I’ve been doing my best to keep tabs on all of the players from Michigan high schools and colleges and where they’re playing professionally next season. For Mott Community College, there are a handful, so rather than post individually on each, here’s a rundown as best I can find of where their former players will be next season.
- Kevin Tiggs – France. I caught Tiggs’ signing earlier in the summer and wrote about it then.
- Jeremie Simmons – Germany. Simmons, who played at Ohio State for two years after winning a national player of the year award at Mott, will play for the BSW Sixers club in Germany.
- Terrence Watson – Italy. Watson, a former Ball State player, has played professionally in Iceland and Canada. He played in the Italian Summer League this summer and will return to Italy.
- Thomas Kennedy – Japan. Kennedy, who finished up his college career at the University of Detroit, has made pro stops in Austria and France. He’ll move on to Japan this season, where another former Mott player, Lamar Rice, has made a name for himself over the years. I haven’t heard yet where Rice plans to play next season, however.
- Rob Giles – Czech Republic. Giles finished his career at Ball State and he’s played professionally in Romania.
- Marcus Skiner – Canada. Skinner, who served as an assistant coach last season, will play in Canada next season. He’s also played professionally in South America.
A few other players from Mott played professionally last year, but I haven’t yet tracked down where they’ll be this season:
- Jerel Allen, last seen playing in Germany.
- Carlos English, last seen with the Harlem Globetrotters.
- Richard Field, last seen playing in the Czech Republic.
- Jay Youngblood, last seen playing in Israel.
Those guys all put up solid or better numbers in their respective leagues, so if they’re looking for opportunities, it’s a good bet they’ll catch on somewhere, if they haven’t already.