Former Tennessee basketball player Jordan Bowden signs with top league in France

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Former Tennessee basketball guard Jordan Bowden has signed with SLUC Nancy Basket of the LNB Pro A — the top league in France.

The team announced their newest addition on July 16. This will be Bowden’s first professional contract overseas.

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Bowden, a former star player at Knoxville Carter, spent four years with the Vols from 2016-20 and had his best season as a senior when he averaged 13.7 points. Bowden shot 40% from 3-point range and played in 132 total games.

After going undrafted in 2020, Bowden signed with the NBA G League Long Island Nets, where he played the past three seasons. Bowden was invited to the Brooklyn Nets training camp with an Exhibit-10 contract in 2020.

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In his third season with the Long Island Nets, Bowden put up 17.3 points and 4.2 rebounds. It caught the attention of the Los Angeles Clippers, who added Bowden to their summer league roster in Las Vegas.

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His best game came against the Sacramento Kings on July 10 — in which he tallied 18 points and nailed four 3-pointers.

“No dream is too much,” Bowden said in an interview with NBA G League. “Don’t let anybody tell you no dream is too big.”

Reach sports writer Jerry Jiang at [email protected] or on Twitter @j_jiang30

This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Former Tennessee basketball player Jordan Bowden joins top league in France

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