Euro Pro Basketball Getting Popular: Father, Son Star In Finland and France

Al Hondo HandyCorrespondent IOctober 11, 2010

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 21:  Landon Milbourne #1 of the Maryland Terrapins takes a shot against the Michigan State Spartans during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Spokane Arena on March 21, 2010 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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The 2010-11 Euro Basketball season has an interesting start to its season, not because Landon Milbourne, formally of the Maryland Terps is playing in France, but because his father, Andre Foreman formally of Salisbury University is playing in Finland.

One year ago Milbourne was staring, along with teammates Greivis Vasquez and Eric Hayes for the University of Maryland Terps on campus at the Comcast Center and in the NCAA Division I playoffs.  However, today Milbourne is playing Professional Basketball for Boulogne-Sur-Mer in France.

His father Foreman, recently said, " 9 months ago I was laying in a hospital bed with a neck brace on and my son by my side..... now we are both doing what we love, life is good and GOD is GREAT!!!!!''

Foreman, has returned to Finland, after being away for two years, and his now playing for Forssan Koripojat.  His team is currently tied for first place with a 2-0 record, after a 78-77 win over Lapuan Korikobrat and a 60-59 victory over BC Nokia on Sunday night.  Foreman is currently leading the team in rebounding with an average of 9.5 boards per game and minutes played at 31.5, while scoring 6.5 points per game.

Milbourne's first professional victory came on Saturday night and he called it "A great home victory."  His team is now 1-1 on the season, after a 90-83 win over JL Bourg Basket.  Milbourne scored 18 points and is now 2nd on the team in scoring at 14.5 per game and 2nd on the team from the free throw line shooting 75%.  Milbourne is playing 29.5 minutes per game.  In his first game he scored 11 points, as his team dropped a 84-80 decision to Evreux.

Foreman and Milbourne, could possibly be the first father and son in the history of European Professional Basketball to play at the same time.