Sean Marshall To Play In Turkey
Aug. 17, 2007
Boston College's Sean Marshall has agreed to play the 2007-08 season with Pinar Karsiyaka in the Turkish Basketball League.
Marshall is now in Turkey with preseason camp set to begin on August 25. The league's preseason schedule tips off on September 7 and the regular-season schedule begins on October 12.
The Turkish Basketball League is the top professional league in the country. The league consists of 16 teams.
Marshall joins numerous other former American players in the TBL. Among those also playing in the league are Khalid El-Amin (Connecticut), Gerald Fitch (Kentucky), Kenny Gregory (Kansas), Preston Shumpert (Syracuse), Will Solomon (Clemson) and Loren Woods (Arizona).
Marshall's team is based in Izmir, Turkey.
Nate Doornekamp '05 has opted to remain in Germany for the 2007-08 season. The former Eagle center will play for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven in the 1.Bundesliga, the country's top basketball league.
Doornekamp played for TBB Trier in the same league for the past two seasons. He averaged 7.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in 33 games in 2006-07. Trier is coached by former Connecticut star Joe Whelton.
Louis Hinnant '06, who played the 2006-07 with the Sundsvall Dragons (Sweden), will play for Kataja in Finland's Korisliiga (league) this season.