras in Mexico.

 

Dwight Buycks, Golden Eagles

Dwight Buycks was electric for the championship-winning Golden Eagles. Over the course of the tournament, he averaged 13 points per game and led the team in steals. The former NBA player has a lot of basketball experience and has played all over the world, including his three summers playing in TBT. This seson fans can catch him playing for JSF Nanterre in France's top league.

 

Mo Creek, Sideline Cancer

“Money Mo” showed leagues across the world that he can ball with his performances in TBT. Since helping guide Sideline Cancer to the championship game, he signed a new deal with CSM Steaua București in Romania.

 

Darrell Davis, Red Scare

Darrell Davis started out his professional basketball career with a handful of games in Kosovo. This summer he suited up for Red Scare in TBT. After some noteworthy performances and sitting atop the team’s assist totals, he earned a contract with OKK Sloboda Tuzla in Bosnia.

 

Justin Dentmon, Men of Mackey

Justin Dentmon is a prolific scorer. This summer, he proved that he can still get buckets at 35-years old, averaging 22.5 points per game for Men of Mackey. The seasoned veteran has played professionally all around the globe and this season finds himself with the Bakken Bears in Denmark.

 

John Gillon, Boeheim's Army

Last season, John Gillon could be seen playing pro ball in Lithuania. His play in the tournament proved that he is a true point guard with an elite ability to see the floor. With a great showing in the tournament, he earned himself a new contract to play with Darussafaka Tekfen in Turkey.

 

Ethan Happ, Team Hines

This summer, Wisconsin alum Ethan Happ showed his plethora of post-moves and his defensive presence in TBT. With an outstanding performance for Team Hines, the 6’10” big landed himself a new deal. Happ will now be playing for Lavoropiu Fortitudo Bologna in Italy’s highly-competitive Serie A.

 

Malcolm Hill, House of 'Paign

Last season, Malcolm Hill played a short stint of pro ball in Kazakhstan. House of ‘Paign’s third-highest scorer and leader in minutes now landed himself a deal for Hapoel Jerusalem in the competitive Israeli winner league.

 

Darius Johnson-Odom, Golden Eagles

The 2020 TBT MVP had a tournament to remember. DJO was a force for the Golden Eagles and was one of the biggest pieces to their championship run. He averaged nearly 17 points per game and showed the world his versatility on one of basketball’s biggest stages. He has now signed to play for Entente Orleans 45 in France.

 

Marcus Keene, Sideline Cancer

Before his outstanding TBT play this summer, Marcus Keene was bouncing around leagues in Taiwan and South Korea. But after a tournament full of clutch performances showcased his skills, he earned himself a new contract with BC Kalev/Cramo in Estonia. 

 

Trey Landers, Red Scare

Trey Landers finished his college career with a lot of what-ifs. Due to COVID-19, his final season with Dayton was cut one month too short. After graduating, Landers decided to play for his school’s alumni team in TBT. The versatile forward made the most of the opportunity, leading Red Scare with 15.7 points per game. Since TBT came to an end, Landers has earned a deal with Ratiopharm Ulm in a highly-competitive German Basketball League.

 

David Lighty, Carmen's Crew

David Lighty can do it all. In his one game in TBT this summer, he scored 21 points to go along with 5 boards and 4 assists. Outside of TBT, the Carmen's Crew guard has spent nearly his entire career dominating in France. After a great showing in the tournament, he's back with ASVEL for a fourth consecutive season.

 

Ryan Luther, Herd That

Ryan Luther is one of three Herd That big men to earn a new contract. The 6’9” stretch four gave his team buckets when they needed it, including the Elam Ending winner against The Money Team, and proved that he can play at the highest level. Before playing in TBT, Luther was hooping in Latvia. Now, he’ll be facing a new challenge playing for Darussafaka Tekfen in a competitive Turkish Basketball League.

 

Devin Oliver, Red Scare

Devin Oliver was a force for the Red Scare in TBT. A successful tournament led him to being the team’s leader in minutes, rebounds, and steals. This all-around style of play got him a new contract with Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece in Turkey.

 

Tyrese Rice, Team Challenge ALS

Despite losing in the first round to Sideline Cancer, Tyrese Rice still flexed his ability to get buckets. The shifty point guard is considered one of the best point guards in the world, a title he'll carry with him to the Champion League's AEK Athens.

 

Zach Smith, Herd That

Before playing for Herd That in TBT this summer, Zach Smith was playing in Estonia. After a series of electric performances throughout the tournament, the Texas Tech alum proved that he is an electric forward well-deserving of a new contract. And that he received, signing a new deal with Oliver Wuerzburg in Germany.

 

Eric Thompson, Sideline Cancer

The 6’9 big proved to everybody that he can dominate the paint. Before TBT, Thompson was playing in Japan and Israel. After being a shot-blocking and rebounding machine for Sideline Cancer, he found a new place to play in the South Korea Basketball League for the Incheon ET Land Elephants.

 

JaCorey Williams, Herd That

JaCorey Williams rose to the occasion in TBT. The high-flying athletic center showed teams from all over that he deserved a contract. With a team-leading 19 ppg and 6.7 rpg, Williams took control of the court for Herd That. Last season, he was playing pro ball in South Korea. But after a tournament full of outstanding performances, Williams earned a contract to play for Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italy’s Serie A.