Note: I started following Brandon Davies the minute he stepped on the floor for the BYU Cougars and have ever since. I have paid special attention to his NBA career since he left BYU, including doing write ups of every game he played in during his time with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets.
Since being waived by the Nets, I contemplated as to whether or not I should continue his game trackers, but since I love doing it I felt it necessary. Since this is a different experience, I figured I would provide some background about where Davies landed.
Davies is now a member of the ES Chalon-Sur-Saone basketball team that plays in the France-ProA league. Five other Americans players are on the roster, according to Eurobasket.com, including Jason Rich from Florida State, Scott Suggs from Washington and Anthony Ireland from Loyola Marymount.
The French-ProA season lasts 34 games and runs from September through mid-May. Chalon/Saor has played 17 games to this point in the season with a record of 8-9, including one game since Davies arrived.
Brandon Davies came off the bench as Chalon/Saor knocked off Entente Orleans 85-69. He played a total of 13 minutes in the game and finished with four points on 2-of-6 shooting from the floor, including 0-for-1 from beyond the arc. He added four rebounds and assist and a steal.
Scott Suggs and Jason Rich did most of the damage in the win. Suggs totaled 28 points on 8-for-11 shooting from 3-point land while Rich added 20 points, nine assists and five boards. Marcus Dove (Oklahoma State) chipped in with 14 points and seven boards.
Entente Orleans has some familiar faces on the roster, including Sean May and David Noel who teamed up for North Carolina during its run to the 2005 NCAA National Title.
Up next for Davies and Chalon/Saor is a matchup with BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral on Monday. Gravelines has a record of 8-9 so far this season and is led in scoring by Pape Sy. Sy played briefly with the Atlanta Hawks during the 2010-11 season, according to Basketball-reference.com. He is joined by former Mississippi State All-American Lawrence Roberts who played two seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies.