Mar 24, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Durand Scott (1) celebrates a dunk against Illinois Fighting Illini during the second half in the third round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at Frank Erwin Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Durand Scott, Rion Brown, and Garrius Adams Sign Contracts Overseas

Former CanesHoops stars Durand Scott, Rion Brown, and Garrius Adams signed their official contracts with their respective teams overseas. Brown and Scott, who were integral parts of the 2012-2013 magical run for Miami, will be re-uniting as teammates in Israel with Hapoel Tel Aviv. Adams, on the other hand, will be taking his talents to Belgium. Congratulations to these three Pro Canes! Full Link HERE. Courtesy of the University of Miami

Three University of Miami alums—Durand Scott, Rion Brown and Garrius Adams—have signed professional basketball contracts to play overseas for the fall of 2014. Adams will play in Belgium while Brown and Scott will team up in Israel. Two of Miami’s players from the Hurricane’s historic 2012-2013 ACC Championship season are becoming teammates once again, but this time Rion Brown and Durand Scott will be playing for Hapoel Tel Aviv in the Israeli Basketball Super League. Brown is coming off his best season as a Hurricane, leading the team in scoring, averaging 15.5 points per game and started in all but one game. This summer Brown participated in the NBA’s Summer League in Las Vegas for the Charlotte Hornets, playing in seven games. Brown averaged 14.6 minutes per game along with 6.3 points and 2.0 rebounds. Scott enters his second year as a professional after a season with Río Natura Monbús Obradoiro of the Liga ACB, Spain’s top-tier professional basketball league. Scott said Brown’s and his signing with Hapoel Tel Aviv was not planned and “just happened.” “Rion actually signed there first and then the offer came in to me maybe about a week later or so,” Scott elaborated. “It was still fresh and I didn’t know if I would actually take that deal. I narrowed it down, and I figured that it was the best decision for me.” Scott believes that their history together will translate into a great relationship on the court. “We have good chemistry off the court, just being great friends,” Scott explained. “We’ll be compatible with one another and just go out there and play as best as possible.” Another senior from the 2013-2014 Hurricanes class also found a home in Europe. Garrius Adams signed with Liege in the first Belgian Basketball division. This past season, Adams posted career highs in several categories, including scoring (10.2 per game) and rebounds (3.3 per game) while starting in each contest. Liege finished last season in fourth place and Adams is hoping to help continue their success while progressing on his last season as a Hurricane. “The team did really well last year and ended up in fourth place and I just want to build off that,” Adams said. “Individually, I just want to have a great rookie season that will build for a great career. I want to build from where I left off at Miami and have a good season this year.” Hurricanes assistant coach Michael Huger, who played pro ball in Belgium from 1996-2005, was able to speak with Adams and provide some advice for the soon-to-be rookie. “Coach Huger just told me to just do what you do and everything else will take care of itself,” Adams said of his conversation with Coach Huger. “To just go out there be aggressive and play hard, play good basketball and off the court just enjoy yourself. Adams said he was not nervous about the transition to Belgium, but rather he is more anxious to finally begin his professional career and is appreciative of the opportunity. “Many people don’t get the opportunity to go over seas,” he said.

 

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