If you checked in with me here at this blog for any length of time you'd know I'm particularly interested in professional basketball overseas as well as all things Cleveland Cavaliers related. As such, past blog posts have included updates on ex-Cavaliers currently playing professionally overseas such as Smush Parker, Ira Newble, Luke Jackson, and Damon Jones as well as guys like Christian Eyenga and Dru Joyce III. Additionally, when I got a chance to speak with Anthony Parker and Jawad Williams I asked them about their past experiences overseas, and most recently I've talked with Damon Jones, Qyntel Woods, and Trajan Langdon on that subject for stories posted over at SLAM Online.
In doing so, I was put in contact with former Northern Arizona University PG Josh Wilson, who just recently completed his rookie season overseas in Germany.
I started off asking Josh how the season went, and what it was like making the trek across the ocean to play in Germany, and then asked him if he'd be interested in putting together a series of blog posts talking about what it was like to 'hoop on foreign hardwoods' - per say - since while I can google people's names to see what teams they're on, and talk to them about it on occasion, I actually have no idea what it's like to play professional basketball. My basketball career, so you know, ended on a D-III college JV team. You didn't know D-III colleges had JV teams did you? I didn't either, until I realized they were for people who can't actually play on the D-III Varsity, yet for some reason want to go to college basketball practice everyday. But enough about me, because truth is Josh took me up on the offer and I'm excited to announce that he will be checking in with us going forward talking about who he is, how the season went, what the experience was like, and anything else he feels like talking about.