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American wheelchair basketball player Savoy Brown leaves Spain’s Club Amfiv

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In a surprise move this week, American wheelchair basketball player Savoy Brown leaves Spain’s Club Amfiv.  The club said Savoy’s reasons for leaving apparently involve not adjusting to the move from university level play to professional ball, few minutes in games, and problems adjusting to the Galacian city of Vigo.  By the end of the week, Brown is expected to be on a plane back to Wisconsin.


José Antonio Beiro, who is ultimately responsible for the team, said, “We’re still a little surprised by this situation because it is something we did not see coming and were caught totally unprepared. On Wednesday, Savoy talking to us about other topics, and did not mention that he was not happy here and ask if the club would have a problem with him returning homBecause even if it is true that at the beginning it was a bit hard for him since it was his first time playing professional basketball and playing outside his country, we really thought that he had now adapted and was comfortable.”


Prior to coming to Spain, Savoy played for Southwest Minnesota State University in their 2011/2012, and 2012/2013 seasons.  Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he went to Pulaski Academy.  He was born on July 1, 1994.


Club Amfiv is currently sitting in last place in the Division de Honor.  They lost their most recent game to Mideba by a score of 81 – 62.


Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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