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Pro careers of former Arizona Wildcats include plenty of movement


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FORMER ARIZONA WILDCATS IN THE NBA
t-Transferred from Arizona before ending collegiate career

Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
Channing Frye F-C Suns 50 12.24 5.22 1.16
R. Jefferson SF Jazz 50 10.08 2.98 1.80
Andre Iguodala SF Warriors 40 9.62 4.65 4.38
Derrick Williams F Kings 48 8.71 4.25 0.73
Jordan Hill PF Lakers 50 8.46 7.18 0.78
Jerryd Bayless G Celtics 46 8.02 1.78 2.63
t-Will Bynum G Pistons 32 7.69 1.66 2.75
Chase Budinger GF T'wolves 18 5.78 2.39 0.67
Jason Terry G Nets 33 4.73 1.06 1.58
Solomon Hill SF Pacers 18 1.67 1.50 0.56

Mark Lyons is on his way to Croatia to resume his professional career …

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Three former Arizona Wildcats found a new home within the last month as they continue their dream of playing professionally.

Mustafa Shakur recently played his 100th NBA D-League game spanning over four years

Mustafa Shakur recently played his 100th NBA D-League game spanning over four years

Mark Lyons, whom had his best game at ASU last year, was released by Roanne of France last month because of problems related to his visa. Lyons was signed by KK Zadar of the Croatian A-1 pro league Monday.

Mustafa Shakur, acquired recently from Eria (Pa.) by Tulsa in the NBA’s D-League, scored a game-high 29 points in the 66ers’ 106-104 victory over Delaware last week. Shakur is a two-time NBA Development League All-Star who has previously played for both the 66ers and the parent Oklahoma City Thunder.

He is a teammate of former Arizona forward Grant Jerrett and Colorado forward Andre Roberson with Tulsa.

“The Tree”, Alex Jacobson, is getting another chance at professional basketball in Uruguay. Jacobson, who played three games in Canada for Moncton before his release early this season, was signed by Montevideo last week in time for the playoffs in that country.

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FORMER ARIZONA PLAYERS IN D-LEAGUE
*Now back with Pacers

Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
Grant Jerrett PF Tulsa 17 17.59 6.65 0.71
*Solomon Hill SF Ft. Wayne 2 17.00 3.50 3.00
M. Shakur PG Tulsa 25 16.00 3.84 5.80
Kevin Parrom SF Rio Grande 31 10.55 4.61 1.90
Josiah Turner PG L.A. 21 9.95 3.33 4.29

FORMER ARIZONA PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL
z-No longer affiliated with professional team
t-Transferred from Arizona before ending collegiate career

BELGIUM

Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
t-Sidiki Johnson PF Voo Wolves 0 0.00 0.00 0.00

CANADA
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
z-Alex Jacobson C Moncton 3 2.67 5.33 1.33
t-Zane Johnson SG London 3 0.00 0.67 0.00

CHINA
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
Marcus Williams SF Shanxi 29 29.52 5.45 3.83

CROATIA
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
Mark Lyons G KK Zadar 0 0.00 0.00 0.00

FINLAND
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
Kyle Fogg SG Lapuan 13 24.46 6.38 4.31
Jesse Perry PF Lapuan 24 15.04 8.29 0.96

FRANCE
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
z-Mark Lyons SG Chorale 14 10.14 1.21 1.57

JAPAN
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
t-Lamont Jones SG Kumamoto 29 23.76 5.48 5.21

LEBANON
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
Loren Woods C Al Riyadi 3 12.00 9.67 1.33

LITHUANIA
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
Robertas Javtokas PF Zalgiris 24 7.67 5.21 1.21

MEXICO
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
Jamelle Horne PF Halcones 22 11.00 4.32 1.73

POLAND
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
t-J.P. Prince SG Turow 28 14.50 5.64 2.68

PUERTO RICO
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
t-Jesus Verdejo SG Arecibo 0 0.00 0.00 0.00

ROMANIA
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
Daniel Dillon SG CSM Oradea 21 11.62 3.29 3.71

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STAT LEADERS ABROAD

Category Player Country Avg.
MarcusWilliams Points Marcus Williams China 29.52
LorenWoods Rebounds Loren Woods Lebanon 9.67
NicWise1 Assists Nic Wise Turkey 6.19

After biding his time in the D-League last year, former Arizona guard Kyle Fogg is making a significant impact in Finland with former Wildcat teammate Jesse Perry.

He was named Finland’s player of the month in January when he averaged 27.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6 assists a game.

Fogg complimented current members of the Arizona basketball team for helping him earn such an honor with this Facebook post:

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Channing Frye is succeeding by not placing pressure on himself

Channing Frye is succeeding by not placing pressure on himself

Former Arizona center Channing Frye is a leading candidate to earn the NBA’s Comeback Player of the Year with how he has performed for the Suns this year after missing last season with a heart issue.

Frye told the Arizona Rebublic’s Paul Coro last week that his outlook on the game changed when he was required to sit out the entire season. He is now 30 and mature enough to handle situations more professionally.

“I put so much pressure on myself,” Frye told Coro of previous seasons. “I understood, but I didn’t put it into the mental effect that teams are playing me different, and it’s my job to continue doing what I’m doing, except they’re not going to let me get shots.

“I’ve done a pretty good job of continuing to shoot and understanding that some weeks I’m going to average 12 points and others I’m going to average 20. Hopefully, I’ve been consistent in my energy and making sure guys are doing the right things. I’m proud that my downs haven’t been for too long.”

SERBIA

Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
Ivan Radenovic PF KK Crvena 31 6.81 3.97 1.61

TURKEY
*Now goes by Turkish name Ali Karadeniz
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
Nic Wise PG Akhisar 16 20.12 2.50 6.19
*Michael Wright PF Mersin 16 14.25 6.25 0.62

UKRAINE
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
Kyryl Natyazhko C Azovmash 29 7.38 4.86 0.66

URUGUAY
Player Pos Team G PPG RPG APG
Alex Jacobson C Montevideo 0 0.00 0.00 0.00

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WILDABOUTAZCATS.net publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He also writes articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.



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