73 players in 40 countries: Basketball players with Utah ties are thriving abroad

While most college basketball players don’t ever get the chance to play in the NBA, there are still plenty of opportunities to play the game around the world. Professional leagues are in just about every country you can imagine, and players from Utah schools have played in most of them.

From Iraq to Argentina, from Australia to China, 73 players from Utah schools have played professional basketball internationally this season with varying levels of success.

Here is a look at where the players from local colleges and high schools played this season and how they have performed so far.


Charles Abouo, Denain (France-ProB)

Abouo has had a nice year playing in the second-best league in France, as he has been able to show off a solid 3-point stroke and a quality all-around game. His best recent performance came in a 75-73 win over Poitiers, when he finished with 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 5 from beyond the arc. He added three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 27 minutes.

On the season, he is averaging 9.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting to go along with 3.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 steals in 20.1 minutes.

Agustin Ambrosino, Gandia (Spain-LEB Silver), Calero (Bolivia-Libobasquet)

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