Lakehead's Druery Goes Pro, Joins Verboom in Germany
Source: Lakehead Sports Info
THUNDER BAY, Ont. - Lakehead's perennial All Star, all time
leading rebounder and 5th year retiring senior Lindsay Druery
(Smithville, ON) is taking the next step in her basketball career.
That next step, or perhaps more appropriately, leap, will be across
the pond to Europe, where she will join fellow Thunderwolf alumna
and teammate Kathryn Verboom (Thunder Bay, ON) in the German
2.Bundesliga on the TSV Towers Speyer/Schifferstadt.
Verboom, who enters her third year with the German club, has averaged 15.9 PPG, 6.6 RPG and 2.4 APG while shooting over 50% from the floor and over 70% from the foul line.
Lindsay will bring an inside presence to the Speyer club with a focus on rebounding, interior defense and scoring in the paint. Lindsay was fantastic her last two years for Lakehead University and stepped up huge in the big games. As one of the leading rebounders in the country last year Lindsay will be looking to improve her offensive play at the international level. In her final season as a Thunderwolf, Druery averaged 13.9 PPG, 9.1 RPG while shooting 46% from the floor.
In her new home in Speyer, Germany, Lindsay will also have the opportunity to put her education degree to good use, teaching English, Phys. Ed. and Science at a local school.
Says Druery, "I'm truly excited about the opportunity that I have been given to continue playing basketball. I never thought I would ever play university basketball, let alone play professionally. I am thrilled to be joining the TSV Towers in September and able to play with Kathryn [Verboom] once again. I'm very excited to head to Germany in September and be a part of the TSV Towers' organization. They have been great, making the basketball transition easy as well as providing me with a chance to continue coaching and teaching. This was an easy decision for me and I couldn't be happier."
Lakehead coach Jon Kreiner adds, "This is a tremendous opportunity for Lindsay. She'll receive practical teaching experience which will help her when she is done playing and looking for a teaching job back in Canada. Lindsay loves being around young kids in a coaching environment so the Towers will be getting a great coach in their club system. As for basketball, the chance to 'play for pay' in the tough world economy isn't as frequent as it once was so I am very proud of Lindsay. I also think that being reunited with Lakehead teammate Kathryn Verboom is a unique situation, and one that will benefit both players. I wish Lindsay Druery all the best as she takes her game and wonderful personality to Germany!"
Team: TSV Towers Speyer
Coach: Mike Gould
Assistant Coach: Rueben Zieger
League: Germany-2 Bundelisga
City: Speyer, Germany
Teaching: Teaching English, Physical Education and Science at a local school.
Coaching: Coaching camps & club teams in the TSV Towers Speyer-Schifferstadt system.
Team website: http://www.towers-basketball.de/cms/front_content.php?idart=290