LOUDONVILLE, NY -- Recent Siena Basketball graduate Brett Bisping will begin his professional playing career in Sweden. The Peoria, Illinois native signed Thursday with Boras Basket of the Basketligan, the country's premier league.
"I'm excited and honored for this opportunity," said Bisping. "It's a great club with a great coach, and I think they've done a really good job of putting together a strong team. I feel very blessed to have had all the family, friends and people from Siena who have helped me along the way. Now it's time to put in the work, hold up my end of the deal, and prove that I have the talent and work ethic to succeed at the next level."
Bisping recently graduated as the only player in Siena Basketball history to eclipse both 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds for his career, as he departs ranking 11th all-time in program history in scoring (1,528), and fourth in rebounding (1,024). He was named an NABC District I Second Team, Second Team All-MAAC, and MAAC All-Tournament Team selection this past season after leading the conference and ranking 24th nationally with 9.7 rebounds per game. Bisping also averaged 12.3 points and posted 13 double-doubles this winter.
Bisping was previously named Siena College's Male Student Athlete of the Year, an NABC District I First Team honoree, and a unanimous First Team All-MAAC and MAAC All-Tournament Team selection in 2015-16. He was heralded as the 2014 College Basketball Invitational MVP after leading Siena to the College's first Division I national postseason tournament championship, and was also one of just five players who were recently named to the CBI All-Time Team.
Boras Basket is headquartered in Boras, Sweden which is located in the southwestern part of the country, about 250 miles southwest of Stockholm and roughly 200 miles north of Copenhagen, Denmark. The team's season runs from October through April as part of the Basketligan which is aligned with FIBA Europe.