Former Bruin Alex Renfroe Signs Pro Deal in Croatia
ZAGREB, CROATIA - - Former Belmont men's basketball star Alex Renfroe has signed a professional contract with KK Zagreb of Croatia and the Adriatic League.
Renfroe, who as a Bruin senior in 2008-09 was named Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America and Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year, is fresh off a stellar 2009-10 professional campaign in Latvia.
The Nashville, Tenn. native was named MasterCard Baltic Basketball League (BBL) Most Valuable Player playing for VEF Riga. Renfroe finished the regular season ranked in the top-eight in five different league statistical categories. He was seventh in scoring (15.2 average), fifth in rebounding (7.4 average), second in steals (2.1 average), first in assists (7.1 average), and eighth in field goal percentage (56.2 percent). He also posted a league-best seven double-doubles and had a league-high two triple-doubles.
Renfroe elevated his play in one of Europe's top showcase events, EuroChallenge, averaging 20.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 9.8 assists per game in the six game competition.
Interestingly, fellow Nashville native and former Mississippi State standout Jamont Gordon led Cibona to the Croatian League championship last season.
Renfroe also reportedly received offers to play this season in France, Turkey, Germany and Greece, among others.
Along with Renfroe, KK Zagreb also announced the signing of former Los Angeles Clipper and Orlando Magic player Mario Kasun.