FAYETTVILLE, Ark. – The NBA isn’t the only pro basketball league in the finals of postseason play, as former Arkansas men’s basketball players Courtney Fortson, Kikko Haydar and Sonny Weems are all playing for titles with their respective teams overseas.
Courtney Fortson (@CoatF4) • Trotamundos (Venezuela)
After leading Avtodor to a Russian Superleague regular season title this year, Fortson signed with Trotamundos in the Venezuelan LPB. The All-Russian Superleague Import Player of the Year with Avtodor thanks to averages of 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.5 steals, Fortson joins Trotamundos for the finals of the Venezuelan LPB Playoffs. Trotamundos’ best-of-seven series with Marinos is currently tied 1-1 with Fortson joining the team for game three on Wednesday, June 4.
Venezuela LPB Finals Dates Remaining > June 4, June 5, June 9 & June 10 (if necessary)
Kikko Haydar (@akaKikko) • Sagesse (Lebanon)
Recent Arkansas graduate Kikko Haydar joined Sagesse just a few days after graduation in Fayetteville. Haydar signed a three-year contract to join Sagesse back in April, but was also signed to join the team immediately for its playoff run. That run currently has Sagesse in the best-of-seven finals against Al Riyadi with the series tied 2-2.
Lebanese Division A Finals Dates Remaining > June 5, June 7, June 9 (if necessary)
Sonny Weems (@SonnyWeems13) • CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Finishing up his second year with CSKA Moscow, Weems was named to the All-Euroleague first team a couple weeks ago. Weems and CKSA are coming off a three-game sweep of Unics in the semifinals of the Russian VTB United League Playoffs and will now take on Nizhny Novgorod in the finals. The best-of-five series starts on Monday, June 9. Weems is third on the team in scoring at 11.0 points per game while also adding 3.4 assists and 3.3. rebounds. Over his 23 games played this year, Weems has reached double figures 15 times.
Russian VTB United League Finals Dates > June 9, June 10, June 13, June 14 (if necessary) & June 17 (if necessary)