Former Hokies Continue Their Hoops Careers Overseas

Streeter Lecka

International basketball has given former Hokies the chance to play professionally

Many former Hokie basketball players are currently playing professionally overseas, with most of their seasons recently coming to a close. Here is a quick look at what former Hokies are playing internationally, and how their post-Tech careers have turned out so far.

Former Hokie Forward Jeff Allen is currently playing for a team in Israel, the Hapoel Afula. Allen played the center position and put up tremendous numbers for Hapoel this past season. Allen averaged a double-double, scoring 19.5 ppg while grabbing 13.1 boards per game. Prior to playing for Hapoel, Allen played for another team in Israel, the Hapoel Tel-Aviv, as well as playing in France for Antibes.

Next, forward Terrell Bell is playing for the Worthing Thunder., a team from the United Kingdom. Stats for Bell were not listed. Bell has also played for Mildura H. (Australia), Poitiers (USA Eurobasket), KTP in England, and for Venice (USA Eurobasket).

Former post player Coleman Collins is continuing his basketball career, currently playing for the Al Manama  in Bahrain. Collins' stats were not posted, however he has also played for Azovmah of Ukraine, Roanne of France, Siroki Primorka of Bosnia, Ratiopharm of Germany, and for Fort Wayne of the NBA D-League.

Former Hokies star Malcolm Delaney was rewarded for his strong play for Bayern Munich (Germany) by winning the MVP award of their league, the Basketball Bundesliga League. Delaney averaged 13.9 ppg, 4.5 apg, and 3.4 rpg this season for Bayern Munich. Delaney also played for Elan Chalon in France and BC Budivelnyk in Ukraine.

Highlight video of Delaney's 2013-2014 season:

Guard Zabian Dowdell has had a wild professional career to say the least. Dowdell currently plays for Lietuvos rytas of Lithuania, where he averaged 5.9 points a game and 3.1 assists per game. Dowdell has also played for SLUC Nancy of France, Fastweb Casale Monferrato of Italy, the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA D-League (two different stints with them), Unicaja Malaga of Andalusia, the Phoenix Suns of the NBA, Gran Canaria of Spain, and Enisey Krasnoyarsk of Russia.

Guard Jamon Gordon currently plays for the Turkish team Anadolu Efes Instanbul, where he put up 9.9 ppg and 5.2 apg this past season. Jamon has also played for many teams since leaving Tech, which are Antalya BB of Turkey, Koln 99ers of Germany, the KK Split of Croatia, Maroussi B.C. of Greece , Olympicados B.C. of Greece, and Galatasaray S.K. of Turkey.

Erick Green, the nation's top scorer as a senior, played this past season for Montepaschi Siena in Italy. Green averaged 11.1 ppg this past season, shooting 34% from behind the arch. Green was drafted by the Utah Jazz, and then was shipped over to the Denver Nuggets on draft night. The Nuggets had him play overseas because they did not have enough roster spots, so look for Green to be back in the states next year, battling to make the Nuggets roster.

Highlights from one of Green's dominant games for Siena:

Former Hokie Deron Washington, who was known for his high-flying play at Tech, played for Giorgio Tesi Pistoria of Italy. Washington averaged 10.9 ppg and 6.2 rpg this past season. Washington is yet another former Hokie to play for many teams since leaving Tech. Washington was drafted by the Detroit Pistons, but he did not make their regular season roster. He went on to play for Hapoel Halon of Israel, the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League, the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA D-League, Obradoiro CAB of Galicia, and Barak Netanya of Israel, as well as playing for the Pistons in the Summer League and Preseason at one point, and for the Milwaukee Bucks in the Summer League as well.

Guard Dorenzo Hudson currently plays for Jena, a team in Germany. Hudson averaged a solid 17.4 ppg and shot 38% from behind the arch. Prior to joining Jena, Hudson played for Zalakeramia-ZTE KK of Hungary.

Post player Lewis Witcher currently plays for Gunma of Japan. Witcher averaged 4.9 ppg and 3.7 rpg playing for Gunma this past season. Prior to Gunma, Witcher spent time playing for Miyazaki SS of Japan and for the Old Dominion Mustangs of the EBA in the U.S.

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