Numerous IBL players are continuing their careers overseas
2014 IBL MVP Andre Murray is now playing in Japan's bj-League
Photo by Brian Drake
After every International Basketball League season, players sign on elsewhere to continue their playing careers as they develop, and add to their time spent in the IBL.
The roads and paths in which IBL alumni take can vary across the globe once they wrap up a season in the IBL, but with each new opportunity an alum takes, is a great experience both playing wise and personally. Whether it be the NBA Development League, or the bj-League, IBL players frequently find playing homes domestically and overseas.
Some of the very best IBL talent over the years have once again signed on to excellent playing opportunities abroad, and below is a list of those players.
2013 IBL MVP and All Star now 2014 QBL MVP and QBL Men's Champion, Scoring Title and First Team All-Star, check out the highlights, now on to Japan for the fall/winter season with Bambitious Nara.
2014 IBL MVP and All Star has landed in Japan to play for a familiar coach leading Nara for the first time this season, and will compete against former IBL teammate Lawrence Blackledge.
2014 and 2013 IBL Most Improved Player has seen his first pre-season action with UMEA, the spotlight is on the talented Portland native to keep progressing his game overseas this fall/winter.
2014 IBL All-Star returned to the Volcanoes roster this season, putting up a double double every game to get another look going back overseas to where he will attempt to keep his team at the number one spot in the LNA.
2014 IBL Champion and MVP of the championship game fresh out of college to the pros with the Slam is officially signed in Slovenia with the Helios Suns is currently in Slovenia competing in exhibition games with the Helios Suns of the first division Telemach League where the big man will look to spend the fall/winter season.
2014 IBL Rookie of the Year transitioned his game and is departing for Spain shortly for his first play overseas looking to make an impact in the LEB and keep moving up, improving on his impressive game.
2013 IBL Rookie of the Year came back to the Sabres this season for Coach Becerra but quickly found himself in high demand overseas and has landed in Holland playing for Landstede Basketball.
The talented Seattle athlete went from the Ukraine to the Flight and is now in Belgium for the fall/winter season to put up impressive numbers and help his 7th ranked team move up to the number one spot.
Joining the Volcanoes after his return from Georgia with Batumi, putting up double figures, McCaffrey is currently in China on a tour with high level talented teammates including NBA D-League standout Anthony Mason Jr.
On the court with Seattle this IBL season Scharer put up 7.7apg in 48 minutes, now leading the ABL in assists per game at 6.25 as a Dragon.
A vet in the game with multiple seasons in the IBL, Woods went from the Seattle Flight on a flight all the way to the Middle East now on the court with Al-Shurtah, enjoying culture off the court.
This IBL All-Star spent more than three seasons in the league and stays ballin' overseas, currently in Romania back with the Energia Rovinari Eurochallenge team for the fall/winter season he continues to put up buckets.
Being quoted as getting his start in the pros with the IBL, this 70" wing spanned talent is always good for a few highlights when he is on the court, now in his 5th season in the bj-League, third with the Big Bulls, where they lost a heart-breaker last season in the championship.
Taking full advantage of his experience and exposure in the IBL, the big man from Temple is now in his fifth year in the bj-League competing with the B-Corsairs again this season they will look to place higher than 8th from last season.
Returning from Germany Pro-A and his time with Jena , Sim was missed this season from his 15+ppg 2013 performance with the Volcanoes , and after taking time for his body to heal he is back, moving up in the game with the Merlins in the BBL.
The former Chinook, 7'1" Big Man Wolfinger, returns to Japan this fall for a repeat to take the Championship again for Tokyo in this development league with help from translators to understand his coaches
Based in Central Spain, the Obila team competes as a member of the Spanish Basketball League's third-tier Silver division where last season Duty averaged 11ppg, 5rpg scoring in double figures 16 times.
2014 IBL Champs: Bellingham Slam
Photo by Brian Drake