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Former Maryville Saints basketball guard Trae Pemberton, ’15, signed a professional contract to play for the Tralee Warriors in the Irish Super League, the premier professional league in Ireland.
“I am excited about having a dream of playing basketball professionally come true,” Pemberton said. “I have been working towards this for a while. A great opportunity came up, and I am looking forward to taking advantage of it.'”
“I could not be happier for Trae as he pursues his dream of playing professional basketball,” Saints head men’s basketball coach Kevin Carroll said. “He has a great story, going from an undervalued recruit to an all-conference player and now to a professional athlete. There is no better example within our program of how hard work and dedication can take you places in life that were previously unimaginable. I am thankful to have been a part of his journey and look forward to watching his career continue to flourish.”
Pemberton was a second-team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference selection after his senior season. He graduated with a B.S. degree in sport business management from Maryville’s Simon School of Business.
This story also featured in the Fall 2016 edition of Maryville Magazine.