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Maryland Eastern Shore alumna signs overseas

UMES alumna Keyera Eaton signed an overseas contract and will be the only American on the Bosnian roster.

Courtesy: Maryland Eastern Shore Athletic Media Relations


PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Maryland Eastern Shore alumna Keyera Eaton added another line to her basketball resume recently, when she signed with ZKK Jedinstvo Dzenex Tuzla of the first Division in Bosnia.

It is the first professional basketball stint for the 2019 graduate.

“I’m excited for her and her family,” Hawks coach Fred Batchelor said. “Her family has made a huge sacrifice and commitment to her basketball career and it’s nice to see all of them being rewarded with this opportunity. It is going to be tough for them because her family is very close and that’s a long way away from home. I’ll be praying for her mother as much as I’ll be praying for Keke and we’ll be trying to support them as much as we can, but it’s great for all her hard work that she is able to have this experience.”

Eaton finished her career in Maroon and Gray with as No. 9 all-time in career 3-point field goals made (108) and No. 10 in 3-point field goals attempted (371). She also finished tied with teammate Ciani Byrom at No. 6 all-time with 55 3-pointers made in a single season.

She picked up first career double-double in overtime victory at UMBC (Dec. 31, 2018) with 15 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes to go with five steals and a 12-for-13 performance from the free-throw line. She reached double digits in 13 games as a senior and had a career-high 28 points in a win at Mount St. Mary’s (Dec. 20, 2018).

Eaton finished the year with a career-high 46 steals and made the MEAC Commissioners’ All-Academic Team.

She is the only American player on the Jedinstvo roster. The team is 2-7 so far this season and in ninth place in the league, according to eurobasket.com.

Maryland Eastern Shore alumna signs overseas
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