Duquesne Alumni Playing Professionally in 2013-14

– While the current Dukes haven’t begun their season yet, a number of former players have started in Europe and one has even returned to the NBA. Here’s a recap of where in the world you’ll find Duquesne alumni continuing their careers.

Mike James G Chicago Bulls

– Back in Chicago, James has played five preseason games for the Bulls and made the 13 man roster. The definition of journeyman over his 11 year career,  James has suited up for 10 different teams and only played consecutive seasons with the same organization twice. The 38 year old finds himself in a limited role with the Bulls, but he’s still active.

Aaron Jackson G CSKA – Russia

– Jackson has begun his second season of a three year deal for the Russian power CSKA. Based in Moscow, Jackson has averaged over 12 points in the VTB league and around 8 points in the Euroleague where CSKA competes against other country’s top teams. He plays ahead of former NBA point guard Jeremy Pargo.

Shawn James C Maccabi Tel Aviv – Israel

– James has returned for his third season at Maccabi. Now 30, he remains their starting center in both the Israeli Winner League and in the Euroleague where he’s averaging 10.5 points and 3 rebounds so far.

Kieron Achara PF Lukoil Academic – Bulgaria

– Following a successful summer with the Great Britain national team, Achara moved to Sofia to play for Academic. While they don’t compete in the Euroleague, they compete in the second tier Eurocup and I believe this will mark the first time Achara has joined a club  in a transnational competition. This is a nice step up Achara.

Bill Clark SF Rouen Basket – France

– Bill Clark has played in only 3 of Rouen’s 8 matches and must be sidelined with an injury. He played well in those games, but hasn’t appeared in a month. This is Clark’s 1st year with Rouen and his second in the French second division.

Eric Evans PG Oulun – Finland

– After a year in the ABA, Evans jumped across the pond to take his chances in the Finish First Division. So far, EE has averged 13.1 points in 7 games, but he’s taking a lot of shots and turning the ball over too much. He missed their last game.


– Damian Saunders will compete in the D-League once again while Kojo Mensah should return to Brazil. Neither league has started.

– After a year in Belgium, BJ Montiero has gone missing in action. He didn’t play particularly well, but he didn’t play so poorly that I would’ve expected him to flame out either.

– Neither Melquan Bolding or Sean Johnson have turned up on a European roster.





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