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Clyburn’s hoops career headed to Germany

August 1, 2013
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF (sports@timesrepublican.com) , Times-Republican

Will Clyburn's well-traveled basketball career continues. And the latest venture in his hoops journey will send him overseas.

The former Marshalltown Community College men's basketball standout signed a two-year contract with Germany's Ratiopharm Ulm of the Bundesliga League Monday.

Clyburn, who completed his college career at Iowa State as the all-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year this spring, joins a Rabbits squad that finished third in the league last season and runners-up in the German Cup - the top national basketball competition in Germany. Led by former Butler University star Matt Howard, Ratiopharm also advanced to the semifinals of the Eurocup.

"Will is a versatile player, who, like (German-league all-star) Philipp Schwethelm, can help us at both wing spots," said Ulm coach Thorsten Leibenath in a report by Euroleaugebasketball.net.

After going undrafted out of Iowa State, Clyburn signed with the Sacramento Kings and participated in the team's summer league in Las Vegas. In five games he averaged 7.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 15 minutes per contest.

The Detroit, Mich., native was a two-time all-Iowa Community College Athletic Conference selection with the Tigers, including a first-team nod in 2010. A member of the MCC men's basketball team from 2008-10, Clyburn transferred to the University of Utah for one season before helping the Cyclones return to the NCAA tournament in 2013.

 
 

 

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