Posted: Thursday, 18 July 2013 8:52PM

MSU's Downing signs with British pro team

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- 2013 Missouri State grad Anthony Downing is getting his shot at professional basketball.  The 23-year-old Atchison, KS native signed Thursday with the Leicester Riders of the British Basketball League.

Downing was the Bears' only senior last season.  The shooting guard averaged a team best 13.7 points, 2.7 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game.

“I’m really excited,” Downing told Leicester's Chris Mortley.

“I feel blessed and lucky to be a part of the Riders. I know they are an up-and-coming club, coming off a championship season and nothing feels better than going into a club built with winners!

Downing transfered to Missouri State from Independence (KS) Community College in 2011.  Prior to that he reshirted the 2008-09 season at Kansas State.


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