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My journey of France

Picture - Le MansI’m in New York fielding a few offers from teams in Poland, Croatia, Germany and Greece but still waiting for that one call to help rejuvenate my career. I have had a tough year and a half basketball wise. I just left Aliaga in Turkey it wasn’t a good fit for me and there are major financial problems in that organization. Sunday afternoon I get a call from Coach JD Jackson of Le Mans Sarthe Basket. He asks am I ready and in shape to play we need a player to step in for 6 weeks and help the team. I told coach this is the call I was waiting on and I was on the plane the next day from New York to Paris!

Fresh off the plane and medical testing I played my first game with Le Mans at home vs Artland Dragons in the Eurocup and we won. I felt part of the team as soon as I stepped on the court it was a great experience. In my stay we managed to win 5 games and losing 2 close games by a few points. We qualified for theLeaders Cup which is the top 8 teams in the French League who will play for a trophy in the middle of February. We also were tied for 1st place in the French League. They had other options but it was a tough situation knowing after 6 weeks that the contract would be over but that’s the beauty of life.I took a chance I gave up guaranteed contracts to pursue a short term deal but the benefits were large.

My leadership and winning attitude was on display and basketball is enjoyable. I want to thank Le Mans Sarthe Basket and all my teammates, fans, and supports for the warm welcome.

I have now landed a job with Cholet Basket for the rest of the season. I will be playing in the French League as well as the EuroChallenge. I am excited about this new opportunity!

Featured Ballers – Spencer Smith

We are back with the featured ballers column. This time I would like to give you a closer look at the career of: Spencer Smith.

My first year overseas was everything that I imagined it to be. The food, the people, the culture and the opportunity to play professional basketball. I played for Deportes Castro in Castro, Chile. It was a small city but very passionate about basketball. We ultimately won the Liga Movistar Championship it was the first championship the city has ever won! A long with the team success I was able to gain individual success averaging 18 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assist and 2 steals. Also first team import all league and defensive. All in all it was a great way to start my professional career.

Spencer is currently looking for a club in Europe, Asia or Latin America. Any clubs interested in his services can reach me via the contact section and I will provide all of the necessary information.

LIVE – Krasnie Krilya Samara at Spartak Primorie

The final game of the season is here GoTorey Followers! Today Torey and Spartak are up against Krasnie Krilya Samara. After yesterday’s great win (93-78). In that game Torey recorded 16 points, 7 assists and 9 rebounds and Spartak forced today’s Game 3! This is a crucial and last game of the season for Spartak in these placement playoff series.

Tune in to the game and cheer for Torey and Spartak on their quest for wins in these playoffs!

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GoTorey.com releases a fresh new logo!

GoTorey followers! I haven’t updated you in a moment due to the Russian League Playoffs and Russian Cup Final Four. I will post about both of those season finishing competitions very soon so be ready for it! But today I have a special news for all of you following my journey.

I was seeking for a logo shocasing my career for some time. I recently even ran a competition on 99Designs but the entries were mostly not satisfactionary enough. I decided to once again head with the guys at LowGravity.pl along with Kamil Doliwa. They knew exactly what kind of a logo I was looking for although I had to order some tweaks and changes but from start until finish I was greatly happy with what they came up with.

There are two logo that I will use for different things so be on the lookout for both of those. The logos are just a start to what’s going to come during the summer! I will have exclusive merchandise and and giveaways that will feature my new logos. Be on the lookout and you may be able to win a signed logo jersey very soon!

LIVE – Spartak Primorie vs. Krasnie Krilya Samara

GoTorey Followers! It’s gametime in Vladivostok and Torey along with his Spartak Primorie teammates is up against Krasnie Krilya Samara. This is the placement round of the playoffs that’s played in a format of Best of Three. Krasnie Krilya is currently leading with Game 1 win and if they win in Vladivostok this will be an end of the playoffs for Spartak. Keep your fingers crossed for Torey and Spartak in this one to avoid elimination and force Game 3!

Tune in to the game and cheer for Torey and Spartak on their quest for wins in these playoffs!

Join in by following the link to the official website of Spartak Basket and comment on Torey’s Official Facebook Fanpage!

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