Marcus Paige signs for Orléans Loiret in France

Marcus Paige has signed for Orléans Loiret in France. Paige has spent the past three seasons in Serbia for KK Partizan, with multiple appearances in the EuroCup. Paige will be playing in the top-tier of French basketball.

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Marcus Paige, the record three point scorer for the University of North Carolina has been playing overseas since 2018 after some time in the NBA G-League with Salt Lake City Stars and the Greensboro Swarm. Paige signed for KK Partizan in 2018 and has been breaking records this past season in Serbia.

Marcus spoke to Ceiling is the Roof about his new move:

“I loved my time in Belgrade, but I’m really excited to experience living in a new country and playing in a league that should be very strong this year.”

Marcus Paige

Last season, Paige broke the record for three-pointers in a game (8) for KK Partizan and played in the Euro Cup against a familiar face in the same group, Luke Maye. Paige’s Partizan beat Maye’s Trento in January 71-43. Trento got the better of Partizan in the next match.

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PARTIZAN BELGRADE (SERBIA)2018/1924.210.53.721.1
PARTIZAN BELGRADE (SERBIA)2019/2022.39.931.880.79
PARTIZAN BELGRADE (SERBIA)2020/2126.29.22.40.9
Statistics are up to date as of May 28th (source: basketball.realgm.com)

Marcus will be playing for Orléans Loiret in the LNB Pro A. It is one of the top-divisions outside the NBA and will be a great challenge for Paige in the 2021/22 season. Former UNC Basketball players, Sean May and David Noel played for Orléans Loiret in 2015.

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