Friday, August 14, 2009

Costner Signs With Top Team In Belgium


We talked with Brandon Costner yesterday and he told us that he signed on with Dexia Mons-Hainaut, which is one of the best teams in Belgium. Dexia has had a lot of success as of late, finishing last season as the regular season runner-up and making it to the league finals. The last time that they won the Belgian Cup was in '06 and they made it to the Cup finals in '08. Costner will be suiting up with Justin Gage (Xavier), Craig Callahan (UNC-W), Kelvin Torbert (Michigan St.) and Dominique Coleman (Colorado) along with others. Brandon and crew will begin their season on October 20th. We are excited for Brandon and look forward to tracking him next season.

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7 Responses to "Costner Signs With Top Team In Belgium"
  1. ottoWOLFPACK said...
    August 14, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    I used to live in Mons, that will be a great experience for him.

  2. Anonymous said...
    August 14, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    I wish Brandon the very best. Also just know from my friend with the Bulls organization has said that they are not done with Costner. They really like him and that he may be in their uniform for the 10'11' season.

    Great job!!!

  3. Jeff said...
    August 14, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    I think it's time to settle on the fact that Leslie is gone. From Rivals:

    What's the latest on C.J. Leslie? Will he be a five-star when the new rankings come out?

    -- Evan from Lexington
    -----
    For starters, Leslie was an eye-catcher at last weekend's Nike Global Summit. He is still hit or miss as a finisher and his basketball IQ is sometimes lacking, but Leslie is a top-notch athlete and, most impressively, a ferocious competitor. In one game, all his teammates laid down during a brutal beat down by Brazil, but Leslie never flinched and competed to the end. Throughout the event, he was the energizer and the heart of his team. That has been the case for whatever team he played for during this travel circuit season.

    Yes, Leslie will be a five-star. There are some limitations to his game, but anyone at 6-8 and that athletic and competitive is a five-star. What had me sleeping on Leslie is that I didn't realize he was this competitive. Either I missed it or he has developed it during this travel circuit season.

    As for his recruitment, Leslie seemed very high on Kentucky and North Carolina when I interviewed him last weekend. He also mentioned Connecticut, Florida and Maryland as schools of interest.

  4. Anonymous said...
    August 14, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Jeff

    Early on Leslie was thought off as a talented lackadaisical player. I remember a few months ago reading an article where Leslie himslef admitted he had to turn it on all the time. Since then he has been nothing short of magnificent.

    JerseyWolf.

  5. redfred said...
    August 14, 2009 at 4:24 PM

    If Jeff is right, and it sounds like he may be, then we'll just have to wait a little longer before guys start to appreciate what's going on in Raleigh. Not that Leslie shouldn't already appreciate the fact that NC State's coaching staff put faith in him back before hardly anyone else even knew who he was.

    Oh well, I'm not sweating it, it's not like I haven't learned patience over the past two decades.

  6. Jeff said...
    August 14, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Jersey - reread the last paragraph. I think Leslie is awesome, but not coming to State.

  7. Anonymous said...
    August 14, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    congrats to brandon. i'd like to see him do well.

 

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