By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
WITH a late shift to a new country and a new league, Jaraun "Kino" Burrows has continued playing at an elite level and is now en route to the semi-finals.
Burrows has spent the last nine games with FOS Provence Basket in French Basketball's Pro B Division, the second tier level league in the country.
They closed out the best of three quarter-finals series with a two-game sweep over Roanne Sunday night.
Burrows finished with seven points and four boards in the 66-65 game two win, following eight points, six rebounds and three assists in a 79-65 win in game one.
The 31-year-old veteran joined Provence Basket on April 14 and finished with 13 points, four rebounds and four assists in his debut. He followed with his best game of his tenure with the club thus far when he posted 16 points and eight rebounds.
The team has gone 6-3 during Burrows' nine-game stretch and has averaged 10.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.
Provence finished the regular season ranked No.2 in the league with a record of 22-12 and will face No.6 Nantes in the semi-finals.
The top two placed teams from each season's Pro B are promoted to the top-tier level, LNB Pro A.
Prior to his French debut, he spent the bulk of the 2016-17 season, for Hapoel Haifa in Israel'sLiga Leumit, - the second tier level league in the country. He appeared in a total of 26 games for them and averaged 21.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.
Burrows saw his stock rise after a dominant season last year with LF Basket in the Swedish Pro League.
The 6'8", 220-pound forward had the second-best scoring average in the league at 20.1 points per game and also averaged 9.2 rebounds per game.
His pro career has also included stops in Finland, Eastern Europe and South America.
Burrows recently completed play with the national team that finished 7th at this summer's FIBA Centrobasket tournament in Panama. They earned qualification for 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games.