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May 26, 2010

Former Lumberjack Sir Playing in IBL

EDMONTON, Alberta - Former Lumberjack Stephen Sir has continued his professional career with the Edmonton Energy in the International Basketball League.

The Energy opened play with a 5-1 start with Sir averaging a team-best 23.3 points per game, the sixth-best total in the league. Sir plays with former Weber State forward Dave Patten. They are coached by Sir’s father, Paul.

Sir most recently played for Erdgas Ehingen in Germany, averaging 18.2 points per game while shooting 44 percent from three.

He is one of seven former Lumberjacks currently playing professionally including Ruben Boykin, Jr. (Fileni BPA Jesa, Italy-Lega2), Casey Frank (Wellington Saints, New Zealand), Kyle Landry (BK Prostejov, Czech Republic-NBL), Dan McClintock (MBC Mykolaev, Ukraine), Ryan McDade (KTP Basket Kotka, Finland) and Josh Wilson (Ehingen Steeples, Germany-Pro B).

Landry is currently in the playoffs in the finals in the Czech Republic, scoring a career-high 31 points and grabbing 17 rebounds in the deciding fifth game of the semifinals over Novy Jicin.

DID YOU KNOW…The Northern Arizona University athletics department recorded its highest cumulative grade point average since 1997, recording a 3.16 GPA among its more than 300 student-athletes at the completion of the fall of 2009 semester.