Have Shoes Will Travel Update

By Andy Hui

In January 2016, LMULIONSROAR.com provided a report on former LMU Lions playing professionally overseas.  If you missed that article, here is a link.

It’s time we provided fans with an update.  We’ve included players that transferred to different schools after leaving LMU because the mantra still stands, “once a Lion, always a Lion.” This list only includes those who played during the 2019/20 season, and those whose season was disrupted by COVID-19 domestically and internationally.  If we missed anyone, please let us know and we’ll update the list ASAP.  Shoot us an email at LMULIONSROAR@gmail.com.  The three necessities in every player’s backpack still holds:  a valid passport, clothes, and basketball shoes.  Enjoy!

LMU Lions in the Pros (2019-20 Season)
LMU Games
NameYearsTeamLeaguePlayedMinutesRebsAssistsStealsPoints
Sherman Gay2000-2004LilleFrance – 21515.72.60.30.58.3
Damian Martin – %2003-2007PerthAustralia NBL2120.93.23.01.23.4
Kevin Young2008-2010Stockton KingsNBA G League3818.24.91.20.96.2
Vernon Teel – *2008-2011E.N. ParalimniCyprus – OPAP Div. A218.57.02.50.57.5
Ashley Hamilton2008-2013CorunaSpain – LEB Gold1024.95.21.51.011.8
Anthony Ireland2010-2014Lisboa BenficaPortugal – 11420.32.75.61.28.1
Nick Stover – @2012-2014Al GharafaQatar – Division 116not avail.9.42.51.222.4
Marin Mornar2012-2016MZT SkopjeABA 1815.22.70.80.45.1
Gabe Levin2013-2014 Bnei HertzeliyaIsrael Super League330.37.30.71.025.0
Evan Payne2013-2015KK Kozuv ADNorth Macedonian1728.94.23.11.219.4
Simon Krajcovic2014-2015Astrum LeviceSlovakia – Extraliga2827.23.64.31.210.0
David Humphries2014-2016GoldfieldsAustralia – State 2832.98.34.32.717.3
Josh Spiers – #2014-2016IpswichAustralia – State 1325.54.10.81.113.6
Petr Herman2014-2019Egoe BrnoCzech Rep. Mattoni1319.35.51.10.88.0
Buay Tauch2015-2017LondonBritish BL922.14.91.30.98.4
Brandon Brown2015-2017Rilski SportistBulgarian NBL2028.12.95.51.815.7
Munis Tutu2015-2017OttawaCanada – CEBL816.02.52.40.84.5
Steven Haney2015-2018JamtlandSweden – 13228.53.11.60.913.5
Kelvin Amayo2016-2017ToufarghanIran Superleague1637.14.64.24.026.6
James Batemon2017-2019OgrePAF Latvian Estonia2426.33.93.40.917.3
% – Martin recently retired in July 2020; won six NBL titles (2010, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20) and six Best Defensive Player titles
* – Teel spent majority of season at Maccabi Hod Hasharon (Israel-National League), in March 2019 signed at Enosis Neon Paralimni (Cyprus- Div. A)
@ – 2018-19 Season; Stover recently signed with Al-Wakrah in Qatar
# – Spiers’ 2018-19 Season stats; 2019-20 season cancelled due to Covid-19

Here are links to videos and stories about everyone.

Sherman Gay

For more information on Sherman Gay, please visit here.

Damian Martin

Damian Martin (AAP: Richard Wainwright)

For more information on Damian Martin, please visit here.

Kevin Young

Santa Cruz Warrior Kevin Young fires a pass in front of Northern Arizona Suns’ Daxter Miles Jr. during a game last November. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel file)

For more information on Kevin Young, please visit here.

Vernon Teel

Vernon Teel

For more information on Vernon Teel, please visit here.

Ashley Hamilton

Here is a clip of Ashley winning 2019 BBL Finals MVP.

Anthony Ireland

For more information on Anthony Ireland, please visit here.

Here is a story about Antony’s leadership academy.

Nick Stover

For more information on Nick Stover, please visit here.

Marin Mornar

Marin Mornar

Here are some clips of Marin “Money” Mornar.

Gabe Levin

Gabe Levin

For more information on Gabe Levin, please visit here and here.

Evan Payne

Evan Payne

For more information on Evan Payne, please visit here.

Simon Krajcovic

Simon Krajcovic

For more information on Simon Krajcovic, please visit here.

David Humphries

David Humphries

For more information on David Humphries, please visit here.

Josh Spiers

Josh Spiers

For more information on Josh Spiers, please visit here.

Petr Herman

Petr Herman

For more information on Petr Herman, please visit here and here.

Buay Tauch

Buay Tauch

For more information on Buay Tauch, please visit here and here

Brandon Brown

Brandon Brown

For more information on Brandon Brown, please visit here.

Munis Tutu

Munis Tutu

For more information on Munis Tutu, please visit here and here.

Steven Haney

For more information on Steven Haney, please visit here.

Kelvin Amayo

Kelvin Amayo

For more information on Kelvin Amayo, please visit here.

James Batemon

James Batemon

For more information on James Batemon, please visit here and here.