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Several Cardinals Continue Basketball Careers Post Graduation

Photo by Steve McLaughlin
Photo by Steve McLaughlin

For most players, their basketball careers end at the conclusion of their senior season. For a few, however, graduation simply means the next step in their basketball careers. 

Jordan Sears '18 has accepted a position as a Video and Player Development Specialist with the Milwaukee Bucks. Sears was the defensive player of the year in the NESCAC during the 2017-18 season and is part of the winningest class in program history.

Sears spent the 2018-19 year as a Graduate Assistant at St. Johns. During his time there, Sears worked with Greg St. Jean '13—another former Cardinal. St. Jean was an assistant coach at St John's for four seasons before recently accepting a position as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Most recently, Nathan Krill '18 moved out to Holland to pursue a professional basketball career. He will be playing this upcoming season with New Heroes Basketball, located in Den Bosch, Holland. A season ago, Krill played his graduate season at the University of San Francisco while earning a masters degree in professional communications.

Harry Rafferty '17 is a Graduate Assistant for Michigan Women's Basketball and living in Ann Arbor. Rafferty was a 1,000 point scorer for the Cardinals. Last season, Rafferty signed with the Sioux Fall Skyforce in the G-league.

Shasha Brown '13 recently accepted a position as the Director of Basketball Operations at Vanderbilt. He will be working under legendary player Jerry Stackhouse who is now the head coach for the Commodores.