June 19, 2010
Speaking of Malaga; in contrast to previously reported news, it transpires that they did not actually retain the services of Omar Cook after all. Cook is a quality point guard in Europe, and he shouldn't have problems finding new work. Additionally, as initially reported, David Logan has joined Caja Laboral on a three year deal. He replaces Carl English, who has left the team. And Le Mans quickly found a replacement for Marc Salyers, bringing in former Detroit Mercy forward Ryvon Covile. Ryvon averaged 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds for Entente Orleans last season.
February 10, 2010
- Carl English
English, who is Canadian, is spending his third season in Spain. In the summer he moved from Gran Canaria to Caja Laboral Vitoria, where he had the unenviable task of trying to replace Igor Rakocevic. After a bad start, English has perked up a bit, but he has struggled a bit against the elite competition. English averages 11.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in ACB competition, alongside 8.7 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in the Euroleague, playing 23mpg in each. He is also shooting a combined 44% from three point range between the two. However, English has 8 single figure performances in 12 Euroleague games, compared to just 6 in 21 ACB games. The ACB is good, but the Euroleague is better, and while Carl English's three point shot is working well for him in both competitions, he gets more one dimensional the further up the ladder you go.