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Kwan Cheatham Jr. signs professional basketball contract with Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek

Cheatham’s professional career will begin in first tier of Belgian basketball.

NCAA Basketball: Akron at Creighton Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Kwan Cheatham Jr., a former Akron hoopster, will begin his professional career abroad after inking a deal with Belgian side Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek.

The signing was first reported by Twitter’s Scouting Mania and later confirmed by Cheatham and Akron basketball on their respective Twitter pages.

Cheatham, who stands at six-foot-ten, 236 lbs., played four seasons for the Zips, starting three of those seasons. Over his career, Cheatham scored 936 points, 633 total rebounds, 180 assists, 113 blocks and 43 steals. Cheatham was a part of two regular-season MAC Championship squads and saw post-season action twice, with appearances in the CIT and NIT Tournaments.

In his final season, Cheatham averaged nearly a double-double, averaging 11 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, sinking 41 percent of his field goals, including 38.8 percent from three-point range.

The Kangoeroes are members of the EuroMillions Basketball League (previously known as the Ethias League,) which is the first tier of Belgian basketball. Last season, the Kangoeroes finished 8th of 10 teams.