For Immediate Release: September 9, 2009
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Franceski playing professional basketball in Venice

Reyer Venezia Website

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Former Binghamton women's basketball standout Laura Franceski has signed a contract to play professionally in Venice, Italy this upcoming season. Currently, she is practicing with the Division 1 team of the Reyer Venezia organization but in about a month she could be moved up to the Division 2 (A2) team for the rest of the year.

"I am very happy to be able to further my career in basketball," Franceski said. "Living and playing in Italy is going to be a challenge and also an experience."

"We are very happy that Laura has been able to continue her playing career at the professional level," Binghamton head coach Nicole Scholl said. "She was an important part of our program here and we wish her continued success this season."

Franceski was an America East third-team all-conference selection in her senior season (2008-09). In both her sophomore and senior years, she led the America East in blocks per game. Her 218 career blocks rank second all time in Binghamton program history, behind only current Bearcat assistant coach Leah Truncale, who posted 236 blocks from 1998-02.

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