TBTers Around the World 12/16/16

 

By: Morey Hershgordon & Josh Brown 


Updates on TBT Heroes From The Four Corners of the Earth

Iceland:

Tyrone Garland (LaSalle ’14) of 20th and Olney is dominating competition in Iceland’s second division this year. Playing for Breidablik, he’s averaging a ridiculous 30 points per game to along with more than six assists and five rebounds. A member of the Explorers Sweet 16 team in the 2013 NCAA Tournament that included wins over Kansas State and current TBTer Marshall Henderson’s Ole Miss squad, Garland is known for his “Southwest Philly Floater.” Currently, his professional team is 8-3 and in 3rd place in the league. Garland has lead them to six wins in their last seven games. In late October, he recorded a triple-double (37p, 10r, 10a). –M. H.

Spain:

Deividas Dulkys (Florida State ’12) of Pedro’s Posse played alongside of former NBA superstars Mike Bibby and Jason Williams this summer in TBT 2016. A consistent piece for the Posse, Dulkys averaged about 12 points and 5.5 rebounds en route to a Super 16 appearance. Playing in one of the top leagues in the world, Spain’s ACB League, Dulkys is playing for Obradorio. He’s 7th in the league in scoring (13.9) and most recently scored 24 points in a Dec. 3 win. His team is 4-7. –M. H.

Kyle Fogg (Overseas Elite) - The two-time TBT champion continues to tear it up for Unicaja on the southern coast of Spain. Currently averaging 16.9 points in Eurocup play, the University of Arizona product dropped 16 points in a 89-86 win over UCAM Murcia on Wednesday en route to being named Eurobasket's third best performer of the month. –J.B.

Israel:

Marcus Relphorde (Colorado ’11) of Team Colorado enjoyed a run to the $2 Million winner-take-all championship game in NYC this past summer in TBT 2016. Relied on both ends of the court, Relphorde averaged about 13 points and five rebounds per game for his alumni team. He’s continued the same success overseas playing in Israel’s National League for Hapoel Migdal Haemek. Winners of four straight, Haemek has vaulted from the basement of the league to the penthouse and is now tied for 2nd place. At 21.3 points per game, Relphorde leads the team in category and is shooting over 53% from the floor. He’s also grabbing 5.5 rebounds and dishing out 3.6 assists per contest. –M. H.

Japan:

Gavin Edwards (UConn ’10) of Team 23, playing professionally in Japan, helped lead the Huskies to a Final Four in 2009. While he didn’t necessarily fill up the stat sheet, Edwards was a solid big down low grabbing rebounds and disrupting shots from guards driving down the lane. His offensive game has blossomed as he’s averaging 14.7 points and 8.1 rebounds. As one of the leader of his team, the UConn alum has guided his team to 13 wins in the last 15 games following a 2-3 start. –M. H.

Turkey:

One of the only players to lead the Boston College Eagles to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, Sean Marshall (Boston College ’07) of Skinner’s Frate Train (BC Alumni) averaged 24 points in two games this summer in the TBT West Regional. Now, he’s playing in Turkey with Eskishehir Basket. Marshall is one of the most prolific scorers at 20 points per contest as well as six rebounds. His team has won 11 straight games and sits tied atop the league at 12-1. –M. H.

Romania:

Dave Dudzinski (Holy Cross ’14) of Armored Athlete is one of the top scorers in Romania’s first division. At just under 15 points and six rebounds per game, Dudzinski leadsSteava CSM, who has all five starters averaging 10-plus points. CSM is off to a 9-1 start, defeating PitestiMyck Kabongo’s (Overseas Elite) team. This summer, Dudzinki had similar numbers, 13 points and six rebounds, in 12 less minutes per night. He helped Armored Athlete reach the Super 16 before bowing out to Golden Eagles Alumni (Marquette alumni). –M. H.

Sweden

Mike Bruesewitz (Wisconsin | TMD) - The 6-foot-7 forward has scored double figures in each of his 11 games this season for KFUM Jamtland, located smack dab in the middle of Sweeden. The Wisconsin grad leads Basketligan in both points (19.5) and rebounds (8.8). Also playing well over in Sweeden is Ram Nation's Brandon Rozzell, who is fifth in points (17.1) and second in steals (2.0).  –J.B.

France

Chris Warren (Ole Miss | TMD) - Quietly putting together an impressive season for JSF Nanterre, located in the Western suburbs of Paris, Warren scored a season high 26 points in a 78-73 setback against Strasbourg on Monday. Playing alongside the Utah Stallions' Spencer Butterfield, Warren is averaging 16 points and 4.4 assists in France's top league. –J.B.

Italy

Kenny Hasbrouck (Siena | Liberty Ballers) - After matching a season high 25 points last Sunday, Hasbrouck dropped another 23 on Thursday for UCC Assigeco Piacenza in a nail-biting 81-79 win over Bondi Ferrara. He's averaging 16.2 points per game. –J.B.

Poland

Chris Czerapowicz (Davidson | Cat Pack) - Leading the Polish Basketball League in scoring (17.9 points per game), the Davidson alum racked up another 19 points this week in Miasto Szkla Krosno's 75-64 loss to Trefl Sopot. –J.B.