Basketball alum Manson signs with pro team

Mon, 03/14/2011

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Robert Manson, a Wolfpack alum who played for the Loyola University New Orleans men's basketball team from 2007-2010 has signed a contract to play professional basketball with St. Laurence Geelong of the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL).

Manson is a second-generation player with the Supercats, as his father Ian was a Geelong player from 1979-82.

Manson's signing with Geelong marks an advancement in his career, as he played with the Gold Coast Goannas last season in a lower-level Australian league, the Queensland Australian Basketball League.

"Robert came down for a workout in December and he impressed me with his work ethic and desire to improve. There is a real opportunity for young players here at the Supercats over the next few years, and Robert may be the first to take advantage of that," Jamie O'Loughlin, Geelong's head coach said in a team press release.

A 6'6" forward from Gold Coast, Australia, Manson played three seasons for the 'Pack, scoring 290 points and pulling down 283 rebounds. In his career, Manson shot 53 percent from the field and 67 percent from the free throw line.

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