Sep 28, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 9:14 am | Permalink
The Cougars are hard at work getting ready for the 2011-12 season. Practice starts in 17 days. The Cougar Tipoff is 28 days away. In the meantime, several former Cougars are starting or getting ready to start their professional seasons overseas. The previous blog post gave you a look at what Chris Miles and Logan Magnusson are up to in Germany. Here we'll give you a look at what a few other guys are up to.
Based on what I could find on Google and Eurobasket, it looks like Keena Young has signed to play for YMCA Lahti in Finland. Young played in Israel last season and averaged 17.4 points and 6.1 rebounds for Elitzur Ramla.
Trent Whiting continues to tear it up in Italy. Last season he led the Lega Due in scoring at 22.4 points per game playing for Aget Imola. He'll be suiting up for Aget again this season. Whiting scores 43 in the video below while hitting 10-of-12 from three. Gotta love the call at 1:34.
Sep 28, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 7:58 am | Permalink
Former Cougars Chris Miles and Logan Magnusson are hooping it up for the Hanau White Wings in Das Land der Dichter und Denker — the land of poets and thinkers (thank you Wikipedia). The White Wings had their first game on Saturday, Sept. 24 and defeated TSV Troester 71-60. Miles — who is in his second season with the White Wings — was in the starting five and had seven points and six boards. Magnusson came off the bench in his professional game and had two points, two boards and one assist in nine minutes. And knowing Logan, he probably took a charge or two.
Watch the highlights below or click here. The highlights for the White Wings start at 1:10 and go until about 4:00. Miles has a dunk at 2:23 and Magnusson's beard makes a few appearances.