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Basketball Boilers In The Pros

Several Boilers are kicking around in Europe and in other pro leagues.

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It has been quite some time since I have given an update on who is playing professionally where in terms of Purdue basketball, but with the Hammer & Rails night coming for E`Twaun Moore at Banker's Life Fieldhouse now is as good of a time as any.

NBA Boilers:

E'Twaun Moore - Chicago Bulls - Smooge signed as a late season addition to the Bulls and he is not playing much. He has played in only 14 of their 29 games and only 5.4 minutes per game. That has him at a meager 1.6 points per game, but over the last three games he has played at least 12 minutes in each. His season high was nine points at Portland on November 21.

Robbie Hummel - Minnesota Timberwolves - The Timberwolves are pretty much garbage, but Rob is a regular player at 11 minutes per game in 24 of their 28 games. He averages a modest 3.3 points per game. He had 13 points at the Clippers on December 1.

Carl Landry - Sacramento Kings - Of the three NBA Boilers Landry plays the most at 18.2 minutes per game. The Kings use him quite a bit and he is averaging 8.2 points per game. He has settled very nicely into a role of established veteran who can give a team quality minutes off the bench.  He also averages 4.2 rebounds per game. His season high was 18 points against Denver on November 5.

NBA D-League

Lewis Jackson - Idaho Stampede - LewJack is alive and well in the D-League! He is putting together a solid line of 6.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 5.4 assists through 10 games for the 2-8 Stampede. Officially, the Stampede are affiliated with the Jazz, so that would be the team that could call up LewJack if needed. He is 12th in the league in assists, with former B1G players Tim Frazier and Aaron Craft ahead of him.

Kelsey Barlow - Grand Rapids Drive - GDB is also in the D-League in his first season and is doing decently at 5.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists. The Drive are an affiliate of the Pistons.

David Teague  -Fort Wayne Mad Ants - Teague has played in five games so far, but he is not currently on the active Mad Ants roster.

European and other leagues:

Nemanja Calasan - Fribourg (Switzerland) - Chally is a starter for his Swiss team and is averaging 12.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

D.J. Byrd - London Lightning (Canada) - EuroBasket lists D.J. as playing in Canada for the London Lightning, but he is not on the official roster. Another Boiler, however, is.

John Hart - London Lightning (Canada) - Not bad for a guy that left early and battled injuries his entire career. Hart is on the official roster for the Lightning, but their site has no current stats.

Chris Booker - Krka (Slovenia) - Booker is playing in his third season in Slovenia. He is listed as a starter for them at 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Willie Deane - OpenJobMetis (Italy) - Willie Deane continues to have a very successful European career. He is the starting point guard for his team and is averaging 8.8 points per game after all these years.

Terone Johnson - KAOD (Greece) - TJ is in his first professional season and his Greek team is only 3-7. He is only averaging 4.2 points per game and, as usual, free throws are an issue.

JaJuan Johnson - Besiktas (Turkey) - JJ is playing for one of the top teams in Turkey, if not all of Europe. He is having a good year as a starter at 13.8 points and 7 rebounds per game.

Chris Kramer - EWE Baskets (Germany) - After a summer getting a look from the Bucks Kramer is back with is long-time German team. He is putting up very Kramer-like numbers at 6.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game.

Sandi Marcius - GKK Sibenik (Croatia) - The Croatian sensation went home and is in his first European season. He is averaging an un-Chooch like 11 points per game!

Scott Martin - Newcastle (England) - If the Newcastle soccer team is the Purdue of the EPL it is appropriate Scott Martin ended up there. He is listed as a starter and he is averaging 12.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.