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PSU Men's Basketball alum inks pro contract

September 10, 2020
PLYMOUTH — Recent Plymouth State University men's basketball star Jaylen LeRoy '20 has signed a professional contract with Rosario Basket of La Liga Argentina de Básquet (LLA), the second division of the Argentine basketball league system.

"I'm very excited to play professionally," said LeRoy, who plans to move in November to prepare for the start of the season in January. "Playing in Argentina will allow me to not only showcase what I can do, but also help me grow as a player and prepare me for my professional career."

One of the top scorers in program history, LeRoy was known for his late-game clutch shooting, but he saved his best performance for one of the team's biggest moments in recent history.

With the third-seeded Panthers trailing rival and sixth-seeded Keene State in the first round of the Little East Conference (LEC) Tournament in February, LeRoy banked in a three-pointer over a pair of defenders at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.

Minutes later his runner in the lane proved to be the deciding bucket as PSU earned a 72-70 win for its first playoff victory in 14 years, sending the Foley Gymnasium capacity crowd into a frenzy. He added a team-high 20 points in a losing effort in the semifinal round.

A two-time captain and three-time All-Conference honoree, LeRoy led Plymouth State to a 16-11 mark as a senior, matching the most wins in a decade. He ended his career fourth among the program's all-time leading scorers with 1,811 points.

Martin Lord & Osman
Salmon Press
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