Monday, August 22, 2016

Stephan Van Treese Signs with Niigata Albirex in Japan

Former Louisville forward Stephan Van Treese has signed with Niigata Albirex in Japan's top-level B League.

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Niigata Albirex (B League) landed 26-year old American forward Stephan Van Treese (206-111kg-90, college: Louisville, agency: Inception Sports). It is actually his comeback to Niigata as he has played here before. He spent his 2-year professional career in Japan. Van Treese is not a newcomer in Japanese League where he played most recently at Fukushima Firebonds in the B League D2. In 54 games he averaged 14.1ppg, 11.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4spg and 1.2bpg last season.

The previous (14-15) season Van Treese played at Niigata Albirex (BJ League). In 56 games he had 7.5ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg.

Van Treese's college team won AAC Tournament in 2014.

He graduated from University of Louisville in 2014 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

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