Best Performances of Former Augusta University Players in Pro Basketball
Last updated: 6/10/2019
Courtesy of Sports I.T. Solutions / Eurobasket.com
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 tenth-ranked Suns (7-10) 108-98 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. He had a triple-double by scoring 20 points, grabbing 18 rebounds and passing 10 assists in 32 minutes. Rockingham Flames (12-5) are placed fifth in SBL group. Hire has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages 17.5ppg, 11.9rpg, 9.0apg, 1.7bpg and 2.2spg in 10 games he played so far.
#2. Ben Purser (6'7''-F-90, graduated '11, plays in Australia) led Perry Lakes Hawks to a victory against the 14th-ranked Slammers (0-16) 99-85 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. Purser scored 18 points, had 9 boards, passed 9 assists and added 3 steals. Perry Lakes Hawks (15-3) are placed in SBL group. It's Purser's sixth season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year 12.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 6.1apg and 2.3spg.
#3. Kyle Armour (6'0''-G-89, graduated '12, currently in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Magic (4-12) crushing them 93-66 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Armour scored 12 points and added 6 assists in 28 minutes. Lakeside Lightning (10-8) is placed in SBL group. Armour has very impressive stats this year 15.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 5.2apg and 2.2spg in 16 games.
Other former Augusta University players, who play in pro basketball:
Keshun Sherrill (5'9''-PG-94) plays for Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie
Ben Madgen (6'4''-G/F-85) plays for HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim in German BBL
Garret Siler (7'0''-C-86) plays for Guaiqueries in Venezuelan LPB
Tommy Williams (6'5''-F-93) plays for Erie Bay Hawks in the NBA G League
Henry McCarthy (6'9''-F-91) played for Kongsberg in Norwegian BLNO few monts ago
Jason Killeen (6'11''-C-85) plays for Templeogue in Irish Super League
Devonte Thomas (6'5''-G/F-93) played for DMV Warriors in the ABA last year
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 is last week best Jaguars alumni, who plays professional basketball (Photo: @wildcats)|