Earl Calloway signs with Cibona Zagreb

  • 08/04/2008 11:22 am in

ecalloway.jpgDespite being named the team MVP of the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants and getting rave reviews in the NBA Summer League, former Indiana University point guard Earl Calloway is headed to Croatia.

Cibona Zagreb announced the signing of Calloway on Saturday, according to Euroleague.net:

Cibona Zagreb signed point guard Earl Calloway to a two-year contract, the team announced Saturday. Calloway (191, 24) arrives from Fort Wayne of the NBDL, where he led his team last season with 19 points per game and was sixth in the league with 5.8 assists and fourth with 2.1 steals per game. He also contributed 5.1 rebounds per game and was named team MVP at the end of the season. Last season was Calloway’s first as a professional after two strong seasons at Indiana University. Calloway averaged 9.6 points and 4.3 assists for the Hoosiers as a senior.

Calloway’s stellar play last season in Ft. Wayne coupled with summer league success couldn’t guarantee him a roster spot in the NBA, so he took the sure thing in Croatia and who can blame him? The money and security of a two-year contract is definitely more appealing than the peanuts earned in the NBDL.

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  • I think this is a good choice for Rod, enjoyed watching him as a player. Are those $12,000 and $18,000 saleries paid per year? If so, anythings better than the D-leages(:

  • I think this is a good choice for Rod, enjoyed watching him as a player. Are those $12,000 and $18,000 saleries paid per year? If so, anythings better than the D-leages(:

  • rhinothehoosier

    Good for Earl. I hear they have wonderful steaks…

  • rhinothehoosier

    Good for Earl. I hear they have wonderful steaks…

  • LOL

  • LOL

  • HoosierSmitty

    Good for Earl! Loved watching him play for the Hoosiers!

  • HoosierSmitty

    Good for Earl! Loved watching him play for the Hoosiers!

  • rywagner

    I am now a Cibona Zagreb fan.

  • rywagner

    I am now a Cibona Zagreb fan.

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    I would play in the euroleague instead of being a bench player in the nba for sure…..they pay higher, the pay for travel, food, ur taxes everything in the euroleague but this guy will be in the league very soon after watching him play this summer

    Good luck Earl “The Pearl” Calloway

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    I would play in the euroleague instead of being a bench player in the nba for sure…..they pay higher, the pay for travel, food, ur taxes everything in the euroleague but this guy will be in the league very soon after watching him play this summer

    Good luck Earl “The Pearl” Calloway

  • JerryCT

    I have been to Croatia last summer w IU alumni. If I had a job there I woukd take it too…………….islands , history, beaches , sun , babes…….despite that I hope he does well

  • JerryCT

    I have been to Croatia last summer w IU alumni. If I had a job there I woukd take it too…………….islands , history, beaches , sun , babes…….despite that I hope he does well

  • MPmike

    Good Luck and Best wishes to the road up ahead.

  • MPmike

    Good Luck and Best wishes to the road up ahead.

  • DJW

    Yeah, JerryCT…you may have been there on that IU alumni tour, but, all you sent back to me were pics of babes.

  • DJW

    Yeah, JerryCT…you may have been there on that IU alumni tour, but, all you sent back to me were pics of babes.

  • DJW

    Yeah, JerryCT…you may have been there on that IU alumni tour, but, all you sent back to me were pics of babes.