Daneesha Provo Signs Contract With Eisvögel USC Freiburg
SALT LAKE CITY – Former University of Utah women's basketball shooting star Daneesha Provo is officially a pro, signing a contract to play with Eisvögel USC Freiburg in Germany's DBBL, the country's premier women's basketball league.
"I am super excited to sign my first pro contract," Provo said. "Freiburg, Germany looks like an amazing city. I can't wait to get out there and start the season."
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
Eisvögel USC Freiburg has a strong history in the DBBL, placing in the top-half of the standings this past season (5th). The program has reached the DBBL semifinals six times, winning the DBBL Cup in 2013 and the Bundesliga Group South Regular Season Championship in 2018.
The Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, native came to Utah after playing her freshman season at Clemson, bringing an immediate impact as a shooting guard for the Utes. After redshirting due to NCAA transfer rules, Provo played in all 31 games as a sophomore in 2016-17, scoring a season-best 18 points against Utah Valley that year.
It was Provo's junior year that she broke into the spotlight, becoming one of the most dominant shooters and best defenders in the Pac-12 in 2017-18. She finished the year ranked in the top-20 in the league in scoring, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, three-point percentage and three-pointers made per game, scoring in double figures in 18 games that included three 20-point outings.
Her senior season in 2019-20 Provo started the first 13 games before suffering a season-ending injury against Arizona State in the conference opener. At the time of her injury, Provo was poised for a big season, ranking 10th in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage, sixth in steals per game and 14th in three-point field goals made.
After receiving a sixth year by the NCAA, Provo fought back from her injury to play the final 23 games of the 2019-20 season, starting the last 15. She cemented herself as one of the best defenders in the league while also averaging 21.2 minutes, 6.7 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.
She heads to Germany with plenty of international basketball on her resume, spending time with Team Canada on the junior team at the FIBA Americas, FIBA World Championships and the Commonwealth Games.