Pro Hurricanes Report: 16 Canes Playing Pro
James Jones – Miami Heat – Jones has been used sparingly all season, playing reserve time. He has contributed and helped win nine of 10 games for the Heat this season, and averages 53 percent from beyond the arc this season. He is helping the team look to return to the NBA Playoffs.
Shane Larkin – Dallas Mavericks – Since the middle of December, Larkin has been consistently earning more and more playing time with the Mavericks. He has averaged 3.2 points per game in about 12 minutes of playing time. He continues to show off his great passing skills averaging almost two assists per game, too. Larkin will play former Miami Hurricane, John Salmons in an upcoming game on January 22.
John Salmons – Toronto Raptors – In a recently acquired trade, John Salmons was acquired in a trade from the Sacramento Kings. Since the trade in December, Salmons is averaging 6.7 points per game, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. In the most recent win against the Milwaukee Bucks, he finished second on the team with five assists, and also scored 10 points. Earlier this month, John Salmons and the Toronto Raptors traveled to downtown Miami to take on the former Miami Hurricanes teammate, James Jones and Miami Heat. The Heat won the close game with a final score of 102-97.
Will Frisby – Fort Wayne Mad Ants – Frisby has played in 19 games for the Mad Ants, and more recently he is earning more and more playing time. His production has increased throughout the end of December. For a six-game stretch in December, he averaged 11.2 points per game. He is currently teammates with another former Miami Hurricane, Trey McKinney Jones.
Robert Hite – Canton Charge – Since the middle of December, he has played in 12 games, averaged 23.9 minutes per game, and 8.8 points per game.
Lance Hurdle – Springfield Armor – Since the end of November, Hurdle has averaged 5.8 points and 1.6 assists per game. He is currently used in the rotation at the guard slot, recently making the jump back from playing overseas.
Reggie Johnson – Delaware 87ers – He was recently waived by the 87ers, and is currently looking for a new team, but not before playing in seven games, averaging 5.29 points per game, and 4.43 rebounds per game.
DeQuan Jones – Reno Bighorns – Since the start of the D-League season, Jones has played in 18 games and over 500 minutes of basketball for the Bighorns. He is averaging 11 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, and 1.3 steals per game. In the last three games, he has averaged 14 points per game.
Trey McKinney Jones – Fort Wayne Mad Ants – McKinney Jones has earned himself the starting small forward position, and he leads the team with 35.6 minutes per game and he is second on the team with 16.9 points per game. He has had one double-double this season, and is currently helping lead the Mad Ants to second place in the East Division with a record of 11-8.
Brian Asbury – Hapoel Holon (Israel) – Since the start of December, Asbury has been maintaining steady game time averaging 32.1 minutes per game. In this span, he averaged 14 points per game and he has gathered approximately eight rebounds per game.
Julian Gamble – St Vallier Basket Drome (France) – Since the start of the season, Julian Gamble has consistently led the team as a starter. He is the leading scorer on the team averaging 16.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. In the last three games, he has hit all of his shots from the free throw line, adding 10 extra points.
Malcolm Grant – Halifax Rainmen (Canada) – Earlier this January, Malcom signed with the Halifax Rainmen and he has played in two games since joining the team. He played 29 minutes in the first game and 27 in the second game. He also scored 17 and 18 points in the respective contests.
Kenny Kadji – NY Phantom Braunschweig (Germany) – Kadji has played in five games for NY Phantoms. His best game came against EWE Baskets where he totaled 14 points in 25 minutes of game time.
Anthony King – Artland Dragons (Germany) – Currently seeded fifth in the BBL Standings, Artland Dragons are connecting on all cylinders on the court. Anthony King has been a conributing factor in 23 games this season. His best game came against Bayreuth on December 22 where he posted a double-double scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds.
Durand Scott – Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB (Spain) – Scott has played in 14 games since the season has started for Obradoiro. His first game of the new year on January 4, he scored a career high 12 points in nine minutes of play.
Adrian Thomas – Shimane Susanoo Magic (Japan) – Thomas has contributed in 25 games this season and already participated in four games as of the new year. In this four game stretch, he has averaged 8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
SOURCE: Miami Athletics