August 22nd, 2012
Hobbs Signs With Spanish Pro League
Bellarmine grad earns contract with Spanish League
Former Bellarmine University record-setting point guard Braydon Hobbs announced that he has signed a contract to play professional basketball in Spain. Hobbs, the Knights' all-time leading assist man and three point shooter, had a successful four-month stint in an Australian Pro League and will move to Spain for this upcoming season.
LouisvilleCatholicSports.com caught up with Braydon about the upcoming move, his time in Australia and what he's looking forward to in this new opportunity.
1. Where are you going to be playing and how did the opportunity to play in Spain happen?
I’ll be playing in Caceres, Spain near the Portugal border. The opportunity came about through my agent. He did some research on the team and the league and it seemed to be my best opportunity and best fit.
2. What did you learn about the game from your experience in Australia?
Some things I learned, in Australia: the game is played at a fast pace because the shot clock is only 24 seconds. I also learned that pro ball is not nearly as structured as college ball. There are not as many sets or play calls like I am used to with Coach D (Scott Davenport).
3. How are you feeling about the direction of your pro career so far?
So far my pro career has been successful. I’m on one of the best teams in my league and I feel like I have contributed in a beneficial way. It’s only been 4 months so Spain will give me a better understanding because the season is 8 months.
4. Best experience(s) off the court in Australia?
My best experience off the court here in Aussie-land would have to be the deep sea fishing I have been able to embark on. It’s definitely been an experience and I got to do it a couple different times. It is a totally new type of fishing that I got to do.
5. What are you looking forward to about playing in Spain?
I’m looking forward to many different things in Spain, but the thing I am looking forward to is playing in this elite league against top competition. There are extremely talented basketball players in this league and the competition is going to be incredible. The other “import” on my team is Antonio Pena who played substantial minutes for Villanova, so I will be playing with good players and against some good players.