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November 12, 2009 / umbcdawgblog

Retriever Alumni Update – Nov. 12, 2009 – Greene Signs with PBL

A busy week for the Retriever Alumni Update, as three former basketball stars continue to shine overseas, one signs with a professional team for the first time and professional indoor soccer is about to kick off.

Professional Basketball

Former Retriever Darryl Proctor led the Bakken Bears to victories over Svendborg Rabbits (92-85) and Aabyhøj NS (115-69) this past week. He had 18 points and five rebounds against Svendborg last Thursday, while he had 10 points against Aabyhøj on Wednesday. Earlier today, he had 14 points and five rebounds in a 103-86 win over Horsens IC. For the season, he is averaging 18.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game.

Down in Slovenia, former Dawg Andrew Feeley celebrated his 26th birthday on Sunday after scoring 18 points and grabbing eight rebounds for Elektra Esotech in a 81-76 loss to Geoplin Slovan. He’s averaging 17.3 ppg and is third in the league with 9.5 rebounds per game.

Over in Japan, Mike Housman scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds in just 17 minutes of action as Toyota Tsusho improved to 4-0 on the season with a 101-84 win over Hitachi. He leads the JBL2 with 11.25 rebounds per game and is second with 19.25 points per game.

Making the update this week is former UMBC legend Jay Greene, who signed with Premier Basketball League’s Vermont Frost Heaves. Play starts in early 2010 and we’ll keep you posted when Jay makes his debut. His coach at Vermont, Jeff Strohm, had good things to say about Greene after the tryout camp.  “Jay is a very enthusiastic, and competitive player who plays the game with a huge chip on his shoulder that Frost Heave fans will enjoy,” stated Strohm.  “Jay displayed an ability to lead his team on both ends of the floor with only one concern…. winning. While he may not be large in stature, he is large where it counts – heart, head, and humility.”

Major Indoor Soccer League

The defending Champion Baltimore Blast make their 2009-10 season debut tomorrow night when they face off against the Rockford Rampage, Baltimore’s opponent in the 2009 Championship Game. The Blast feature two former UMBC soccer players, Giuliano Celenza and Billy Nelson, while captain P.J. Wakefield has retired to become a Baltimore County police officer.


As always, if you know of any former Retrievers playing in professional or semi-professional leagues around the world, please email and we’ll start tracking them. Thanks for reading.


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