This week’s edition of the WVUPros on the Hardwood Report features updates from Alex Ruoff’s dominance in Germany, the trio of WVUPros in France, Dalton Pepper in Poland, D’or Fischer in Russia, Joe Alexander in Israel, and a recap of Truck Byrant’s year in the Czech Republic.
Alex Ruoff- The Mountaineer shooting guard has had quite the year in Deutschland, averaging 14.6 points per game, 5.7 assists and 3.9 rebounds. This past Sunday for Goettingen (14-14) , Ruoff scored 27 points in 27 minutes as his team, which currently sits in 10th place makes a push for the playoffs. Ruoff contributed seven assists and five rebounds in the 94-68 win for Goettingen, who have won three-straight. Ruoff donned the cover of BIG Magazine (Basketball in Germany) after the victory, and has six games remaining in the regular season. Ruoff and Goettingen play tomorrow night against Crailsheim as they look to secure a spot in the playoffs.
Dalton Pepper- In Poland last Saturday, Pepper and MKS DG (9-16) defeated Wikana-Start, 104-95. In the victory, Pepper scored 14 points and had seven assists and six rebounds. MKS DG has five games remaining this season, with their next matchup coming tomorrow against Anwil.
D’or Fischer- In an 83-70 loss Wednesday for Unics (15-11 VTB United League, 4-2 Eurocup Group G). Fischer scored four points and posted two rebounds and one assist for his squad. Fischer and Unics lead Group G in the Eurocup standings, and have four games remaining in the regular season, with the next coming Sunday against Khimky.
Kevin Jones- Jones scored eight points in Cholet’s (10-16), 80-75, victory over Rouen last Saturday. Jones added six rebounds, two steals and two blocks in the effort. Cholet will play two tomorrow against Gravelines and John Flower’s JL
John Flowers- JL Bourg (6-20), won last Saturday, 88-67, against Pau-Lacq-Orthez. In 22 minutes, Flowers scored 10 points to go along with five steals, three rebounds, one assist and one block. Flowers take the court twice tomorrow against Le Havre and Cholet.
Da’Sean Butler- Butler and Chalons-Reims (14-12) currently sit in seventh place after winning their last three, and seven out of their last 10 games. In their most recent victory Tuesday, 88-71 over Asvel, Butler scored five points in 12 minutes to go along with three rebounds and a blocked shot. Chalons-Reims will try to continue their winning ways tomorrow against Nanterre, the second-place team in the ProA standings.
Joe Alexander- Alexander played only seven minutes in Maccabi Tel-Aviv’s (22-3 Winner’s League, 8-5 Euroleague Group E) 81-72, victory over Galatasaray (Turkey). The Mountaineer forward was held scoreless in the effort, but posted three assists and one rebound. Tel-Aviv takes the court again Hapoel Tel-Aviv tomorrow.
Truck Bryant- Bryant concluded his season last week, with BK Kolin finishing the year 15-27 and out of playoff position. Bryant currently leads the NBL in scoring at 19.4 points per game, with several teams still finishing competition. Bryant also contributed four assists and 3.4 rebounds per game on the year.
Stay tuned for more WVUPros on the Hardwood Reports as seasons finish up overseas.