KJ Feagin expected to play professional basketball in Germany


Kareem Jones

Then-senior guard KJ Feagin attempts a shot during the Aztecs’ 59-56 loss against Utah State at the Thomas and Mack Center on March 7.

by Devin Whatley, Arts & Culture Editor

Last season, former San Diego State men’s basketball guard K.J. Feagin led the Aztecs to one of their best seasons in school history, finishing with a 30-2 record.

After the 2020 NCAA Tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Feagin’s time on The Mesa was done after one season as a graduate transfer. He had to look ahead to his future career. 

In a live Q&A chat from The Athletic on April 3, the 6-foot-1 guard said he was open to playing basketball professionally, but was in no rush to make any decisions.

“I have talked to a couple of agents but I’m not in a rush to commit or make any permanent decisions,” Feagin told The Athletic.

Now, he is committed to playing basketball in Germany.

Feagin is expected to sign with Reisen Ludwigsburg, according to international basketball news site Sportando. He joins a team that made it to the finals in one of Germany’s top divisions, the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), last spring. 

The Long Beach, California native enters another chapter in his basketball career after closing a special one on the Mesa. During his lone senior season with Aztecs, Feagin started all 32 games, averaging 9.1 points per game with three assists and 3.3 rebounds.

As he heads to Europe, Feagin won’t be alone in his journey. In fact, he’ll even get the chance to play with one of his college teammates. 

Former Aztecs forward Yanni Wetzell signed a contract with Riesen Ludwigsburg on Aug. 19

With Feagin and Wetzell on this same team, the two former Aztecs will be able to play together professionally for the first time. They both came to SDSU as grad transfers, and now are taking the same step to the pros.

Feagin’s decision was met with nothing but praise from his former teammates. 

Despite being in Germany, Riesen Ludwigsburg’s roster has many U.S. college basketball players. Some of the names include former Gonzaga forward Elias Harris, Kansas St. guard Barry Brown and Seton Hall forward Desi Rodriguez.

Feagin is set to play for Riesen Ludwigsburg this upcoming BBL season, starting this November and ending in June.