Friday, January 25, 2013

Alumni update: Wisniewski lands job with Saigon Heat

Former Edgewood College men's basketball athlete Ben Wisniewski is getting his feet wet in the world of professional basketball half a world away from home. Wisniewski recently accepted an offer from the Saigon Heat (Vietnam) of the ASEAN Basketball League to work in the front office and participate as a practice player.

While Wisniewski will get to lace up the shoes in practice, he likely won't get many chances to dress for games. ABL teams are allowed two foreign players on their roster, and given the lack of height in many Asian countries, those spots are usually held for bigger, post players. However, should one of the American players on the Saigon Heat need to miss a game,  it's possible Wisniewski could pull on a uniform once again. In the meantime, he will participate in practice and develop him administration skills in the team's front office.

Wisniewski was a third team All-Midwest Region selection by as a senior, and was named first or second team All-Northern Athletics Conference every year of his career. The native of New Berlin, Wis., graduated from Edgewood College in 2012 as the program's second all-time leading scorer with 1,719 career points.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Correction. Asean League can only have 2 Americans.