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Brock Motum signs with Italian team

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

William Mancebo

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.

Basketball:

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.

Football:

Cougars head to Lewiston for camp - Spokesman.com - July 28, 2013
CULVER CITY, Calif. – Washington State’s first road trip this season will take only 30 or 40 minutes, but will last about 10 days. Mike Leach must have heard Lewiston is nice this time of year.

Q & A with Mike Leach - Spokesman.com - July 28, 2013
Excerpts from Mike Leach’s press conference at the Pac-12 meetings on Friday. Go to spokesman.com/sportslink for more on the meetings

Leach picks his man to run offense: Halliday | Washington State University | The Olympian
CULVER CITY, Calif. — Following a discussion about his summer reading, Washington State coach Mike Leach touched on a more salient topic: Who will be running the Cougars’ offense this fall?