November 15, 2010
110th: - Austin Toros - Shagari Alleyne, Manhattan College
Alleyne is no stranger to the D-League, having been there for parts of the last three seasons. His CV contains some pedigree; three years of D-League, three years of college, one NBA contract (Philadelphia, 2007 training camp), some stints in the PBL, and a stay with the Globetrotters. The reason he gets all this work is because he's 7'3, and there just aren't many 7'3 guys out there. However, Alleyne is about to turn 27, and still hasn't many developed skills to go with that height.
Last year, Alleyne started in Norway, then returned to the D-League and averaged 3.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game for the Albuquerque Thunderbirds, before moving to the Halifax Rainmen of the PBL. It's now the Toros's turn to keep him for a month.
December 29, 2009
- Shagari Alleyne
Shagari Alleyne started this season in Norway. I told you about this at the time, but no one would fault you for not noticing. He left the team (Tromso) before playing a game, and came back to America, where he signed with the D-League and was taken in the fifth round of the draft by the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds released him without so much as a whimper before the season started, and a couple of weeks ago, Alleyne signed with the Halifax Rainmen in Canada, who play in the Premier Basketball League. You'll notice we don't cover Norway and the Premier Basketball League on here as a rule.
In his first game with the Rainmen, Alleyne put up 5 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in 16 minutes. In his second game the following night, Alleyne put up 3 points and 0 rebounds in 8 minutes. In the third game, he perked up a bit, totalling 8 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks in 19 minutes off the bench, in a PBL game against the Vermont Frost Heaves that the Rainmen won by 45 points. What's a Frost Heave?