Reves and Van Nest ink deals in Austria
July 18, 2013 – Pro Partner Sports Management is pleased to announce that a pair of rookie clients – Jordan Reves of the University of Texas-Arlington and Andrew Van Nest of Boston College – have signed deals to join the Chin Min Dragons UBC St. Polten in Austria’s top league.
Reves finished his collegiate career as the all-time leading shot blocker in UT Arlington history and will add an immediate presence in the paint for the Dragons frontcourt. The 6’10″ Jeffersontown, Kentucky native also pulled down 760 career rebounds, good enough for 2nd in school history. Reves, who was named “WAC Best Defender” by Yahoo Sports and to the College Sports Madness All-WAC team, led UT Arlington to a 19-14 record this past season, eventually landing them a CIT appearance.
The second half of the Dragons’ dynamic twin towers is 6’10” Boston College graduate Andrew Van Nest who transferred to the highly competitive Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) after four years at Harvard University in the Ivy League. Van Nest’s inside-outside versatility and Euro-style game is what immediately attracted Stefan Jäger and the club’s management. The former McDonald’s All-American nominee can step out very effectively as a stretch 4-man with three-point range and should be a great scoring threat this season for the Dragons.
St. Polten looks to rebound from a disappointing year near the bottom of the standings, but one in which no US imports joined the roster. Under returning head coach Uros Vukadinovic, the club has now invested in young talent in Reves and Van Nest and is building toward a brighter and more competitive future in the wide-open Austrian Bundesliga.
Pro Partner’s Jim Buckley of the signing, “Andrew and Jordan are of course talents on the court, but also quality young men that I know St. Polten will be proud to have representing their brand during this resurgence of the organization. I think the pair complement each other extremely well and we’re all looking forward to a great season for the Dragons.”