IUWBB: Tyra Buss heading to Greece

Tyra Buss has signed a professional contract with Sporting Athens in Greece, the Indiana women’s basketball team announced Monday.

Buss, the program’s all-time leading scorer, went undrafted by the WNBA in April but competed in the Connecticut Sun’s training camp for a week. After she was released, her sights were set on overseas opportunities.

The 5-foot-8 point guard will now head to Athens, Greece.

“It has always been a dream of mine to play professionally and I am so grateful for this opportunity I have been given,” Buss said in a statement. “First and foremost, I want to thank my parents and family for always supporting me. I also want to thank the coaches and staff at IU for preparing me for this next chapter in my basketball career.

“I am excited for this new journey and look forward to all the opportunities I’ll have to work on my game and to experience new adventures in another country.”

Buss scored 2,364 points in her IU career. Her senior year, she set the program’s season mark for points (763) and led the nation in minutes, averaging a full 40 per game.

Buss and classmate Amanda Cahill won a program-record 82 games together, ending their careers with a WNIT championship win over Virginia Tech.

Sporting Athens plays in the Greek Women’s Second Division. According to eurobasket.com, Sporting Athens has at least one other American player, Alabama alum Hannah Cook, a 6-foot guard. Like Buss, Cook has been represented by agent Vasilis Giapalakis.

2 comments

  1. Good luck Tyra Buss! We loved your play, determination, competitive drive and personality while at IU! See if you can talk them in to considering signing Amanda Cahill as well. She has professional skills and drive as well. It will be fun to follow your career. I believe that Jordan Hulls has continued to grow as a basketball player and likes his career in Europe. I hope you will as well!

  2. Thanks for the memories, excitement, and elevation brought to IU ladies basketball. What a great opportunity and way to transition into adulthood for a lady or male athlete. Seems like that would be a possibility for A.C. also. Congratulations!!!

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