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Former Gonzaga guard Silas Melson signs with pro team in Greece

UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

Gonzaga guard Silas Melson shoots in traffic against Florida State in the Sweet 16 in March. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga guard Silas Melson shoots in traffic against Florida State in the Sweet 16 in March. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Former Gonzaga guard Silas Melson has signed with Lavrio, the professional team in Greece announced Tuesday.

Melson averaged 9.3 points and 3.1 rebounds last season, helping the Zags (32-5) reach the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive year. He is second on Gonzaga’s all-time list with 126 career wins, trailing NCAA record-holder Przemek Karnowski’s 137.

Melson started all 37 games last year. The Portland native’s 2.3 assist-to-turnover ratio ranked second behind teammate Josh Perkins’ 2.5. Melson was second in minutes played at 30.7 per game.

Lavrio was seventh with a 14-12 record in Greece’s A-1 league. Former Zag Kyle Wiltjer finished last season with Olympiacos, which was second with a 22-4 mark.


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