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Ex-Flash Blackmon goes pro

LORETTO — Former Saint Francis guard Isaiah Blackmon will begin his professional basketball career with the same club that NBA legends Allen Iverson and Deron Williams finished theirs.

The 2019-20 NEC Player of the Year announced that he recently signed a deal with Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul of the Turkish Basketball Super League.

“I am really excited for Isaiah and his family,” SFU men’s basketball coach Rob Krimmel said. “Besiktas is a big-time club with a rich tradition. This is the highest level that we have had a player sign in over 25 years. To see him realize his dream of becoming a professional basketball player is a proud moment for our staff and our program.”

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