When he graduated from both UAlbany and Villanova, Joe Cremo made his intentions very clear: he wanted to play professionally in America. After a few pre-draft workouts with NBA teams last spring and very positive reviews from front office personnel and coaches, the Scotia grad kept his eyes on that level and it has landed him one step away from the NBA.

Cremo was drafted by the Long Island Nets of the G League, an extension of the Brooklyn Nets, one of those teams that worked him out before June's draft. Even after being let go following training camp, Cremo has worked his way back onto the roster and he's doing much more than serving as a placeholder on the team.

Through eight games, the two-time NYS champion is averaging 7 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Cremo's best performance of the season came this past Sunday night when he scored 16 points and dished out 8 assists.

With a long homestretch coming up, Cremo joined Big Board Sports on Thursday morning: