Willie Deane

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Willie Deane
Willie Deane.jpg
No. 3 – Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket
PositionPoint guard
LeagueLNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1980-02-23) February 23, 1980 (age 39)
Schenectady, New York
NationalityAmerican / Bulgarian
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolSchenectady (Schenectady, New York)
NBA draft2003 / Undrafted
Playing career2003–present
Career history
2004–2005Türk Telekom
2005Virtus Bologna
2005–2007Spartak Primorye
2007–2008Lukoil Academic
2009Lukoil Academic
2009Turów Zgorzelec
2010Lukoil Academic
2010–2011SLUC Nancy
2012Asefa Estudiantes
2013–2014Krasny Oktyabr
2014Emporio Armani Milano
2014–2015Pallacanestro Varese
2015Krasny Oktyabr
2015–2016STB Le Havre
Career highlights and awards

Willie Deane (born February 23, 1980) is an American-Bulgarian professional basketball player for Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket of the LNB Pro A. Deane has won three Bulgarian championships, one Bulgarian Cup, a French championship, a French Super Cup and an Italian championship.[1]

College career[edit]

Dean played high school basketball at Schenectady High School, in Schenectady, New York. He then played college basketball at the Boston College, with the Boston College Eagles and the Purdue University with the Purdue Boilermakers.

Professional career[edit]

In 2008, Deane became a household name in European Basketball when he signed a contract with Zalgiris rumored to be excess of $600,000.[2]

In June 2012, Deane signed with Ukrainian team BC Khimik.[3]

Deane signed with BC Krasny Oktyabr for the 2013–14 season.[4]

On May 12, 2014, he signed with Emporio Armani Milano of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[5]

On September 19, 2014, Deane signed with Pallacanestro Varese.[6] On February 27, 2015, he left Varese and returned to his former team Krasny Oktyabr for the rest of the season.[7]

On November 5, 2015, Deane signed with STB Le Havre of the French LNB Pro A.[8] In March 2016, he left Le Havre and signed with Latvian club Ventspils for the rest of the season.[9] On July 26, 2016, he re-signed with Ventspils for the 2016–17 season.[10]

On June 16, 2017, Deane signed with French club Châlons-Reims for the 2017–18 season.[11]


  1. ^ "Willie Deane Signs With Ventspils, Agent says". Sportando.com. March 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Deane to Zalgiris". Basketnews Lithuania.
  3. ^ "Khimik tab Willie Deane". Sportando.com. June 26, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "Krasny Oktyabr signs Willie Deane". Sportando.com. August 11, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  5. ^ "Olimpia Milano announce Willie Deane". Sportando.com. May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "Openjobmetis Varese lands Willie Deane". Sportando.com. September 19, 2014. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  7. ^ "Willie Deane returns to Krasny Oktyabr". Sportando.com. February 27, 2015. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  8. ^ "Willie Deane renforce le STB Le Havre". stblehavre.com (in French). November 5, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  9. ^ "BK Ventspils announces Willie Deane". Sportando.com. March 15, 2016. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  10. ^ "Willie Deane remains with BK Ventspils". Sportando.com. July 26, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  11. ^ "Willie Deane signs with CCRB". Sportando.com. June 16, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2017.

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