After playing for Kirchheim in Germany last season, former NC State guard Clifford Crawford has changed flags and is now playing for Levice in Slovakia. Cliff has started off his 2009 campaign with some explosive numbers. In the three games that he has played in he has averaged 19.3 points (54.3 %), 10.7 assists, 4 rebounds and 2.7 steals. Levice is off to a 3-1 (their one loss came in a game that Crawford didn't play) start and they play their next game tomorrow night against Pezinok.
Cameron Bennerman, another Wolfpack alum, also has started off the '09 season with a new squad. After playing in Spain and in the NBA D-League last season, Bennerman has singed on with the Basket Rimini Crabs this season, and has helped lead them to a 2-0 start. He averaged 22.5 points in the first two contests, and hit nearly 50% of the three pointers he shot (9-20). In Sunday's victory over Enel Brindisi, Bennerman had 27 points and drained 5 from deep range. The Crabs next game is on October 18th against Harem PC.
Sticking with the pattern that has been set, yet another former NC State basketball player has started off the '09 season in a new home. After playing in Greece last year, Anthony Grundy has now moved on to Italy and is playing for Carife Ferrara. They started the season off with a win, and Grundy was instrumental in the victory, scoring 19 points and collecting 4 steals.
Brandon Costner just played his first two games as a professional basketball player for Dexia Mons-Hainaut in Belgium. His Dexia squad is 1-1 and Brandon is averaging 12 points and 5 rebounds. Costner started off his professional career with a bang on October 3rd, putting up 22 points and 9 boards. Dexia plays again on October 20th.