In the first step in his professional career, recent Northern Arizona men’s basketball graduate Brooks DeBisschop is heading to Belarus after signing a contract with BC Borisfen.
DeBisschop will be joining a team that is coming off a qualifying appearance in the FIBA Europe Cup. BC Borisfen, located in Mogilev, Belarus, competes in the Belarusian Premier League.
“I’ve been working out and staying in shape at home in West Linn,” DeBisschop said. “I had a few different options to choose from and this one felt like the right opportunity because they play in a good league and they recently played in the FIBA Europe Cup, which is good international competition. It’ll be good exposure for me. and at the end of the day I felt it was the right decision for me.”
DeBisschop capped his four-year Lumberjacks career with All-Big Sky Conference Third Team honors in the spring. As a senior, he averaged career highs of 12 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while helping the NAU men’s basketball team to a 16-14 season and a top-six conference finish.
He left Flagstaff as the program’s sixth all-time leading rebounder (706), tied for seventh in career blocks (75) and tied for 10th in games played (116).
“When I was in high school and I was heading to NAU, it was my goal to have a good college career and then play professionally,” DeBisschop said. “It’s a dream come true for me, and I’m excited to get my first year under my belt and then keep going from there to see what I can do with basketball.”
Academically, DeBisschop was a standout as the program’s only two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. After earning Third Team Academic All-America honors as a junior, he was a First Team Academic All-American in the spring as a senior.
Graduating with a finance degree, DeBisschop was also NAU’s male awardee for Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athlete and Big Sky Scholar-Athlete of the Year in addition to being named the Distinguished Senior for the W.A. Franke College of Business.
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