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Jordan McRae Signs With Melbourne United

Jordan McRae has signed a contract with Melbourne United in Australia.

McRae was selected 58th overall to the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA Draft, and his rights were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers will maintain his rights.

McRae has an NBA out clause in his deal until January.

Brett Brown has deep ties to Australian basketball, and is credited with smoothing McRae’s transition to Melbourne.
Via Michael Kaskey-Blomain/Philadelphia Inquirer

DeAndre Daniels Signs One-Year Deal With Perth

DeAndre Daniels will start his professional basketball career in Australia, where he will reportedly play for the Perth Wildcats.

Daniels was the Toronto Raptors' second round pick in this year's NBA draft. At the request of Masai Ujiri, Daniels will leave at the end of the month to spend four months playing overseas.

“I’m going to Australia for four months, a long vacation, and I’m going back and will be with the Raptors,” Daniels said.  I’m just going to go out there and not look at it as negative, but look at it as a positive. I’m just going to go out there and get better.”

Daniels, who averaged 13.1 points and 6.0 rebounds last season for the Connecticut Huskies, spent the summer with the Raptors. He played five games for Toronto's summer league team.

Daniels does not regret leaving school early.

“I don’t second guess it at all,” he said. “I’m going to Australia for four months and I look at it as a long vacation before I come back. I’ll get better, just keep improving, but I don’t look at it as a negative. I’m just going to keep moving forward and God has a plan.

“It works out differently for everybody, not everybody has the same plan, so all I can control is what I control. That’s how hard I work and keep improving.”

Via William S. Paxton/Connecticut Post

MarShon Brooks Signs With Olimpia Milano

MarShon Brooks signed with Olimpia Milano of the European League, the team announced on Friday morning.

RealGM first reported on Tuesday night that Brooks was finalizing terms with Olimpia Milano.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Lamar Patterson Signs With Tofas SC

Lamar Patterson has signed with Tofas, a Turkish club, for the 2014-15 season.

Patterson was the second round choice of the Atlanta Hawks in this year's NBA draft.

“Lamar is in a good position to continue his development while playing meaningful minutes for a strong professional program next season," Danny Ferry said in a statement on Tuesday. "We have a great respect for the international game and will be closely monitoring Lamar’s progress with Tofas.”

Via RealGM Staff Report
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