View Full Version : Micah signs with Budivelnyk, Kiev, Ukraine

07-24-2013, 05:24 PM
From Eurobasket (http://basketball.eurobasket.com/Euroleague/news/Budivelnyk_tab_Micah_Downs/323720):

Budivelnyk bolstered their backcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Micah Downs (203-G/F-86, agency: Edge Sports, college: Gonzaga). The swingman started the previous season in D-League. He played for the Maine Red Claws. Micah Downs posted 16.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He participated at the D-League All-Star Game. Later the swingman moved to Venezuela. He signed with Bucaneros de La Guaira. Downs notched 12.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per appearance in LPB. Previously Micah Downs had stints in Spain and Croatia. He made it into All-Spanish LEB Gold 2nd Team in 2011.

Budivelnyk is located in Kiev, Ukraine, and plays in the Ukraine Superleague (Eurobasket Page (http://basketball.eurobasket.com/team/Budivelnyk_Kyiv/411))

The team will play in Euroleague this year.

Team website (http://www.budivelnyk.ua/en/)

zag buddy
07-25-2013, 08:34 AM
Being the elite league, does that mean Micah is making some decent money, similar to Jeremy Pargo?

08-28-2013, 05:17 PM
Looks like Micah is making a difference with his new team. From Eurobasket (http://basketball.eurobasket.com/Ukraine/news/Budivelnyk_surrender_against_VEF_Riga_in_Latvia/330744):

VEF Riga - Budivelnyk 88:81

Budivelnyk played their second friendly encounter in Latvia. They faced VEF Riga and had to yield at the end. Antywane Robinson (203-F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Temple) stepped up with 27 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals to pace the hosts. Budivelnyk snatched a 21:19 lead after ten minutes of action. The teams traded baskets throughout the second frame. VEF Riga trailed by two points at halftime 39:41. But the Latvian powerhouse went on a 24:13 run in the third term and opened a 9-point lead at the final break. Budivelnyk unloaded 27 points in the fourth frame but VEF Riga withheld the challenge and sealed the winning outcome. Dee Dee Brown (185-PG-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Illinois) chipped in 16 points, while Arturs Strelnieks (196-SG-85) added 13 points for the winning team. Sergiy Gorbenko (202-F-85) and Micah Downs (203-G/F-86, agency: Edge Sports, college: Gonzaga) answered with 16 points each for Budivelnyk. DaJuan Summers (203-F-88, college: Georgetown) had 14 points in the loss.

VEF Riga: Antywane Robinson 27, Dee Dee Brown 16, Arturs Strelnieks 13
Budivelnyk: Sergiy Gorbenko 16, Micah Downs 16, DaJuan Summers 14

08-28-2013, 06:10 PM
As noted above, Budivelnyk plays in Euroleague this fall. Jeremy Pargo's team, CSKA Moscow, plays in Micah's group, along with Barcelona, Partizan, Nanterre, and Fenerbahce.

Micah's and Pargo's teams will face off on October 25. That should be fun.

Photo of Micah from the team's Facebook page:


08-28-2013, 06:39 PM
Playing with Dee Brown and DeJuan Summers, not bad!

09-29-2013, 08:44 AM

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