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Auburn’s Kenny Gabriel agrees to $1 million pro hoops contract
Aug. 4, 2016

Kenny Gabriel notched the only triple-double in Auburn history in 2012.
Kenny Gabriel notched the only triple-double in Auburn history in 2012.

AUBURN, Ala. – Former Auburn star forward Kenny Gabriel has agreed to a one-year $1 million contract with PBC Lokomotiv Kuban, a Russian professional basketball team in the VTB United League and Euroleague.

Gabriel, who played in this year’s NBA Summer League with the Cleveland Cavaliers in Las Vegas and the Miami Heat in Orlando, declined a training camp invitation from the Cavs while the Heat wanted him to play in the D-League.

The Charlotte, N.C., native was a three-year star at Auburn from 2010-12 and recorded the only triple-double in school history with all career-highs of 24 points, 13 rebounds and 10 blocks vs. Bethune-Cookman on Jan. 2, 2012.

Gabriel’s contract in Russia includes an NBA opt-out clause, which gives him the option to return to the United States.

Gabriel, who played the last two seasons with Pinar Karsiyaka, won the Turkish League championship in 2015 and All-Star Dunk contest and was selected to the Greek A1 League All-Defensive Team in 2014.


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