Valdes, Smith reportedly reach pro deals

Aaron Valdes is Europe-bound after reaching an agreement to play in Lithuania.
Aaron Valdes is Europe-bound after reaching an agreement to play in Lithuania.

The last two members of the “ImprobaBows” departed starting lineup have found homes to begin their professional careers.

There was word Aaron Valdes was going to play in Italy, but that apparently changed and on Wednesday, Valdes had a deal announced with Dzukija of Lithuania, per That’s the same league (different team) Derrick Low plays.

Quincy Smith was quietly pursuing a pro contract, as well. The combo guard has latched on with BBC Telstar Hesperange in Luxembourg, according to his agent on Twitter.

Now, apparently Roderick Bobbitt’s tenure in Croatia was short-lived. It’ll be interesting to see if Bobbitt tries somewhere else in Europe or returns stateside.

And, of course, Stefan Jankovic still has a ticket to the upcoming Miami Heat training camp and will try his darndest to carve out a roster spot.


The full ESPN Tip-Off Marathon slate was put out today. UH is hitting fourth against Florida Atlantic (11:15 p.m. at Stan Sheriff Center on ESPN2).


  1. HawaiiMongoose September 16, 2016 9:45 pm

    Appreciate the updates but what I really want to know is which of these guys earned their degrees and which (if any) didn’t. As much as I enjoy congratulating them on their pro deals, I enjoy congratulating them on graduating more.

  2. K. Smith September 19, 2016 7:41 am

    Quincy graduated with a BA in Bus Mgt.

  3. Walkmanz September 20, 2016 8:51 pm

    To Hawaiimongoose who wants to congratulate the guys that graduated from that team. Give Quincy Smith his props. He graduated with a Business Degree! Give it up to the young fellow. I hear he wants to Persue his masters from Unervetsity of Hawaii after he get his foot wet over in Luxembourg. Can you assist ? Help out by putting your money where your mouth.

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