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Ben Strong - C, 6'11, 230
Retired - Retired after 2016 season
       Date of birth: 09/10/1986
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2008
     Out of: Guilford
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right




Date
League
Transaction
12th August, 2008 Israel Signed a two year contract with Maccabi Haifa.
16th September, 2010 Holland Signed a one year contract with Zwolle.
11th November, 2010 Holland Left Zwolle.
18th December, 2010 Israel Signed for the remainder of the season with Hapoel Kiryat Tiyon.
3rd November, 2011 D-League Designated as a local tryout player by Iowa Energy.
31st October, 2012 D-League Designated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
1st November, 2013 D-League Designated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
22nd December, 2013 D-League Waived by Iowa Energy.
26th December, 2013 D-League Acquired by Delaware 87ers.
1st February, 2014 D-League Waived by Delaware 87ers.
26th February, 2014 D-League Acquired by Austin Spurs.
3rd September, 2014 D-League Drafted 15th overall in the 2014 D-League Expansion Draft by Westchester Knicks. Concurrently signed.
12th October, 2015 Uruguay Signed a five week contract with Atletico Welcome.
24th November, 2015 D-League Designated as a returning player by Westchester Knicks.
27th January, 2016 D-League Waived by Westchester Knicks.
7th February, 2016 New Zealand Signed a one season contract with Nelson Giants.
When: Where:
2004 - 2008 Guildford College (NCAA, Division 3)
August 2008 - June 2010 Maccabi Haifa (Israel)
September 2010 - November 2010 Zwolle (Holland)
December 2010 - June 2011 Hapoel Kiryat Tivon (Israel, National League)
November 2011 - December 2013 Iowa Energy (D-League)
December 2013 - February 2014 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
February 2014 - June 2014 Austin Spurs (D-League)
September 2014 - June 2015 Westchester Knicks (D-League)
July 2015 New York Knicks (Summer League)
October 2015 - November 2015 Welcome (Uruguay)
November 2015 - January 2016 Westchester Knicks (D-League)
February 2016 - June 2016 Nelson Giants (New Zealand)
From blog:


   2010 Summer League Rosters: Los Angeles Lakers
2010-07-11

Tyler Sanborn

Sanford is a 6'10 centre out of Guilford College, a Division 3 school in North Carolina. He was the Division 3 player of the year last season, and here's a video about that. Nice drop-step.

(Incidentally; Ben Strong, the man spoken about at length in the video, is a former Guilford centre who was also the D3 Player of the Year in 2007. He averaged 25/12/2 in his senior season, and now plays for Maccabi Haifa in Israel. He averaged 3.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 0.5apg for a team perhaps now wondering if it might have been a bit generous to use an import spot on a D3 player. The feel-good stories are nice, but D3 really doesn't produce a lot of significant pros. Mind you, Maccabi Haifa were also the team that Jeremy Tyler played for last year, and Strong outperformed Tyler in every statistical category. So he's got that going for him.)

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