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Former Cowboy Leyton Hammonds Signs With Pro Team in Finland

Another Oklahoma State hooper goes pro

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It looks like former Oklahoma State point guard Jawun Evans isn’t the only player going pro this year.

Forward Leyton Hammonds has signed with BC Nokia, a professional basketball club based in Nokia, Finland that plays in the country’s top league Korisliiga. Inception Sports, who represents Hammonds, made the announcement early this morning.

According to the press release from BC Nokia, Hammonds is excited at the opportunity to continue his basketball career.

I'm really excited that I get to continue my career at Nokia BC and Finland. This is a great opportunity to play at a higher level and at the same time learn a new culture. As each team, in which I have played, I give my all to the possibility, Hammonds commented.

BC Nokia head coach Ville Tuominen describes Hammonds as a “team player”, “strong, good reach, able to defend multiple positions”, and says he is “very mature having played a high standard of basketball in the Big 12.”

Hammonds, who played four years at Oklahoma State, became a vital piece during his last two years as a Cowboy. During his junior and senior seasons at Oklahoma State, Hammonds averaged 9.3 points and 5 rebounds while shooting 43.5%, including 33.8% from three.

It’s always good to see former Oklahoma State athletes get the opportunity to continue their careers, whether it’s in the NBA or overseas. Good luck to Leyton!