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Carter to Reunite with Dunn in Israel
1:45 P.M., WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
CHRIS YANDLE (EMAIL)
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Former Baylor All-Americans Tweety Carter and LaceDarius Dunn will be reunited once again. Two weeks after Dunn signed a professional contract to play in Israel, Dunn's new team, Bnei Hasharon, announced that it had signed his former college teammate Wednesday (the news was broken first by KWTX's Ricardo LeCompte and KCEN's David Wilkinson via Twitter after Carter did an interview at his summer camp in Waco). Bnei Hasharon signed Carter to a one-year contract.

Carter started the 2010-11 season with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA D-League, averaging 11.2 points in 30 games. Then, Carter left America to play for BK Ventspils in Latvia. The Reserve, La., native averaged 6.7 points in 22 games with Ventspils. Carter and Dunn were starters on Baylor's 2009-10 squad that won a school-record 28 games and advanced to the Elite Eight of the 2010 NCAA Tournament in Houston.

Bnei Hasharon finished fourth in the Israel Premier League standings with a 16-11 record. The team later lost to Maccabi Rishon in the best-of-five quarterfinals series, 3-1.

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Heslip on Canada National Team Training Camp Roster
10:22 A.M., WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
CHRIS YANDLE (EMAIL)
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Sophomore Brady Heslip is one of 17 players on the training camp roster for the 2011 Canada Senior Men's National Team. Heslip, who sat out the 2010-11 season after transferring from Boston College, is one of six NCAA student-athletes at training camp, including Iowa State's Jamie Vanderbeken.

The first phase of training camp began July 15 with camp at Toronto's Ryerson University. The phase continues with a European Tour (July 24-Aug. 5), where the SMNT will play exhibition games in France, Italy and the Czech Republic. The second phase will resume at Ryerson in August and will include the 2011 JDIC, where the SMNT will take on Belgium on home soil. They will then travel to Brazil for the Tuto Marchand Cup to play Brazil, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and conclude in Argentina for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship.

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Dunn Signs With Israel's Bnei Hasharon
10:52 A.M., THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
CHRIS YANDLE (EMAIL)
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With so much uncertainty surrounding the NBA lockout, many undrafted players are beginning to look overseas to continue their professional basketball careers. Add LaceDarius Dunn to the list. The Baylor and Big 12 all-time leading scorer signed a two-year contract Thursday with Bnei Hasharon (sketchy translation) of the Israeli Basketball Super League (Ligat HaAl), the top division of professional basketball in Israel.

Dunn concluded his stellar college career with 2,285 career points. In addition to his career scoring marks, he concluded his career as Baylor's all-time leader in 3FG made (388), 3FG attempted (985), consecutive games with made 3FG (45), free throw percentage (83.6), games played (134), wins (87) and Big 12 wins (32). He ranks 14th in NCAA Division I history with 388 career 3FG, one shy of the Big 12 mark held by Texas' A.J. Abrams (389). Dunn's career bio - along with career statistics - can be viewed here.

The Monroe, La., native joins a pair of former Baylor teammates playing overseas - Curtis Jerrells and Tweety Carter. After spending a season with the Austin Toros in the NBA D-League, Jerrells led BC Partizan Belgrade to the Serbian National title in 2011, while also winning the 2011 Serbian National Cup and the 2011 Adriatic League. Last month, Jerrells signed with Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul of the Turkish Basketball League.

Carter spent the 2010-11 season with Latvian power Ventspils, which list in the Latvian League championship game. Two other Baylor basketball greats are also continuing their careers in Europe; Darryl Middleton just concluded his 23 season in Europe, while Brian Skinner completed his first season abroad in Italy. A sixth member of Baylor's 1,000-point club, Aaron Bruce, recently signed with the Sydney Kings of Australia's National Basketball League.

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