July 20, 2017

ROCHESTER, Mich. - Former Oakland men's basketball standout Sherron Dorsey-Walker has signed a professional contract to play with Zwolle in the Dutch Basketball League, announced on Thursday. Dorsey-Walker will head to Holland at the end of August.

"I am blessed to be in this position, playing professionally has always been one of my dreams and to finally sign with a team is great," said Dorsey-Walker. "I want to thank Coach Kampe and the coaching staff that help prepare me for the next level.

"It was numerous things that played an important part, whether it was extra film sessions, weight room, training room to help my body recover, or shots in the gym. I had the resources to be the best player I could be. More importantly, I am a better person, I was educated on how to be a professional by the coaches and former players. I will forever be grateful to Oakland University!"

As the lone senior last season, Dorsey-Walker helped rally the Golden Grizzlies to a nine-game league winning streak to capture the first-ever Horizon League regular season title. He scored a career-high 28 points, including making eight 3-pointers, at Milwaukee to clinch the regular-season title. Dorsey-Walker tallied 21 points in a road win over Clemson in the opening round of the NIT.

"I'm happy for him," said Oakland head coach Greg Kampe. "His goal was to play professional basketball and I think his Oakland experience helped him achieve it."

Dorsey-Walker had his best season during his senior campaign. He reached double figures in 20 of 34 games played, including a career-best nine games of 20 points or more. Dorsey-Walker averaged 13.4 points per game and led the team with 129 assists. He became the second player in Division I history to be named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team (Max Hooper, 2016).

SDW graduated from Oakland University in April with a degree in integrative studies. He becomes the 18th player to sign a professional contract over the last 10 years, including NBA Draft Picks Kay Felder (2016) and Keith Benson (2011).




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