ROCHESTER, Mich. – Hannah Little received the ultimate birthday gift signing a contract to play professional basketball internationally for Athinakikos Basketball Club which is a member of the Greek A1 League. Under the direction of head coach Gavrilos Kalogeropoulos, Athinakikos finished runner-up in the 2017 A1 Playoff Finals.
"There have been a lot of great players to play at Oakland over the years and Hannah certainly ranks up there with the best,” said head coach Jeff Tungate. “I'm really happy she gets the opportunity to pursue her dream of playing professionally. She deserves it.”
Little, a native of Rochester Hills, Mich., was named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-League and was an All-Defensive Team selection after being the only player in the league to average a double-double at 11.2 points-per-game and 11.4 rebounds-per-game. Her team-leading 12 double-doubles broke the all-time single-season school record in the Division I era passing the previous mark of 11 held by Sarah Judd (2001-02) and Tamika Bates (1998-99).
Little also made a national impact defensively leading the league in rebounds per game (11.4 - fifth nationally (342 total -13 nationally) and steals per game (3.2 - 10th nationally (96 total - 15 nationally) while ranking second in defensive rebounds per game (7.2 - 15th nationally) and offensive rebounds per game (4.2 - 13th nationally).