Josh Wolfram Signs First Professional Contract In Sweden

TORONTO, June 24, 2016 – Slan Sports Management is pleased tooption 1 announce that Josh Wolfram has signed his first professional contract with Umea BSKT of the Swedish Basketligan. The deal is a one-plus-one contract, with a team option for the second year.

Wolfram, a 6’10” power forward, is coming off of his final collegiate season in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), where he led Thomson Rivers University to a Canada West Conference (CanWest) silver medal and a berth to the 2016 Arcelormittal Dofasco CIS Men’s Basketball Final 8. Wolfram averaged 19.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game, which were ranked 3rd and 5th respectively in the CanWest and 11th and 9th in the country. He added 1.3 blocks per game, good for 8th in the CanWest. At season’s end, Wolfram was selected to his second consecutive All-CanWest First Team.

A Kamloops, British Columbia native, Wolfram attended South Kamloops Secondary School prior to committing to start his collegiate basketball at the University of Calgary. In his second season with the Dino’s, Wolfram averaged 7.6 points while pulling down 4.5 rebounds in 18.6 minutes of action per game. He then returned to his home province of British Columbia to play for Thompson Rivers for the 2014-15 season, where he finished 6th in the CIS with 9.3 rebounds and 1st in the CIS in defensive rebounding, averaging 7.9 per game. Wolfram also shot 42.7% from 3-point field goal range that year, ranking 11th in the country.

Wolfram represented Canada at the 2015 World University Games in South Korea. Through 8 games there, he averaged 3.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 13.1 minutes of court time. Canada finished the tournament in 7th place.

Wolfram looks forward to making the jump overseas for his first professional season. He is grateful for those who have helped pave his way to the professional level in Europe.

“It’s a dream come true to sign a professional contract in Europe,” said Wolfram. “I want to thank everyone who has supported me, and I cannot wait to begin my career with Umea.”

Umea BSKT finished the 2015-16 season with a 4-26 record. They are excited for Josh to add another dimension to their lineup.

“We are very excited to have inked a contract with Josh for next season,” said Umea BSKT Head Coach, Jesper Gustavsson. “We’re looking forward to seeing him in Sweden next season and being a big part of our team. I’ve heard only good things about him and he should fit great into what we’re doing on and off the court!”

For more information and individual box scores for Josh throughout the season, visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/josh-wolfram.

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