Ferris State University has a cool story on former All-American Justin Keenan, who has since embarked on a professional career in South America. Keenan recently signed with the Trouville team in Uruguay. It will be his second season in Uruguay and third in South America after previously playing in Venezuela. He averaged 24 points and 11 rebounds per game last season for Larre Borges in Uruguay.
From the Ferris State story:
“My experience last year was great and I really couldn’t have asked for anything more out of my first season of professional basketball,” Keenan said. “I spent time this summer working on a lot of things to help my game so I can become an inside and outside threat. I’m looking forward to another season overseas.”
Keenan spent nearly eight months out of the United States last year in pursuing his professional basketball dream. He will spend the 2012-13 campaign competing in the capital city of Montevideo in Uruguay, which is located on the water and near the beach.
“The experience itself was mind-blowing sometimes last year when you stop and realize you’re really 6,000-plus miles from home,” he said. “My first month or two were a little rough getting used to the different food and being away from family and friends.
“Once I got past the homesickness, I began to feel more comfortable and it showed in my game,” he added.