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Yes, clubs as in playing cards

Kevin Payton has signed a contract to play with Basketclubs Vienna in the Austrian Bundesliga, at least that’s what I was able to decipher from the amazingly not quite English google translation.

The most spectacular undertaking the Viennese certainly succeeded with that of coach Aaron Mitchell. In addition, the homecoming of the Minnesota University Kevin Payton to become a driving force. From Kapfenberger siding to a service provider will be indoor games  Corey Hallett. Because of the large center Jure Lozancic 2.10 meters a second giant was taken, the Vienna game to be more controlled and not too quickly created.

On the website Payton is also mentioned as, and I am quoting here, “the second new hope”. God bless modern translating technology and/or excessively hopeful European basketball franchises,  I guess.

It looks like Payton has only played in two  games so far. In his best outing he scored 10 points in 33 minutes of action for his team which was picked to finish 11th in the league with 500-1 odds to win the championship.

I can write with a certain level  of confidence that no Division 1 recruit plans on playing professionally in what is essentially the worst team in one of the worst leagues in Europe, but compared to what most people do right out of college, its a good gig, and sure beats working.

Click here to see video of Payton in Austria.