Eurobasket Pro Report

Best Performances of Former Augusta University Players in Pro Basketball 

Last updated: 12/03/19

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. Deane Williams (6'8''-F-96, graduated '19, plays pro in Iceland) led Keflavik to a victory against one of league's weakest teams Fjolnir (1-8) 109-98 in the Icelandic Dominos League in Friday night's game. He scored 20 points, had 7 rebounds, passed 3 assists and added 2 blocks in 34 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Williams' first season in pro basketball. Keflavik (7-2) is placed first in the Dominos League. Williams has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages 17.4ppg, 10.7rpg, 2.6apg, 1.6bpg and 1.6spg in nine games he played so far.

   #2. Marko Cergic (6'8''-F-95, graduated '15, plays in Romania). Cergic could not help Miercurea Ciuc (1-7) to beat Targu Jiu (3-9) in the Romanian Liga Nationala. He scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The eighth-placed Miercurea Ciuc (1-7) was defeated87-73on the road by the higher-ranked Targu Jiu (#4) in the Group B. It was Miercurea Ciuc's third consecutive loss in a row. It's Cergic's first season with the team. This year Cergic averages 4.0ppg and 2.3rpg.

   #3. Experienced Ben Madgen (6'4''-G/F-85, graduated '10, currently in Australia) led South East Melbourne Phoenix to a victory over the closely-ranked Bullets (5-7) 110-95 in the Australian NBL on Saturday night. He was MVP of the game. Madgen recorded 23 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists in 30 minutes. South East Melbourne Phoenix (6-5) is placed fourth in the NBL. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. It's Madgen's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year 11.5ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.4apg in 11 games.

   #4. KJ Sherrill (6'8''-F/C-91, graduated '14, plays pro in Germany) was the main contributor in Koblenz's victory against the third-ranked Idstein (8-3) 79-70 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Sunday night's game. Sherrill was MVP of the game. He scored 18 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group South-West. SG Luetzel-Post Koblenz (8-3) is placed second. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Sherrill has relatively good stats this season 10.9ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.7apg.

   #5. Keshun Sherrill (5'9''-PG-94, graduated '17, plays in Turkey) contributed to a Yalova Bld's surprising victory against the third-ranked Balikesir (6-2) 89-87 in the Turkish TBL (second division) last Saturday. Sherrill scored 21 points in 31 minutes; not bad, considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. Yalova Group Belediye Spor (4-4) is placed 11th in the TBL. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Sherrill's first year with the team. Sherrill has very impressive stats this season 23.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 6.1apg and 1.4spg in eight games.

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

Garret Siler (7'0''-C-86) plays for Soles SD in Dominican Rep. LNB
Greg Hire (6'7''-F-87) plays for Rockingham Flames in Australian SBL
Jason Killeen (6'11''-C-85) plays for Templeogue in Irish Super League
Kyle Armour (6'0''-G-89) plays for Lakeside Lightning in Australian SBL
Devonte Thomas (6'5''-G/F-93) signed for Vllaznia in Albanian Superliga


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

 

Deane Williams   Marko Cergic Ben Madgen KJ Sherrill Keshun Sherrill
Deane Williams
(Iceland)
(Photo: @AugustaJags)
  Marko Cergic
(Romania)
(Photo: facebook)
Ben Madgen
(Australia)
(Photo: @benmadgenof)
KJ Sherrill
(Germany)
(Photo: @telekombask)
Keshun Sherrill
(Turkey)
(Photo: @newheroesbb)