Sometimes players come and go in the Beko BBL as rapidly as acorns get gobbled up by squirrels in the Boston Common as this pre season for the Fraport Skyliners has only been two weeks old, but today the club said farewell to BBC Bayreuth Kevin Hamilton buddy Alexander Franklin and brought in power forward Dion Dowell (200-F/G-85, college: Houston) who gets a contract until mid January 2013. The team also announced that American Anthony Jones will be continued to be tested. Dowell is a 27 year old 200cm swing man that was born in Berlin and grew up in Texas. Last season he played for B.C. Habikaa (Israel-Premier League) playing 27 games: 12.3ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 72.0%. "Dion is an athletic wing player with a good three point shot. He brings experience with three different Israli teams. I know him very well and am happy to have him in the team. I am sure that he will fit in our system. We thank Alex Franklin for coming here and training hard. We wish him all the best for the future", stressed Fraport Skyliner head coach Muli Katzurin (agency: Avi Zilberman ). Dowell had the pleasure playing together with Beko BBL players like NBA player Brian Roberts, Isiah Swann, Rashaun Freeman, Danilo Pinnock and Tony Gaffney in Israel.
Dowell started his NCAA career at Texas in 2005 and finsihed at : Houston (NCAA) in 2008 and in his senior year played: 34 games: 10.9ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0apg, 1.5bpg, FGP: 42.6%, 3Pts: 40.8%, FT: 87.9%. Before turning professional he took part at the well known Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 3 games: 10.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.7apg, FGP. In 2008-2009, he started his professional basketball career for teh Golden State Warriors (NBA), left in Oct.'08, in Nov.'08 signed at Dexia Mons-Hainaut (Belgium-D1): Belgian League: 6 games: 9.2ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 63.6%, FT: 16.7%; EuroChallenge: 4 games: 6.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.0bpg, in Jan.'09 moved to Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa (Israel-Premier League, starting five): 19 games: 6.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.2spg, FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 67.6%. In 2009-2010, he played for Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa (Israel-Premier League, starting five): 27 games: 8.4ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 62.9%, 3PT: 40.4%, FT: 70.7%. In 2010-2011, he played for Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem (Israel-Premier League, starting five): EuroCup: 8 games: 3.4ppg, 3.1rpg; Israeli League: 31 games: 7.6ppg, 4.7rpg, FGP: 53.7%, 3PT: 39.7%, FT: 61.4%. "Frankfurt is a big chance for me and I am looking forward to this time. The orgnaization is very good and had success in the past. I want to help the team where ever I can. I think I am a team oriented player that always gives his best. The German league belongs to the best in Europe which means every game is hard. I love this challenge", stressed Dion Dowell. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been Big 12 Regular Season Champion -06, Big 12 Tournament Finalist -06, NCAA Sweet 8 -06, C-USA Tournament Finalist -07, All-C-USA 3rd Team -08, Israeli Premier League Semifinals -09, 11
Israeli Premier League Champion -10, Israeli Winner Cup Finalist -11, Israeli Cup Semifinals -12, and Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention -12
The wiha Panthers have found a player from overseas for the upcoming season with Tabari Perry(203-F, college: Slippery Rock). Parker is a 203cm forward from Cambridge, Maryland that will be going into his second professional season and first in Germany with the wiha Panthers. Last season Perry played with Anagennises Germasogeia (Cyprus-Division A) playing 3 games and averaging 14.3ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.0apg, in Jan.'16 moved to Templeogue Azzurri Dublin (Ireland-Premier League)."We were looking... [read more]
The wiha Panthers have found a player from overseas for the upcoming season with Tabari Perry (203-F, college: Slippery Rock). Parker is a 203cm forward from Cambridge, Maryland that will be going into his second professional season and first in Germany with the wiha Panthers. Last season Perry played with Anagennises Germasogeia (Cyprus-Division A) playing 3 games and averaging 14.3ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.0apg, in Jan.'16 moved to Templeogue Azzurri Dublin (Ireland-Premier League)."We were looking for a team player that doesn't only make points, but makes the team better. He is an allrounder and we believe that he is the right player", stressed head coach Alen Velcic.
Perry started his basketball career in 2008 with Cecil College (NJCAA) playing 24 games, 7.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2apg, 1.4spg, 1.8bpg, FGP: 31.7%, 3PT: 26.1%, FT: 56.0%. He then moved to Slippery Rock (NCAA2) playing 4 games, 7.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.3apg, 0.0spg, 0.8bpg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 0.0%, FT: 66.7%. IN his second season he played 27 games averaging 9.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.4apg, 0.4spg, 0.8bpg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 58.8%. In his senior season he played 32 games, 10.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.1apg, 0.9spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 82.5%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been PSAC Tournament Finalist -11, 13, All-PSAC West Division 2nd Team -12, 14, and Irish National Cup Winner -16.