KU’s Lightfoot, McCormack and Remy Martin to play basketball overseas in 2023-24

Former Kansas men’s basketball forward Mitch Lightfoot will play for Kangoeroes Basket Mechelen, a pro basketball team in Belgium, during the 2023-24 season, he confirmed to The Star on Sunday.

The team competes in the BNXT League, the top league in Belgium.

Lightfoot, a 6-foot-8, 26-year-old forward from Gilbert, Arizona, will be on a one-year contract.

He played eight games for the VFL Kirchheim Knights, a pro team based in Kirchheim, Germany last season. He averaged 14.0 points and 5.9 rebounds a game for Kirchheim, which played in the Pro A League, the second-highest league in Germany. He averaged 23 minutes per game.

“Right now I’m trying to get back into playing professionally. I hurt my shoulder when we were playing last year in Germany. I’m finally getting back to playing,” Lightfoot said at a recent practice for the KU alumni team that went 2-1 in the TBT.

It’s back to Turkey for McCormack

Former KU forward David McCormack has agreed to a one-year contract with Darussafaka Lassa Istanbul, a pro team that competes in the BCL in Turkey, the team has announced.

The 6-10, 24-year-old McCormack played last season for Besiktas, another team in the BCL in Turkey. In 23 games he averaged 9.1 points and 7.4 rebounds a game.

McCormack played for the Toronto Raptors in the 2023 NBA Summer League.

Remy Martin to play in Iceland

Former KU and Arizona State guard Remy Martin has agreed to terms on a one-year deal to play for Keflavik in Iceland, Eurobasket.com reports.

Martin, 25, played last season for GS Lavrio Aegean Cargo in the Greek GBL League. He averaged 6 .1 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 12 games.