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Hofstra basketball alums Juan’ya Green, Denton Koon to play overseas

This Newsday composite image shows former Hofstra men's

This Newsday composite image shows former Hofstra men's basketball players Juan'ya Green, left, and Denton Koon. Credit: James Escher, Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Two former Hofstra men’s basketball players will begin their pro careers overseas.

Juan’ya Green signed a contract with Gymnastikos Syllogos Kymis of Greece’s A1 league, and Denton Koon will play for ris Leeuwarden of the Netherlands’ Eredivisie league, the school said Wednesday in a news release.

Green was named the CAA Player of the Year last season after leading Hofstra with 17.8 points and 7.1 assists per game, The guard was one of only four players in the nation to average at least 17 points and seven assists per game. Green also set a single-season school record with 243 assists, had a team-best 56 steals and averaged 4.4 rebounds per game.

Koon averaged 11.4 points per game and 6.6 rebounds while starting all 34 games in his only season for the Pride. He was second on the team in rebounds and was fifth in scoring.

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