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Former GU, Mead standout Jazmine Redmon to play basketball in Germany

One of the most popular basketball players in Spokane history will get another chance on the hardwood.

Former Gonzaga University great Jazmine Redmon has signed a professional contract to play for the Rhein-Main Baskets of the German Bundesliga.

Redmon, who played at Mead, is set to travel next week to Frankfurt, Germany, to prepare for the season that starts in October.

“I’ve never been to Germany before,” Redmon said. “I’m a bit nervous, but I’m excited.”

After coming up just short of winning a state title for Mead in 2010, Redmon played four years at Gonzaga and her stellar career came to an end last March with the 72-63 loss to James Madison in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

“It was a great experience,” Redmon said of her collegiate career. “I had a lot of fun. I’m going to miss it.”

Teammate Haiden Palmer was drafted 29th overall by the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, but Redmon said she wasn’t contacted for a tryout.

Redmon, a 5-foot-9 point guard, was disappointed “but I got over it,” she said. “I knew there would be other opportunities so I just stayed positive.”

Redmon played as a freshman on the only Gonzaga women’s team to advance to the Elite 8. She finished with 626 points, and her 400 career assists were good enough for fourth all-time at GU.

She graduated this past spring with a degree in physical education. When her playing days are done, Redmon said she wants to get her teaching certificate and return to Washington to teach.

In the meantime, she’ll follow Gonzaga on the internet and keep up with how younger sister, Jade Redmon, performs as a sophomore this upcoming season at Eastern Washington.



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