"With both SBL teams playing finals in 2015, the men after a fourth place finish and the women after scraping through in eighth, the club is hoping the signing of some big-name imports will help propel both teams further up the ladder this year.
University of Buffalo’s three point sharpshooter Cherridy Thornton and Ohio State Buckeye Ashley Adams, who is second in the university’s all-time blocked shot count with 290, will both suit up for the women’s team, who also have a new coach in John Triscari after Deanna Smith stepped down."
"Hapoel Holon (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American forward Javon McCrea (201-113kg-92, college: Buffalo, agency: TNG). He started the season at Sluc Nancy Basket Pro in French ProA. In 6 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.7apg this season. McCrea also played 3 games in Eurocup where he averaged 11.7ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3bpg. The last season he played at BBC Bayreuth (BBL) in German league. In 25 games he averaged 14.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention, All-Star Game and All-Newcomers Team."
"Regan just finished his collegiate career at The University at Buffalo Bulls. Regan is a great late addition for Kumanovo, adding depth in their push for a national championship and advancing out of the groups in the FIBA Europe Cup."
"He should fit in very well in Kumanovo's fast style of basketball but yet very structured style of play. "
During his stay in the USA was the Head Coach of medi bayreuth find it on the search for a new center. Javon McCrea is the new man under the baskets. In his college days, the 21-year-old American came up with quite impressive figures: In four years, he managed to become the best points scorer of all time at the prestigious State University of New York Buffalo. His athletic skills he is now presenting the fans in Bayreuth and the rest of the Beko Basketball Bundesliga.
In the Summer League, he managed to survive despite good performances in the jersey of the Dallas Mavericks do not recommend for a regular place in an NBA team - perhaps because of a spectacular trades. Through a trade with the New York Knicks, in whose train is bringing back Tyson Chandler from New York, two second-round picks were lodged by the Mavericks. One of these two players would Javon McCrea can be, he was quite far with the Mavericks in this year's draft forward. No wonder, because in the past NCAA season, he was able to record for, on average, every two games a Double Double.
The Trade of the team of Dirk Nowitzki could be for medical bayreuth stroke of luck: "Javon is 201 cm certainly not the greatest player, his lack of inches in height, he makes up with an enormous range of his arms up for it. He is very agile and powerful jumper, which are benefits that fit right into our game. I've seen him play not only in Las Vegas but could also talk to him, which is very important to me. The impression I got from Javon is very good and I think he is the player exactly who has been missing in our team. A look at his stats shows that he is tremendously versatile. He gets in, but also has a good eye for his teammates. He is rebounding strongly and can also clean under their own basket. In short, he is exactly what we need ⍊ said coach Michael Koch.
In the U.S. the new Bayreuth Big Man were given a lot of praise. Draft observers describe McCrea as a "complete package" with a strong train to the basket. Through his long arms - in the state it measures with raised arms 2.74 meters, its span is 2.20 meters - succeed not only many blocks but also featured slam dunks.
"I am really looking forward to be in Bayreuth and the possibility to be able to play there. I'm going to show special achievements. I plan to play as hard as possible to land on one of the front seats. I want to give everything and help the team, "says the born on 5 November 1992 in New York State Javon McCrea confidently.
For the Buffalo Bulls Javon McCrea played between 2010 and 2014. Overall, he scored in those four seasons 2004 points, took 988 rebounds, 164 steals and 250 blocks and assists. In the last season of the new Bayreuth Center was named player of the year in the MAC, the Mid-American Conference, was elected. In 29 games, he averaged almost 18.5 points and 9.9 rebounds. In his first season he was voted Freshman of the Year, chosen team in the following three seasons in the All-MAC First. In four Summer League games Javon McCrea came a few days ago to 4.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in an average of about twelve minutes of the game. At 88:62 victory over Phoenix in the last game he contributed ten points.
The contract between medi bayreuth and Javon McCrea was closed for the 2014/2015 season.