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DDN: Wright State’s Love to start pro career in Europe

Loudon Love

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Former Wright State Raiders star Loudon Love will start his professional basketball career in France.

Stade Rochelais, which plays in France’s third division (NM1), announced Friday it has signed Love, who scored 1,792 points in the last four seasons at Wright State.

“I am very excited to take a new step in my basketball career and turn professional,” said Love in a press release on the team’s website. “I am very happy to take this new step with my new teammates from Stade Rochelais!”

Love withdrew his name from the NBA Draft earlier this month. That allowed him to keep his college eligibility. He had the option of returning to Wright State for a fifth season because the NCAA did not count last season against anyone’s eligibility.

In May, Wright State coach Scott Nagy said Love was undecided about his future. Love participated in the Tampa Bay Pro Combine in June as he explored his options.

“For me, the way I work, I just think he’s going to go,” Nagy said then. “That’s how I operate, so, if he comes back, it’s a good thing. If he doesn’t, we’re prepared for it.”