This week, two Play Overseas graduates signed professional contracts to continue playing basketball overseas.
Basketball players Earl Thompson and Mari Stewart have enjoyed plenty of success on the court during their time in the UK. Upon completing their postgraduate studies, we are incredibly proud to learn that both players have signed professional contracts to continue playing basketball overseas.
We look back at their success in the UK and where they will be heading next season.
During a fantastic season with Solent University, Earl helped his team to the Premier Division South title as well as the Semi-Final of the Men’s National Championship.
Earl was also able to represent his UK university at the 2022 European Universities Games in Poland, competing in the 3×3 Basketball Competition.
The Brandon University graduate will be continuing his basketball career in Portugal with S.C. Farense for the upcoming season.
West Virginia Wesleyan College graduate Mari also enjoyed a hugely successful season in the UK as she helped her university team secure a League Title and a National Trophy.
Mari is no stranger to playing overseas, having previously competed in Kosovo, Sweden, and Australia. After completing her master’s degree in Sport Science, Mari will be staying in the UK to continue her basketball career with the Nottingham Wildcats.
How We Can Help You To Play Basketball Overseas
Every year we come into contact with a large number of basketball players who have aspirations of competing in the U.K. alongside their studies. Some of our applicants already have overseas basketball experience, whilst others are looking for their first opportunity after graduating from college.
Whatever stage you are at in your basketball career, if you are motivated by the prospect of both experiencing basketball in different country alongside adding a master’s degree to your resume we are happy to offer our guidance. With a large range of connections with basketball clubs and academic institutions throughout the country, we are able to help basketball players of varying levels of experience.
If you would like to explore the possibility of studying a masters degree in the U.K. alongside another year of college sport, submit an application for our free service via the link below to see what exciting opportunities we can find for you.APPLY