Brock Motum signs with Italian team

William Mancebo

Following the NBA Summer League, Brock Motum inked a deal to play in the top Italian league.

After not getting much of an opportunity in the NBA Summer League, Brock Motum is headed to Italy. With the help of Google translate, we know Motum signed a two-year deal with Virtus Bologna.

Virtus Bologna plays in Lega Serie A, the top league in Italy. Motum's deal includes a NBA escape clause after the first season, so while he'll play in Europe next season, he could make a run at the NBA again as soon as the 2014-15 season. Not able to land with a NBA team after leaving WSU, Motum will now attempt to take a path similar to Aron Baynes. Go to Europe, refine your game against professionals, prove you can compete at that level and hopefully draw some NBA attention down the road.

Fun fact No. 1: Motum will now be teammates with former Kansas State star Jacob Pullen. Fun fact No. 2: Orlando Woolridge, Royce's dad, played one season for Virtus Bologna.


Bologna on the market, taken Motum
BOLOGNA - Virtus Bologna has successfully concluded the negotiations leading to Juventus Brock Motum, strong Australian wing of twenty-two released this year by the Cougars of Washington State University. Motum has signed a two year contract in the night with a possible "escape Nba" at the end of the first season.


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