Eurobasket Pro Report

Best Performances of Former Augusta University Players in Pro Basketball 

Last updated: 4/23/2019

Courtesy of Sports I.T. Solutions /

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top former Jaguars players who continue their career in pro basketball.

   #1. Greg Hire (6'7''-F-87, graduated '10, plays pro in Australia) was the major contributor in a Rockingham Flames' victory against the leader Wanneroo (6-1) 98-92 in the Australian State League (second division) last Thursday. He had a double-double by scoring 20 points and making 14 passes. Hire also added 9 blocks and 5 steals in 32 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group SBL. Rockingham Flames (5-2) are placed third. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Hire has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages 22.7ppg, 9.3rpg, 10.0apg, 3.0bpg and 2.3spg in three games he played so far.

   #2. Keshun Sherrill (5'9''-PG-94, graduated '17, plays in Holland) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Leeuwarden (8-25) 82-63 in the Dutch Eredivisie on Wednesday night. Sherrill scored 10 points and added 3 assists. New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch (24-8) is placed third in the Eredivisie. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Sherrill has relatively good stats this season 12.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.6apg and 1.7spg.

   #3. Ben Purser (6'7''-F-90, graduated '11, currently in Australia) led Perry Lakes Hawks to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Tigers (3-5) 98-81 in the Australian State League (second division) in Thursday night's game. Purser had a double-double by scoring 14 points and making 12 passes. He also added 10 blocks and 9 steals in 37 minutes. Perry Lakes Hawks (15-3) are placed in SBL group. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Purser's sixth year with the team. Purser has relatively good stats this season 11.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 6.7apg, 2.4bpg and 3.4spg in seven games.

   #4. Experienced Ben Madgen (6'4''-G/F-85, graduated '10, plays pro in Germany). He could not help HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim (7-22) to beat ratiopharm Ulm (17-12) in the German BBL. Madgen scored 7 points. HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim was edged 82-79 on the road by the much higher-ranked ratiopharm Ulm (#6). It was HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Madgen has relatively good stats this season 14.6ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.7apg.

   #5. Kyle Armour (6'0''-G-89, graduated '12, plays in Australia) was not able to help Lakeside Lightning (10-8) in their last game. Despite his very good performance his team lost 88-102 in Hamilton Hill to the much lower-ranked (#10) Cougars in the SBL group. Armour scored 17 points and had 4 steals in 37 minutes. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Armour has very impressive stats this year 15.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.8apg and 1.7spg in six games. 

Other former Augusta University players, who play in pro basketball:

Tommy Williams (6'5''-F-93) plays for Erie Bay Hawks in the NBA G League
Garret Siler (7'0''-C-86) plays for KKL in Taiwanese SBL
Jason Killeen (6'11''-C-85) plays for Templeogue in Irish Super League
Benjamin Ursich (6'6''-F-96) plays for Kilsyth Cobras in Australian NBL1
Marko Cergic (6'8''-F-95) plays for Hrastnik in Slovenian 2SKL
KJ Sherrill (6'8''-F/C-91) plays for Koblenz in German Regionalliga
Tamyrik Fields (6'6''-F-96) plays for Augusta 706ers in the ABA

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Augusta University alumni playing currently in pro basketball. Check COMPLETE LIST.


Greg Hire   Ben Purser Ben Madgen Kyle Armour
Greg Hire
(Photo: @wildcats)
Keshun Sherrill
(Photo: @newheroesbb)
Ben Purser
(Photo: @perrylakesh)
Ben Madgen
(Photo: @benmadgenof)
Kyle Armour
(Photo: LakesideL)