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Chad Posthumus, former River East Kodiak, signs with Japanese basketball team

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Chad Posthumus is shown at his family's home in East St. Paul.

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Chad Posthumus is shown at his family's home in East St. Paul.

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft and later playing with the Chicago Bulls in the NBA LAs Vegas Summer League, Chad Posthumus has signed a one-year contract with Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo of the National Basketball League of Japan.

The 6'11" centre and former River East Kodiak, spent the past two seasons with Morehead State University in Kentucky. He started his collegiate career with the University of British Columbia and a junior college in Texas before make the jump to the NCAA division 1, where he made great strides.

Under head coach Sean Woods, Posthumus, in his final season as a Morehead State Eagle, played all 33 games and averaging 9.6 points per game.

He averaged 11 rebounds per game, good enough for first in the Ohio Valley Conference and fourth in the NCAA. He was also second in the NCAA in offensive rebounds per game with 4.3 and boasted the best rebounding percentage in the United States.

After graduating he was selected as one of the top 64 seniors in the country, results that earned him invites to pre-draft workouts with the Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls.

"I’ve been waiting a long time to start my professional career and can’t wait to be a part of the Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo Basketball Club in Japan," Posthumus said in a press release. "My two years at Morehead State and this summer with the Chicago Bulls have really helped prepare me for the next level. I’m very grateful for this opportunity."

Kyle.edwards@freepress.mb.ca

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