Paige Crozon Signs First Professional Contract In Germany

TORONTO, July 1, 2017 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Paige Crozon has signed her first professional contract with the Saarlouis Royals in Germany’s Damen Basketball Bundesliga (DBBL).

Crozon, a 6’1” guard/forward, recently completed her senior season with the University of Utah Utes in the Pac-12 Conference of the NCAA. Crozon averaged 10.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and ranked fifth in the Pac-12 in free throw percentage, shooting 82.7% from the line. She also completed the season with 11 double-doubles and finished her collegiate career with the third highest career free-throw percentage in the University of Utah women’s basketball history, at 83.8%.

A Humboldt, Saskatchewan native, Crozon attended high school at Humboldt Collegiate Institute, where she led her team to the Saskatchewan AAAA championship in 2011, and to bronze medals in both 2009 and 2012. A multisport athlete, she also won provincial championships in volleyball, high jump, discus, speed swimming, and women’s hockey. Throughout high school, Crozon also competed with the Canadian National Team. In 2010, she represented Canada at the FIBA U17 World Championships, and in 2011 she joined Canada at the FIBA U19 World Championships, the Pan-American Games, and the 3×3 Youth Olympic Games in Italy. In 2012, she was named a Latinbasket.com Honourable Mention at the FIBA Americas U18 Tournament. Crozon helped Canada to reach the semifinals, and ranked first in the tournament in field goal percentage at 61.9%, while contributing 9.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 0.8 steals per game.

Crozon began her collegiate career in the 2012-2013 season at the University of Utah. That season, the Utes reached the finals of the National Invitation Tournament. By her junior season, Crozon was a starter and one of the top players in the conference, earning All-Pac 12 Honourable Mention honours. That season, she averaged 13.1 points and ranked eighth in the conference with 8.2 rebounds per game. She added 1.3 assists, shot 85.5% from the free throw line, and led Utah to the third round of the 2016 Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

Crozon is excited to expand her game and adapt to a new league in her first professional season.

“I am incredibly grateful to be joining the Saarlouis Royals next season in Germany,” said Crozon. “It is exciting for me to move across the world and experience a different culture and a different style of basketball. I hope to benefit their club by bringing my experience in international competition with the Canadian National Team.”

In 2016-2017, the Saarlouis Royals finished fourth in the DBBL standings with a 13-9 record. They advanced to the DBBL semifinals, but were defeated by TSV Wasserburg, the eventual league champions.

“I am very excited that Paige will be joining our team and I expect a huge impact,” said Saarlouis Head Coach, Hermann Paar. “With her size and versatility, she is exactly the type of player we were looking for.

For more information and individual box scores for Paige throughout the season please visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/paige-crozon.

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