The 2020-21 season became an important one in the emerging professional basketball careers for three District 2 graduates and former JB Hoops AAU players.
Evan Maxwell contributed to a championship in Great Britain, Rasheed Moore ascended to the highest pro level in Germany and J.C. Show headed to Nebraska to play professionally for the first time.
Maxwell scored 14 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, handed out 2 assists and blocked 2 shots while coming off the bench to play 29 of the 40 minutes for the Newcastle Eagles in a 68-66 victory over the London Lions in the British Basketball League championship game.
Moore was third-leading scorer for the Fraport Skyliners in his first season in the EasyCredit Basketball-Bundesliga in Germany where he moved up for the third straight season.
Show finished second in The Basketball League in 3-point shooting percentage and seventh in free throw percentage in his first season with Omaha’s Finest.
Maxwell and Show are both Abington Heights graduates. Maxwell played a year of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I basketball at Liberty and later won a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national title as an All-American at Indiana Wesleyan. Show played Division I basketball at both Bucknell University and Binghamton University, combining for more than 1,000 career points.
Moore, a Meyers graduate, finished an East Stroudsburg University career that included Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference titles and NCAA Division II tournament appearances with 1,677 points and 775 rebounds, both fourth on ESU’s career list.
Maxwell, a 6-foot-10 center/forward, started most of the season and had six double-doubles. He averaged 15.6 points and 7.5 rebounds in 27 games in his second professional season after playing the first year in the Slovakian Superliga.
Moore, a 6-6 power forward, averaged 11.2 points for 33 games with Fraport, which went 13-21. Similar to a baseball player working his way through the minor leagues in the United States, Moore started in the Regionalliga in 2017-18, moved up to Pro B the next season and to Pro A last season, all with wiha Panthers Villingen-Schwenningen, before moving to Fraport and the Bundesliga this season.
Show, a 6-3 guard, returned from an Achilles injury to begin his professional career in the spring/summer league designed to showcase players to higher-level leagues. He shot 43.1 percent on 3-pointers and 89.7 percent from the line while averaging 18.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals.
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