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Ike Iroegbu becomes second ex-Washington State player to join German club Science City Jena

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Arizona guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright gets by Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu during a Pac-12 game Jan. 16, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. (Kelly Presnell / AP)

PULLMAN – Former Washington State basketball players aren’t necessarily an abundant species in Europe, but now two of them will be playing for the same German Bundesliga team.

Ex-Cougars guard Ike Iroegbu signed with Science City Jena on Thursday, his agency Wasserman Mdeia Group announced. The Jena, Germany-based professional club is also the current home of former WSU forward Kyle Weaver, who signed with Science City in January.

📜✍️ After starring in the @nbagleague last season, @Be_LikeIKE has signed with @basketsjena of the Bundesliga in Germany #TeamWass

— Wasserman (@Wasserman) July 13, 2018

Iroegbu spent his first professional season with the Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G League and this last week has represented his hometown Sacramento Kings at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Iroegbu has played in four summer league games, averaging 9.8 minutes, 0.8 points and 0.8 rebounds.

Weaver played in only 17 games for Science City Jena last season, but he was the second-leading scorer at 12 points per game and posted a field-goal percentage of 57.7. He also grabbed 4.2 rebounds per game and dished out 3.6 assists per game as the team’s starting small forward.