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Nevada alum Lindsey Drew signs deal with Apoel, a club in Cyprus

Lindsey Drew
Lindsey Drew has signed a deal with a team in Cyprus. (Nevada athletics)

Former Nevada basketball standout Lindsey Drew's professional career will begin in Cyprus.

The fan favorite who played for the Wolf Pack from 2015-20 has signed a deal with Apoel, a club based in in Nicosia, Cyprus, per a report from Emiliano Carchia, founder of Sportando, a website that covers international basketball.

Apoel plays in Cypriot Basketball Division A, the highest level of basketball in the country, which is an island nation in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Apoel is one of Cyprus' top basketball clubs having won 11 championships at the Division A level, the second most in league history. There are nine teams in Division A, which was founded in 1966.

During his playing career at Nevada, Drew was a four-year starter, missing the end of the 2017-18 season and all of the 2018-19 campaign with a torn Achilles and double hip surgery. Drew helped Nevada earn three NCAA Tournament berths and four Mountain West championships. In 130 games (123 starts), Drew averaged 7.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

Drew's best season came during his senior campaign when he tallied career highs in points (11.4 per game) and rebounds (6.6) while adding 4.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.7 blocks per game. He shot 49.1 percent from the field, including 39.8 percent from three.

Drew's eligibility at Nevada exhausted after the 2019-20 season but he did not play pro basketball last year.


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