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.🇩🇪This has always been a dream of mine since 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. pic.twitter.com/V8k5TpCrRU— Daneesha Provo👑 (@DaneeshaProvo) August 9, 2020
“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.