After going undrafted this spring, former Gamecock forward Sam Muldow hoped to snag an invite to a preseason camp to earn a spot on an NBA team.
But with the lockout throwing the NBA season into flux, the 6-foot-9 Florence native chose to go overseas and signed a deal to play for Aris in Greece.
“I think I had a chance to make it (in the NBA),” said Muldrow, who ended his career last season as South Carolina’s all-time shot blocker. But, “I wanted to get things resolved."
Muldrow leaves at the end of the month for Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city.
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He averaged 11.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.4 blocks a game last season at South Carolina while being named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Muldrow said he expects to play power forward in Greece.
Muldrow’s cousin, Carlos Powell, another USC alum, is set to play for Maccabi Haifa in Israel this year.