All time Buffalo points leader Javon McCrea has signed a contract to play with Medi Bayeruth. Medi Bayreuth is a German professional basketball club based in Bayreuth, Bavaria. It was founded in 1999 and since 2013 the company medi is the name sponsor of the team.
The team plays its games in the Oberfrankenhalle: a multi-purpose hall for sports events, concerts and other events. The venue seats 6,100 spectators for basketball games.
Winning the German second division championship in 2009–10 promoted the club to play in the German First Division (Basketball Bundesliga), in the 2010–11 season.
McCrea was the conferences player of the year last season, topping off a record setting UB career which saw him get to the Portsmith invitational and an invite to the NBA summer league, where he played with the Dallas Mavericks.
During his senior year McCrea led the MAC in scoring at 19.6 points per game and he led the league in rebounding at 9.8 per contest. He finished third in field goal percentage (.577) and 14th in assists (2.7). McCrea was also 10th in the league in minutes played.
He finished his college playing days ranked 10th amongst all active players nationally in career points and eighth in career rebounds. He was the only active player in the nation with at least 1,900 points, 900 rebounds, 200 blocked shots and 200 assists.
At the conference level 14th in MAC history in scoring, 18th in MAC history in rebounding, 5th in MAC history in blocked shots.
Three times during his college career he was an all conference player, being named the freshman of the year in 2011, and then the player of the year in 2014. He was also first team all MAC in 2013. After his freshman season McCrea was a finalist for the US U19 Team.
This past season he was also named to the All Portsmith team, the AP All American Honorable mention, and was named a Lou Henson All American.
The Medi Bayreuth kick off their season in October.