'Nix in the Pros

Carrington Love is heading to Holland

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Carrington Love (Photo: Matthias Kuchder / Der Teckbote)

After a successful first season of professional basketball in Germany, Carrington Love is taking his talents to The Netherlands.

The 6’3” guard will play for Leiden in the Dutch Basketball League next season.

Love had an impressive debut season as a professional, averaging 14.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game last season for the Kirchheim Knights in the German ProA league. Love also led the league in assists with 6.9 per game and finished third in steals at 2.2 per game.

The Knights finished fourth in the standings and advanced to the semifinals before falling 3-0 to eventual champion Mitteldeutscher.

Love won’t be the first former Green Bay star to play for Leiden. Mike Schachtner played for the club during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, winning a championship in 2013.

Leiden finished 19-9 and finished third in the league last season.

Love was a crucial part of Green Bay’s 2016 NCAA Tournament run and had a decorated 4-year career with the Phoenix. He increased his production every year but saved his best for last, averaging 17.3 points, 3.6 assists, and 3.6 steals per game as a senior which earned him first team All-Horizon League honors.

While one former Phoenix guard is leaving Germany, another will be moving in this fall.

Warren Jones signed with ProB team Elchingen after playing this summer with Pichincha de Potosi of the Libobasquet in Bolivia.

Jones, the Horizon League’s Sixth Man of the Year last year at Green Bay, made an immediate impact during his one season with the Phoenix shooting 35.8% from beyond the arc. In 19.3 minutes per game he averaging 9.7 points and 2.2 assists per game in 29 appearances.

Elchingen’s ProB season beings September 23 with a match up against FC Bayern II.

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