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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Where are they now?


North Idaho College's men’s basketball program has become a top-tier junior college program over the years. NIC has had the pleasure of helping young men reach their goals both academically and athletically. Coeur d’ Alene has become a great stop in the lives of many college and professional athletes. Over the last two decades, Cardinal basketball has produced over 100 NCAA DI or DII athletes. We have also had the opportunity to watch many dreams come true with former Cardinals signing professional contracts.

NIC has produced 3 players that landed on NBA rosters including James Webb III (Philadelphia 76ers), Braian Angola Rodas (Orlando Magic), and Brayon Blake (Cleveland Cavaliers), while they have also seen many more to play professionally all over the world. Our student/athletes have had opportunities to travel the country and even the world with the game of basketball. One thing they all have in common is they always come back to Cd'A! We would love to help our North Idaho College Cardinal community catch up with some former Cardinals. Below is a list of former NIC Cardinals that are currently playing professional basketball all over the world:

Braian Angola-Rodas (6'6''-SG-94), plays for Oostende in Belgian Euromillions League
Brayon Blake (6'7''-G/F-94), plays for Loewen Braunschweig in German BBL
Fuquan Niles (6'11''-C-95), plays for Barreirense in Portuguese Proliga
James Webb III (6'9''-F-93) plays for Telekom Baskets Bonn in German BBL
Jalil Abdul-Bassit (6'4''-G-92, played in 2012-13) plays for Zonkeys de Tijuana in Mexican CIBACOPA
Rafail Tsourakis (6'10''-C/F-90, played in 2010-11) played for Apollon Patras in Greek A2 few months ago
Idris Lasisi (6'2''-G/F-88, played in 2010-11) plays for Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Belgian Euromillions League
Kerry Williams (5'11''-G-87, played in 2006-08) played for Cairns Marlins in Australian QBL last year
Austin Pope (6'6''-F/G-94, played in 2014-15) plays for Vaerlose in Danish BasketLigaen
Guy-Marc Michel (7'0''-C-88, played in 2008-10) plays for Entente Cergy Osny Pontoise BB in French NM2
Lucas Antunez (6'3''-G-95, played in 2014-16) plays for Tormes in Spanish LEB Silver
Jamaal Robateau (6'5''-G, played in 2013-15) played for Sunshine Coast Phoenix in Australian QBL last year
Miilah Kombat (6'6''-F-88) plays for Centrum in Norwegian BLNO
Mike Middlebrooks (6'9''-F/C-92, played in 2011-13) plays for Almeria in Spanish EBA
Petar Joksimovic (6'5''-G, played in 2010-11) played for Borac ZM in Serbian 1MRL last year
Bryce Leavitt (6'4''-G-94, played in 2013-14) played for Muenster in German ProB last year
Tyrone White (6'7''-PG-90, played in 2010-11) plays for Mantarrayas de La Paz in Mexican CIBACOPA

More Information

Head Men's Basketball Coach, Corey Symons
(208) 769-3352 or

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