Basketball: Alumni excel across the Atlantic

Jesse Sazant, a former Carleton Ravens coach who now works in the UK, was kind enough to send along a rundown of CIS alumni playing in Europe:
  • Ex-UBC star Casey Archibald is leading Wels of Austria in scoring, averaging 16.6 points and a team-high 2.6 assists, along with 5.7 rebounds per game. The team is also in first place in the country's top league.
  • Carleton's two-time Moser Trophy winner, Oz Jeanty, is averaging 14.2 points for the Noerdlingen in Germany's top division. He's leading the league in three-pointers made, shooting 44% from beyond the arc.
  • Jeanty's long-time backcourt running mate, Ryan Bell, is averaging 5.7 points and 3.2 points for Schalke in Germany's second league. He's playing 29 minutes a game, very good for a rookie.
  • Ryan Steer, the former Windsor point guard, is averaging 9.9 points and 2.6 assists in just 22 minutes per game for Franken Hexer in Germany's third league.
  • Simon Mitchell is playing for the Kent Crusaders in England's EBL2 (which, as those of you follow soccer know, is actually the third league). Mitchell's team has only played seven games, but he's first in the league in assists (5.6) and second in 3-point shooting at even 50%. He's averaging 6.0 points.
  • Another former OUA East player is also an assists leader in England. Brody Bishop, who played at Laurentian, is averaging 10.7 points and 6.0 assists for the Bristol Academy Flyers of EBL1.
  • Another former Carleton player, Daron Leonard, is averaging 2.1 points in 14 minutes per game for Lugano in Switzerland's top league.
  • Samuel Audet-Sow (Laval) is averaging a team-high 17.1 points for Roche-La-Moliere in France's third league and is among the loop's top 10 scorers.
  • Neil McDonald (St. FX) is averaging 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds (team high) for Longwy, in the same league.
  • In Germany, Eric Breland (Cape Breton) has helped Wulfen (fourth league) get off to a 12-3 start. One level down from him, Brandon alum O'Neil Gordon is leading SV Hagen-Haspe 70 with 23.7 points per game, while rookie centre Achuil Lual, who led Acadia to the CIS title game last March, is averaging 9.6 points per game.
  • Ex-Ottawa Gee-Gee Ali Mahmoud is averaging 9.7 points, enough to have helped Al Riyadi get off to a 3-0 start in Lebanon's top league.

Thanks again to Jesse Sazant for furnishing this list.
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