TBTers Around the World 3/11/17
By: TBT Staff | @thetournament
Let's check-in on what TBTers are up to around the planet Earth
Doug Herring (Max's All Stars) - With weapons such as Royce White (Bad Boys) and Garrett Williamson (Liberty Ballers) at his disposal, it should come as no surprise that Herring leads Canada's NBL with 8.5 assists per game. Herring, who began the season in Uruguay before returning to North America, had one of his best games of the season on Tuesday, pouring in 24 points and 6 dimes for the 18-3 London Lightning. The Utica grad suited up for Max's All Stars in the 2015 tournament.
Rodney Green (20th & Olney) - The 28-year old La Salle product was named the second best player in Argentina last week after exploding for 33 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in a tough 97-95 loss to Obras Basket. Green, who plays for Instituto Atletico Central Cordoba, is second in the league in scoring (20.4 points per game) and has dropped at least 10 points in 15 straight games.
Derrick Byars (Kings of the South) - After beginning the season in France, the 6-foot-7 Vanderbilt grad has signed a contract with the D-League's Delaware 87ers. The Kings of the South swingman has constantly been on the move since being drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2007, playing in ten countries on three continents.
Josh Boone (Barstool, Slam, Talladega Knights) - Speaking of guys who have logged some miles, TBT mainstay Josh Boone will go from Australia, where he nearly averaged a double-double for Melbourne United (10.1 ppg, 9.3 rpg), to the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions. In his eleven seasons of professional ball since being drafted by the New Jersey Nets in 2006 the former Connecticut Husky has played in seven countries on three different continents.
Sammy Monroe (The Jabroni Project) - Notching double-digits in every game this season, Monroe continued his impressive season for Al Gharafa Doha in the capital city of Qatar with a 24-point, 12-rebound outburst against El Jaysh. Monroe is averaging 23.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.
Jason Clark (DMV's Finest) & Demitrius Conger (Basketball City) - The duo have combined to lead Belgium's Antwerp Giants to a 15-7 record so far this season. While Clark is a slashing guard who leads the league with 18.7 points and nearly 5 assists per game, the 6-foot-5 Conger (10.8 points per game) has shown the ability to shoot the three ball and finish around the hoop. Clark was named the league's top player last week following an 18-point, 10-assist night in a 93-81 win over Leuven. If Clark was Batman in the win, Conger was Robin, dropping 16 points to help lead the Giants to victory
C.J. McCollum (Overseas Elite) - Remember when McCollum signed that massive contract with the Portland Trail Blazers in the middle of his brother Errick's run to the TBT title game? Well it has paid off. Alongside Damian Lillard the 6-foot-3 guard has the Trail Blazers fighting for a playoff spot in large help to his 23.2 points per game. McCollum just recently had one of his best games of the season, netting 31 points and 5 assists in a 130-116 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
Marcus Morris (FOE) - One of the masterminds behind FOE, Morris showed this summer that he could have a potential coaching career waiting for him when his playing days come to an end. Following his team's run to the Super-16 this summer, Morris is having one of the best years of his professional career, averaging 14.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Detroit Pistons. On Saturday the 6-foot-9 forward scored 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field in a 136-106 rout of Philadelphia. His twin brother Markieff, the GM of FOE, is averaging a nearly identical 14.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game for the Washington Wizards.
Wesley Matthews (Golden Eagles Alumni) - Speaking of guys who could have a potential coaching career one day, Matthews continues to be one of the most consistent players in the NBA, averaging 15 points per game for the Dallas Mavericks. After missing two games due to a hip injury, Matthews returned back to the lineup last night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.