Alumni Game Set For Saturday As Panthers Excel In The Pros
Jan. 26, 2007
MILWAUKEE - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's basketball team will host its annual Alumni Game before Saturday's nationally-televised contest with UW-Green Bay.
A number of alums are expected to be on hand for the game, which will start at approximately 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena. But a long list of former Panthers are still playing basketball professionally, including five of the seniors from last year's squad.
As of last count, 11 former Panthers are playing professionally, either domestically or internationally. Clay Tucker and Shaun Fountain are both playing in the U.S., Nate Mielke is playing in Chile and eight others are in Europe. A rundown of some of the latest information regarding UWM alums in the pros:
Boo Davis - Maccabi Givat Shmuel (Israel)
Davis leads his team in scoring at 16.6 points per game. He is also shooting 65 percent from the field, one of the best figures in the Israeli Premiere League.
Shaun Fountain - Indiana AlleyCats - Continental Basketball Association
Fountain is averaging more than 23 points per game to go along with six assists and 3.9 rebounds per contest. He ranks third in the league in scoring, third in assists and second in steals (3.0 per game).
Chris Hill - CS Otopeni Bucuresti (Romania)
Hill is averaging 13.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. He scored 18 points to go with six rebounds and seven assists in a win last weekend.
Ed McCants - CSKA (Bulgaria)
McCants was in a tryout with CSKA and is expected to sign a contract. He has also played with Defensor Sporting Club in Uruguay and with Grand Rapids in the International Basketball League.
Jason McCoy - KK Mornar Bar (Montenegro)
McCoy is now in Montenegro after starting the season in Turkey.
Nate Mielke - Provincial Osorno (Chile)
Mielke has helped his team into the finals of DIMAYOR. He has also played in Mexico and Estonia.
Dylan Page - Drac Inca (Spain)
Page is averaging 17.4 points and seven rebounds per game, ranking in the top five in the league in both categories. Page also played two seasons in Greece.
Adrian Tigert - Huesca (Spain)
Tigert is averaging 18.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while shooting 60 percent from the field. He leads his team in both scoring and rebounding and scored 29 points in a loss last week.
Clay Tucker - Arkansas RimRockers - NBA Development League
Tucker is averaging over 17 points and 3.5 rebounds per game while rating in the top 10 in the league in scoring much of the season. He was recently featured on the league's website as one of the players with a solid chance of receiving and NBA call-up later this season.
Joah Tucker - STB LeHavre (France)
Tucker is averaging 13.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game playing in France's top division. He has helped his team to a 10-8 record while ranking third in the team in scoring and second on the squad in rebounding.
Jose Winston - TSV Dachau (Germany)
Winston is playing in his second season with Dachau and is among the team leaders in nearly every statistical category.