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Tuesday Basketball Travels - Javon McCrea

It's challenging picking up from scratch and following players in international basketball. I suppose I will have to spend some time really learning what the various leagues are and the pecking order on the world stage.

So for the next few weeks rather than run around looking for links and brushing over things I'm going to try to start to find one relevant story and use that to launch into some background information on the players professional career.

We're going to start with Javon McCrea, the Kraken!

McCrea ended career at UB in 2014 ranked 10th amongst all players then active nationally in points and eighth in career rebounds.  He was the only active player at that time with at least 1,900 points, 900 rebounds, 200 blocked shots and 200 assists.

Javon McCrea Timeline
  • 2000-2014 UB Bulls
  • 2014 Dallas (Summer)
  • 2014 Medi Bayeruth
  • 2015 Brooklyn (Summer)
  • 2015 SLUC Nancy
  • 2016 Santurce Crabbers

Following his UB Career McCrea was signed by the Dallas Mavericks and took part in the 2014 NBA summer league.

After the summer league, McCrea joined Medi Bayreuth, German professional basketball club based in Bayreuth, Bavaria. He averaged 14.5 points per game and five and a half rebounds.

For his efforts, McCrea was voted to the league all-star game where he led the International team to victory scoring a game-high 19 points.

Before the season was out however McCrea suffered a knee injury which sidelined him for the final eight weeks of the season.

His next shot at getting in the NBA came in the form of a tryout with the Brooklyn Nets.

After the summer of 2015 McCrea signed with SLUC Nancy a French professional basketball club based in Nancy. They currently compete LNB Pro A league and are a regular member of the Eurocup competition.

Between the Pro A league and Euroleague seasons Javon averaged a hair over 14 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.

Following his time in France Javon returned to the Western Hemisphere to play for the Santurce Crabbers, a Puerto Rican professional basketball team based in San Juan. that competes in the National Superior Basketball (BSN) league. In two months of play McCrea averaged McCrea averaged 16.3 PPG and 8.4 RPG.

He was then supposed to sign with Spirou Charleroi of Basketball League Belgium Division I when things went sideways.

The transition from the American Javon McCrea for Spirou Charleroi still does not go through. That was confirmed Wednesday by the club. Medical tests showed that McCrea was fit enough for a transfer.

Since this update, there has been no news on McCrea but NBA summer league and it's possible he ends up on a roster again this season.