Eight Hurricanes are currently on professional basketball rosters around the world, including three on NBA rosters. Keep updated on Canes in the pros below.
DeQuan Jones – Orlando Magic
DeQuan Jones has started three of the nine games for the Magic and is averaging 3.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.3 blocks in 10.6 minutes per game. He is shooting 42.3 percent from the field and has hit two of his four 3-point attempts. Jones started the first two games of the season, but missed games Nov. 7-17 while coming back from injury.
James Jones – Miami Heat
James Jones has come off the bench for the Heat averaging 2.0 points a game, hitting 4-of-9 (44.4%) of his shots, all from beyond the arc. For his career, Jones has knocked down 601 treys, and is averaging 6.0 points per game in his 10th year in the league.
John Salmons – Sacramento Kings
John Salmons has started the last seven games for the Sacramento Kings. This season he is averaging 6.9 points per game, shooting 40.8 percent (29-71) from the field, as well as 2.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.8 steals each night. Salmons has hit eight shots from distance and 10-of-14 from the line (71.4%).
Brian Asbury - Cajasol Banca Civica Sevilla (Spain)
Brian Asbury has played in 14 games averaging 27.1 minutes per game for Cajasol in Spain. He is averaging a team-high 12.8 points per game, hitting 50.7 percent of his shots. He is one of the league leaders in steals with 1.5 swipes per game. He also has grabbed 3.7 rebounds and dished 0.7 assists per game.
Malcolm Grant - APOEL Nicosia B.C. (Cypress)
In five games for the APOEL Nicosia, Malcolm Grant has averaged 7.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 21.7 minutes per game. He is shooting 36.1 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from distance, as well as an 87.5 percent clip at the line.
Lance Hurdle - Wollongong Hawks (Australia)
Lance Hurdle is playing in Australia for the Wollongong Hawks in the National Basketball League. He is one of the top three point shooters in the league shooting 41.0 percent from the arc and 40.0 percent from the field. He is also in the top 25 in points scored, averaging 10.4 points a game. His season high points total was 16 on Oct. 28 when he shot 50 percent from the field. He is also averaging 2.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.9 steals per game.
Anthony King - Artland Dragons (Germany)
Anthony King has played 15 games for the Artland Dragons in Germany, averaging 10.0 points and 6.1 rebounds in 24.4. minutes per game. He is shooting 49.5 percent from the field and 75.0 percent at the line while averaging 0.9 assists, 0.4 blocks and 0.3 steals per outing.
Adrian Thomas - Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix (Japan)
Adrian Thomas has played in 10 games averaging 16.7 points per game in the BJ League for the Hamamatsu Phoenix. He is shooting 42.6 percent from the arc and 31.0 percent from the field along with 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals. In his last game, against Takamatsu, Thomas had 14 points – including three from distance - with eight rebounds, which was a season high.