Brian Asbury, a 6' 7" 221 lb forward from Miami, Florida, who played for Pyrinto Tampere in Finland 1st Division last season, has signed to play with the Halifax Hurricanes for the 2018-19 season.
Asbury, who played for the University of Miami graduating in 2009, amassed a total of 961 points, 549 rebounds and 144 assists in his four years with the Hurricanes. Following graduation he played overseas in Israel for a few years where he was a two time "Player of the Year" award winner and led his team to the National league finals twice. He followed that up the next season taking his Dominican Republic team to the National finals.
"I feel great about arriving to the Halifax Hurricanes. It's a new experience and a great opportunity. I can't wait to get started and join the organization and my teammates," says Asbury.
Last year in the Finnish Korisliiga league playing for Pyrinto, he led his team in scoring, rebounding and steals and was 3rd in assists. As well Asbury racked up 8 "Player of the Week" honours.
"Brian is a savvy veteran who knows how to play the game at a high level. He has been a leader on and off the court, and worked extremely hard for each of his teams and as a result, has had a lot of success playing overseas," says Head Coach Mike Leslie on the newest addition to his Hurricanes roster. "Although a proven scorer and rebounder, Brian passes very well as a big man and is very unselfish. We look forward to Brian bringing his vast hoops experience and work ethic to Halifax for the coming season."