EKU hoops playing pro

Former Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball standout Corey Walden will play for the reigning champion Toronto Raptors in the NBA Summer League.

There are at least 12 former Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball players playing professionally across the globe, according to EuroBasket.com.

There are Colonels playing in 12 different countries, spanning four different continents.

Here is a look at some of those ‘Colonels in the Pros’:

Corey Walden (2012-15): Walden was named MVP of the Israeli Winner League this past season. He averaged 18.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists-per-game while shooting over 40 percent from three-point range for Hapoel Holon. He is currently playing for the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Summer League.

Glenn Cosey (2012-14): Cosey won a Latvian Championship with VEF Riga in May. As of May 20, he was averaging 15.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.1 apg and 1.5 spg.

Mike Rose (2005-09): Rose plays for the Knox Raiders in the Australian State League (second division). As of June 21, he was averaging 15.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.5 apg and 1.4 spg. 

Marcus Lewis (2012-14): Lewis won an NBLC (National Basketball League of Canada) title with the Moncton Magic in May. As of June 21, he was playing with the Guelph Nighthawks of the CEBL (Canadian Elite Basketball League).

Jarelle Reischel (2015-16): As of June 21, Reischel was playing for Telekom Baskets Bonn in the German BBL (Basketball Bundesliga), which is the highest level league of professional basketball in Germany.

Mike DiNunno (2010-13): DiNunno plays for KR Reykjavik in the Icelandic Dominos League. As of May 12, he was averaging 16.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 4.4 apg and 1.6 spg.


Eric Stutz (2011-15): Stutz plays for Actel Forca Lleida in Spain’s Liga Española de Baloncesto, or LEB Gold. As of May 4, he was averaging 9.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg and 1.1 apg.

Robin Mestdagh (2006-10): Mestagh plays for the Gent Hawks in the Belgium – Top Division I. As of April 26, he was averaging 9.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.2 apg and 2.2 bpg. 

Zach Charles (2016-18): Charles plays for the Svendborg Rabbits in the Denmark BasketLigaen. As of mid-March, he was averaging 11.4 ppg, 7.3 rpg and 1.2 apg.

Ja’Mill Powell (2014-16): As of June 21, Powell was playing for San Carlos in the Dominican Republic.

Jorge Comacho (2008-09): Comacho plays for Lenadores de Durango in the Liga Nacional de BaloncestoProfesional (LNBP), the top professional basketball league in Mexico.

Tarius Johnson (2012-14): Johnson plays for the Jackson TN UnderDawgs in The Basketball Tournament (America).

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