Former Kentucky guard DeAndre Liggins has recently signed a deal with Kolossos Rhodes out of the Greek A1 league, according to Sportando.
Liggins has spent the majority of this season playing for the Miami Heat’s G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. In 25 games – including 21 starts – Liggins averaged 10.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.3 steals per game.
The last time Liggins played in the NBA was during the 2018 playoffs as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. Not even a year later, he’s now taking on a new path in basketball outside of the United States.
Now I bet you’re wondering, what exactly is a Kolossos Rhodes? Well, let me enlighten you (with the help of Wikipedia).
They are also known as Kolossos H Hotels, for sponsorship reasons. Now I couldn’t find out if they have a sponsorship with a hotel brand that is named Hotels, if they are sponsored by just hotels in general, or if Hotels has nothing to do with hotels at all, but it interesting, nonetheless.
Kolossos was also the first basketball team to be located in the Aegean Sea region.
Some “notable” former players who were apart of the Kolossos roster at one point include Robert Dozier, who played under John Calipari at Memphis. Mike James, who recently made a surprise jump to the NBA and had success for about half a season with the Phoenix Suns. And Scotty Hopson, the former Tennessee Volunteer from Hopkinsville, KY who broke my heart as a small child when he chose to play for Bruce Pearl.