FORMER SHAW BEAR MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER CASSADY SIGNS PRO CONTRACT

FORMER SHAW BEAR MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER CASSADY SIGNS PRO CONTRACT

RALEIGH, N.C. Former Shaw University men's basketball player and Raleigh native Joshua Cassady signed a professional contract with E.S.S. (Etoile Sportive Du Sahel) in North Africa Sunday, Dec. 24. The E.S.S. is one of 14 teams in the Tunisian Division I Basketball League which is the highest tier professional basketball league in Tunisia.

 

Cassady, a 6-foot-9 center was a member of the Bears basketball team for two seasons, including the 2016-17 season where he averaged 9.0 points and led the team in rebounds at 6.4 rebounds a night. He appeared in 27 games and started 26 during his senior season, registering 12 games in double digit scoring and helped the Bears to a division title for the first time in five years.

 

His best game came against Virginia Union University on Dec. 10, 2016 where he hauled in a career-high 23 points, 18 rebounds and 12 blocks for the Bear (his first-ever career triple-double). After that performance, Cassady was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Player of the Week.

 

In addition, Cassady was named First-Team All-CIAA.

 

Currently, E.S.S. is 5-1 on the season.

 

Cassady is expected to finish his degree at Shaw in 2018.

 

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw men's basketball and its 13 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.