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Former Ute Daneesha Provo signs with professional German team Eisvögel USC Freiburg

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Utah’s Daneesha Provo (23) skirts around Oregon State’s Kat Tudor during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Provo signed her first professional contract Sunday, Aug. 9, with Eisvögel USC Freiburg in Germany’s DBBL.

Amanda Loman, AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Another Ute has taken their basketball talents overseas.

Daneesha Provo, formerly a shooting guard for the University of Utah’s women’s basketball team, is officially a professional after signing with Eisvögel USC Freiburg in Germany’s Damen-Basketball-Bundesliga (DBBL), the country’s premier women’s basketball league.

“I’m excited to announce that I signed to play professionally in Feinberg, Germany,” Provo wrote on Twitter Sunday, after the signing. “This has always been a dream of mine since (I was) a little girl. I can’t thank my family and friends enough for always supporting me. I’m onto bigger things & even bigger blessings. Only up from here.”

Eisvögel USC Freiburg finished fifth in the DBBL in 2019, with a 13-8 record. The club has reached the league semifinals six times, winning the DBBL Cup in 2013.

A native of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, and former member of the Canadian Junior Women’s National Team, Provo transferred to Utah after her freshman season at Clemson. After redshirting the 2015-16 season, per NCAA rules, she played in all 31 games as a sophomore in 2016-17. Her junior year was a breakout campaign as she finished the season ranked in the top-20 in the Pac-12 league in scoring, field goal percentage, free-throw percentage, 3-point percentage and 3-pointers made per game.

Provo started the first 13 games of the 2018-19, which was to be her senior season, before suffering a season-ending injury against Arizona State in the conference opener. She then received a sixth year eligibility and played in the final 23 games of the 2019-20 season.