Former Washington standout Justin Holiday is going to play for Generali Okapi Aalstar, a Division I team in Belgium, according to a release from the school.
Aalstar was 22-10 in 2010-11 and finished second in the Ethias League.
Holiday is the second member from last season’s team to sign a contract to play overseas. Matthew Bryan-Amaning will play for Hacettepe University from the Turkish Basketball League.
Including Isaiah Thomas, who was taken in the second round of the NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings, three Huskies from the 2010-11 team will play professionally next season. Of course that’s assuming the locked-out NBA has a 2011-12 season.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:
— It was linked to on the previous threads, but in case you missed it Jeff Eisenberg at Yahoo! Sports penned an informative story on freshman Shawn Kemp Jr. that details his path to Washington.
— Oregon State forwards Eric Moreland and Rhys Murphy were granted medical hardships for the 2010-11 season and will be eligible as redshirt freshmen for the 2011-12 season.
— The pairings for the 76 Classic were announced today and Washington State plays Oklahoma in the first round on Thanksgiving. ESPN2 and ESPNU will over the three-game tournament that’s held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Other teams in the tourney include: Boston College, New Mexico, Saint Louis, Santa Clara, UC Riverside and Villanova. Oklahoma is still awaiting word from the NCAA after committing two major violations.
— Arizona State secured a verbal commitment from 6 foot 2 guard Calaen Robinson, which increases their 2012 class to three.