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Former Gonzaga wing Jordan Mathews signs with pro team in Denmark

Gonzaga’s Jordan Mathews nails a 3-pointer to put the Zags up 60-58 against West Virginia in the final minute of the 2017 NCAA Sweet 16 game in San Jose. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga’s Jordan Mathews nails a 3-pointer to put the Zags up 60-58 against West Virginia in the final minute of the 2017 NCAA Sweet 16 game in San Jose. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Jordan Mathews’ professional basketball career is taking him overseas.

The former Gonzaga guard has signed with Naestved in Denmark. Mathews played in the NBA Summer League the last two years and was with Erie in the NBA G League last season.

Mathews averaged 8.3 points and made 65 3-pointers in 51 games with the Pennsylvania-based BayHawks.

Mathews was a key piece on Gonzaga’s 2017 team that finished 37-2 and lost to North Carolina in the NCAA championship game. The 6-foot-3 graduate transfer from Cal averaged 10.6 points and connected on 85 3-pointers.

Mathews hit one of the biggest shots in program history, a 3-pointer with just under 1 minute remaining that helped the Zags edge West Virginia in the Sweet 16 in San Jose.

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