Former Men's Basketball Star to Play in Italy

Former Men's Basketball Star to Play in Italy

SANTA CLARA, Calif.Jared Brownridge of Santa Clara men's basketball has signed a contract to play for Pallacanestro Mantova in Italy.

Stings Mantova, as the team is commonly known, is located in Mantua, Lombardy, and is a member of Serie A2, which features 32 teams and begins play in October.

Brownridge, a three-time first-team All-West Coast Conference choice, ended his career ranked second on the school's all-time scoring list and fourth in league history with 2,313 points.

He ranks first in Santa Clara history in 3-point FG percentage (40.3), second in 3-pointers made (385) and fourth in free-throw percentage (83.9).

Brownridge ended 2016-17 third in the league in scoring (18.1 ppg) and first in 3-pointers per game (3.2).

A native of Aurora, Illinois, Brownridge is the all-time leading scorer (1,272) in WCC games and played in all 129 games the last four years.

Brownridge helped the Broncos (17-16, 10-8) advance to the WCC Tournament semis for the first time since 2011 and post the best regular-season turnaround in the league. They recorded a five-game improvement (17-16) compared to 2015-16 when they were 11-20.

Brownridge, who graduated last month with a bachelor's degree in communication, has experience playing in Italy having traveled with the Broncos last August on an exhibition tour.


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