In an annarbor.com story from last week, Manny Harris indicated DeShawn Sims might be venturing to Europe once again to continue his pro basketball career—
After being named the NBA Development League Rookie of the Year last year with the Maine Red Claws, Sims is trying out for teams in Europe, according to Harris.
“He’s basically preparing to go overseas, so he’s got some teams he’s trying out for,” Sims said. “He’s like a brother to me, we talk almost every day.”
—but it turns out, according to a Pro Basketball News item, he’ll be headed to the Far East instead:
SIMS SIGNS WITH SOUTH KOREA CLUB: Reigning NBA D-League Rookie of the Year DeShawn Sims has signed a one-year contract with defending KBL champion KCC Egis (South Korea). Sims averaged 20.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists with the Maine Red Claws in the 2010-11 season.
Hopefully, this overseas venture of DeShawn’s will last longer than his previous one. It should help that he'll be joining a KCC Egis roster that includes Tony Akins, the former Georgia Tech point guard who was born in Detroit and nearly went to Michigan.