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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Former Belmont University men's basketball All-American Alex Renfroe ('09) recently signed a professional playing contract with Partizan NIS in Serbia.

Renfroe averaged 14.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game in 13 appearances with BAXI Manresa in the Spanish Liga Endesa.

This past summer, Renfroe led Leones in Puerto Rico to the FIBA Europe final.

Renfroe played last season for Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL), averaging 9.8 points and 5.1 assists per game. He also spent time in Italy (Scandone) and Puerto Rico (Ponce) while on transfer.

The dynamic floor general is in his 10th professional season.

Renfroe, 32, previously played for BroseBaskets and FC Bayern Munich in Germany, Enisey Krasnoyarsk in Russia, FC Barcelona Lassa, Laboral Kutxa Vitotia and Valladolid in Spain, Enel Brindisi in Italy, KK Zagreb in Croatia and VEF Riga in Latvia.

The Hermitage, Tennessee native earned Associated Press All-America, NABC and Basketball Times All-District and Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year honors in 2009, and was part of the Alba Berlin team that captured a stunning victory over the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs in an exhibition game.

In 2009, Renfroe led the Bruins in scoring (16.2), rebounding (7.2), assists (5.1), blocked shots (0.5) and field goal percentage (.548) - believed to be the first college basketball player since Tim Duncan in 1997 to lead his team in all five categories.

Renfroe was also player of the game in Belmont's near-upset of second-seeded Duke in the 2008 NCAA Tournament. also profiled the 6-2 guard and his unique path to the Bosnia & Herzegovina national team.

Belmont University men's basketball has earned postseason invitations 12 of the last 13 seasons, including seven automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 16 conference championships since 2006 - third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs outside the Power 5 to post Top 100 RPIs eight consecutive seasons (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's (CA), San Diego State, Wichita State). Belmont is one of only nine NCAA Division I programs to win 19 or more games 13 consecutive seasons (BYU, Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, San Diego State). Belmont University men's basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 16 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is one of only three NCAA Division I programs to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence.