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Brian Bowen Becomes First Player Signed To Australia's Next Stars Program

Aug 7, 2018 3:13 PM

Brian Bowen has signed a professional contract with the Sydney Kings in Australia.

Bowen, the No. 14 ranked recruit in ESPN's Top 100 in 2017, is the first player signed to the NBL's Next Stars program, which was launched in March.

Bowen was one of the main figures identified in the FBI's sweeping investigation into corruption in college basketball, as his family was accused of being paid $100,000 by Adidas to commit to Louisville. Bowen subsequently transferred to South Carolina and practiced with the team, but he was ruled ineligible for the 18-19 season as well.

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Andrew Bogut Signs With Sydney Kings

Apr 22, 2018 1:45 PM

Andrew Bogut has signed with the Sydney Kings of Australia's NBL.

The announcement comes just weeks after Bogut told ESPN he felt he still had a number of years left in the NBA.

The Kings finished the 17-18 season in seventh place.

Bogut was waived by the Lakers this season.


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