Top 10 Former NCAA Players In EuroLeague: Kevin Pangos, Mike James, & More

EuroLeague is full of elite college basketball players who are having great careers overseas. 

While everyone’s goal is the NBA, the second-best league in the world isn’t a bad fall-back option. EuroLeague is loaded with talent: About 25 percent of the players were NBA Draft picks at some point or other, and many of them were blue-chip players at top college programs. 

From All-American selections to Defensive Players of the Year to all-time leading scorers at their respective schools, here are the top 10 former NCAA players in EuroLeague. And you can watch them all right here on FloHoops.

1) Nick Calathes | PG | Panathinaikos | University of Florida '09 | Memphis Grizzlies

Height: 6-foot-6

Stats: 10.8 PTS, 9 AST, 2.5 REB

2) Kevin Pangos | PG | FC Barcelona | Gonzaga '15

Height: 6-2

Stats: 8 PTS, 3.8 AST, 1.8 REB

One of the top floor generals with the Zags and one of the best returning point guards in the EuroLeague, Pangos moved to Barcelona over the summer after two successful years with Zalgiris. That stint in Lithuania includes last year's trip to the Final Four. Now in Spain, Pangos aims to make Barcelona a worthy opponent of their fierce rivals Real Madrid.

3) Mike James | PG | Armani Milan | Lamar University '12 | New Orleans Pelicans

Height: 6-0

Stats: 20.3 PTS, 6.3 AST, 2 REB

James leads, frankly, one of the most fun teams in the EuroLeague in AC Milan. Through the early stages of the competition the Italian side look like a potential team, thanks in large part to the explosive antics of James, who, through four games, is averaging more than 20 points per outing.

4) Shane Larkin | PG | Anadolu Efes | University of Miami '13 | Boston Celtics

Height: 5-11

Stats: 6.8 PTS, 3 AST, 1.5 REB

5) Kyle Hines | C | CSKA Moscow | University of North Carolina at Greensboro '08

Height: 6-6

Stats: 9.5 PTS, 4.3 REB, 1 AST

6) Cory Higgins | SG | CSKA Moscow | University of Colorado '11 | Charlotte Hornets

Height: 6-5

Stats: 15.5 PTS, 3 REB, 1.5 AST

CSKA Moscow are always one of the top threats in EuroLeague — they sit atop the standings right now next to Real Madrid — and their duo of Hines and Higgins is one of the main reasons why. The two Americans provide plenty of athleticism and punch on this loaded, experienced team.

7) Scottie Wilbekin | PG | Maccabi Tel Aviv | University of Florida '14

Height: 6-2

Stats: 20.7 PTS, 6 AST, 3 REB

8) Anthony Randolph | PF | Real Madrid | Louisiana State University '08 | Denver Nuggets

Height: 6-11

Stats: 15.8 PTS, 5.5 REB, 1.5 AST

9) Keith Langford | SG | Panathinaikos | University of Kansas '05 | San Antonino Spurs

Height: 6-4

Stats: 15 PTS, 1.5 REB, 0.8 AST

Where hasn't Langford played? The former Kansas Jayhawk is still ballin', and he's still doing it well. He's played in China, Israel, Italy, and right here in Austin, Texas — where FloHoops is headquartered — and now he's in Greece with a solid Panathinaikos team. If he can maintain this scoring mark he'll give the Greek side a palpable boost.

10) Chris Singleton | PF | FC Barcelona | Florida State University '11 | Washington Wizards

Height: 6-10

Stats: 11.8 PTS, 5 REB, 0.8 AST

Bonus: Bronson Koenig | G | Mornar Bar | Wisconsin '17

The former Badger star may be best remembered for his insane corner three-pointer that sent Wisconsin to the Sweet 16 back in 2016. After going undrafted Koenig bounced around a couple NBA training camps, although he never made a final roster. He eventually signed with Mornar Bar, a top team in Montenegro, who plays in the EuroCup.

Make sure to catch all of these guys right here on FloHoops in the EuroLeague and EuroCup.

Austin Green is an international journalist and scout covering EuroLeague and NBA prospects in Europe and Australia. You can follow him on Twitter @LosCrossovers.

Geno Auriemma, UConn Focus On Team Defense In Renewed Final Four Quest

2018 Women's Paradise Jam Hype Video

The unprecedented level of consistent success UConn basketball enjoys under coach Geno Auriemma doesn’t come without acute attention to detail. 

FloHoops Reaches Multiyear Deal With Australia's National Basketball League

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 16, 2018 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced a multiyear partnership with the National Basketball League (NBL) to provide live and on-demand coverage of the NBL exclusively in the U.S. and Canada — and non-exclusively in the U.K. and Asia — on

Kansas State's Dean Wade Has Eyes For The Ultimate Prize: A Big 12 Title

The label Big 12 Player of the Year carries with it significant lineage. 

Majority Of Class Of 2019 Top-10 Recruits Planning To Sign In Spring

Home Court: Vernon Carey Jr. Primed To Take College Hoops By Storm

The NCAA early signing period begins Wednesday and runs through Nov. 21, but it appears that the majority of the top prospects in the class of 2019 will sign late.

'Next Man Up' Key For Central Michigan, San Jose State Before Junkanoo

Next man up is one of those coach-speak clichés rooted in truth at its core. The field of the 2018 Junkanoo Jam — tipping off Thursday in the Bahamas — offers an example. 

The Euro Step: James Gist Is A Beast, & Other EuroLeague Round 6 Notes

Round 6 might have been the best of this EuroLeague season.

Kansas State, Oregon State & Mizzou Look To Make Noise At 2018 Paradise Jam

2018 Paradise Jam Men's Hype Video

Freshman phenoms dominate the conversation in college basketball, but recent results demonstrate the value of experience.

How To Watch The 2018 Men's Paradise Jam

We're kicking off college hoops season in style as the official streaming partner of the 2018 Men's Paradise Jam. Keep up with the latest schedules, news, and updates on your team before tipoff right here on

Is Memphis Closing In On Landing The Next Chris Bosh In James Wiseman?

James Wiseman Is Dominating EYBL Opponents

The Penny Hardaway era at Memphis got off to a strong start on Tuesday when the Tigers beat Tennessee Tech in Hardaway's coaching debut at his alma mater.

The Kerfuffle, Ep. 5: Washington & Minnesota Are The Dregs Of The NBA

There are a few notable sweet spots in the year for the National Basketball Association, moments when the drama really steps up to the plate and knocks a pitch out of the park.