Three-time NEC champion and 1000 career-assist man, former LIU Brooklyn point guard Jason Brickman officially joins the professional ranks as he has signed, according to Josh Hyber of the San-Antonio Express-News, a reported 3-year deal with Dynamo Moscow in Russia.
Brickman recently graduated from LIU Brooklyn this past May and leaves LIU as their school’s and the NEC’s all-time leading assist-man with 1,009 career assists which put him fourth on the all-time NCAA career assist list. Brickman this past season became the second player in NCAA history to finish his season with double-digit season averages in points and assists.
The team Brickman signed with, Dynamo Moscow, plays in the Russian Superleague, which is Russia’s second division league. Last season, Dynamo Moscow finished sixth in the 14-team league with a 16-10 record. The team plays in a 5,000-seat arena called Krylatskow Sport Palace.
Also according to Josh Hyber, who spoke with Brickman and broke the news for the Express-News, his deal has a club option after the second season, which means he will get at least two guaranteed years from the club.
Also, in LIU alumni news, another three-time NEC champion and 2013 NEC Player of the Year, former LIU Brooklyn forward Jamal Olasewere announced on his Twitter feed this morning, that he has been cleared to return to the basketball court after sitting out this entire 2013-14 season.
Olasewere played for the Nigerian national team at the 2013 FIBA African Championship last summer in the Ivory Coast and signed a pro deal to play for Vanoli Cremona in the Italian Serie A, which is Italy’s top professional league. Olasewere did not pass his team physical for the club prior to the season and was sent back to home with an unknown heart condition.
Today, he put out these series of tweets with the news of his medical clearance:
We wish Jason congratulations and good luck as he begins his journey into pro ball and we will be keeping an eye out on him next season in Russia. Also, congrats and good luck to Jamal as he begins his return back to basketball and hopefully we will get to see him play sometime this summer and/or this upcoming basketball season.