Former Gonzaga point guard Geno Crandall signs with BC Göttingen

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs point guard Geno Crandall signed a one-year contract with German club BC Göttingen on Friday, according to a team announcement.

Crandall joins the club, which plays in the Bundesliga Basketball League (BBL), after winning the regular season MVP award in each of the past two seasons in the British Basketball League while playing with the Leicester Riders. He led them to a championship last season, scoring 23 points and handing out five assists in the title game and winning finals MVP.

“In Geno, we signed a very creative guard for positions one and two,” BC Göttingen coach Roel Moors said. “He can score, but he can also put his teammates in the limelight.”

Crandall averaged 13.1 points and seven assists across 23 games in his final season with Leicester, a stretch where the Riders went 21-2. He was even better in his first season, averaging 15.9 points, 7.8 assists, and 5.7 rebounds in 27 games, while the Riders went 22-5.

Prior to that, Crandall spent his first professional season in the Czech Republic with Dekstone Turi Svitavy, averaging 13.9 points across 28 games.

Now, Crandall will head to Germany to be teammates with former Gonzaga wing Mathis Mönninghoff, who spent two seasons in Spokane from 2010-12, appearing in 44 games before leaving school early to return to Germany. He has played for BC Göttingen for six of the last seven seasons as a reliable outside shooter off the bench.

Elias Harris, another Zag from over a decade ago, recently inked a deal with Bayern Munich in the same league – so there will be plenty of Zag vs. Zag action this upcoming Bundesliga season.

Crandall spent one year at Gonzaga after transferring over from North Dakota State. He averaged five points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.1 steals per game in 18.4 minutes off the bench.

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