Yale’s Justin Sears signs professional contract with German team

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Justin Sears ’16 will begin his professional basketball career in Germany. Sears, who graduated as Yale’s third all-time leading scorer with 1,700 points, has signed a contract with the Giessen 46ers in Germany’s BBL.

“Giessen seemed like a great spot to start my professional career,” Sears said. “As a rookie, I’ll be playing in a high profile league and given the opportunity to further develop as a player. The coach [Denis Wucherer] showed heavy interest in me and can help my game develop. The BBL is considered the second best league in Europe so it will afford me the maximum exposure and the chance to play against the best competition in Europe.”

Yale’s Justin Sears signs professional contract with German team