WELCOME to myhoopjourney.com,
This is a place for all of those involved or interested in basketball around the world. Everyone can find a way to look up stats, watch YouTube highlights or stream games from all across the globe these days, but this site is designed to shed light on the unseen parts of the basketball journey. With almost no long-term contracts, various styles of play, and a wide range of living and travel conditions, the professional life of an international player can present many challenges. Throw these things in with a dose of foreign culture and the journey of a player overseas often creates some of the most compelling and unique stories in sports that widely go untold.
Basketball players who don’t end up having a long-term NBA career often bounce around from team to team or country to country. These players, often known as ‘globetrotters’ or ‘JOURNEYMEN’ can make a good living and have a career full of priceless experiences. The founders of this site have a combined journey that spans nearly every continent, market, and level of basketball “overseas”. After seeing too many young players ruin potentially lucrative careers due to being ill prepared to endure the rigors of this line of work, this site is also a tool to educate, enlighten and entertain. Experience life overseas through the eyes of the athletes who live it!
Ronald Burrell Bio
Ronnie is a native of Montclair, NJ, and alumnus of UNC-Greensboro. Prior to retiring from playing and joining the coaching staff of Florida Atlantic University in 2016, Burrell had an 11-year career in Europe (Germany, Poland, and France). He was a versatile power forward who competed internationally in the VTB, Eurochallenge and 55 Euroleague games, reaching the quarterfinals in 2010. He has amassed 3 Polish championships, a German cup championship, and numerous all-league accolades.
Kyle Hines Bio
Kyle Hines is a native from Sicklerville, NJ. He is an alumnus of UNC-Greensboro, where he graduated as the most decorated basketball player, men’s or women’s, in school history. He is in his 9th year playing professionally in Europe. Currently, he is playing with CSKA Moscow in Moscow, Russia in the Euroleague. He has also played in Italy, Germany, and Greece. He is a 3-time Euroleague Champion, 3-time VTB league Champion, and Euroleague Defensive Player of the Year. He has also won the Greek, Italian and German League Championship and numerous individual awards.
James Maye Bio
James was born and raised in Copiague, NY and attended high school in Kennesaw, Georgia. He is an alumnus of UNC-Greensboro receiving both his Bachelor’s Degree and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, as well as an alumnus of the American College of Thessaloniki where he obtained his MBA while playing in Greece. He is in his 14th year playing professional basketball overseas. He has played for teams in 16 countries throughout every continent and made top 8 ULEB and Ligas Americas. He has also been a member of Dominican Republic National Team winning a bronze medal in Centrobasket 2014 and competed against some of the best national teams in the world including Team USA. He is a 6x champion, 3x runner-up, 4x all-star, 2x league MVP, 3x bronze medal winner and numerous other individual and all-league titles.
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LIFE & BASKETBALL
Journey with us around the world inside the life of a professional international basketball player from training camp to tip-off.