Long before Josh Childress left for a bigger contract...
Prior to Brandon Jennings skipping college to get around the Draft Age Limit...
Overseas basketball was a place where many of our favorite four-year college basketball stars went to continue their dreams.
From Hungary to Italy, from Mexico to Israel, basketball leagues have sprouted up all over the world.
As an avid long-time college basketball fan, I get frustrated when I follow players for three and four years as they develop and after their last season, just because they aren't in the NBA...they are never to be heard from again.
Over the past few days, I have researched past college basketball standouts to find out where and if they are still playing basketball.
The results will be broken down into two articles. Here are the first findings.
Player College Professional Team / Country
Vin Baker Hartford Liaoning (China)
Sean Banks Memphis Darussafaka (Turkey)
T.J. Bannister UVA/Liberty Schalke (Germany)
Lonny Baxter Maryland Panionios (Greece)
Will Blalock Iowa State Art. Dragons (Germany)
Nik Caner-Medley Maryland Cajasol (Spain)
Omar Cooke St. John's Unicaja (Spain)
Ed Cota UNC Atlas Stal (Poland)
JamesOn Curry Ok. State Pau (France)
Ace Custis Virginia Tech Panasonic (Japan)
Taquan Dean Louisville CB Murcia (Spain)
Sean Dockery Duke Edmonton C (Canada)
Tyus Edney UCLA Cajasol (Spain)
Khalid El-Amin UConn Azovmash (Ukraine)
Andre Emmett Texas Tech Pau (France)
Daniel Ewing Duke Prokom (Poland)
Nick Fazekas Nevada Asvel (France)
Gerald Fitch Kentucky Kepez Bld (Turkey)
Marcus Fizer Iowa State Maccabi T-A (Israel)
Joseph Forte North Carolina Snaidero (Italy)
Torin Francis Notre Dame AEL (Greece)
Reece Gaines Louisville Angelico BI (Italy)
Mike Gansey West Virginia Bremerhaven (Germany)
Justin Gray Wake Forest Nymburk (Czech Republic)
Taurean Green Florida CAI Zaragoza (Spain)
Keith Langford Kansas La Fortezza (Italy)
Trajan Langdon Duke CSKA (Russia)
Chris Lofton Tennessee Mersin (Terkey)
Lorenzo Mata UCLA Halc. Xalpa (Mexico)
Terrell McIntyre Clemson Montepaschi (Italy)
Lee Melchionni Duke Ignis DN (Italy)
Terence Morris Maryland CSKA (Russia)
Mike Nardi Villanova Scavolini (Italy)
Drew Neitzel Mich. State Art. Dragons (Germany)
Darris Nichols West Virginia Atomeromu (Hungary)