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Ex-York College star Dalton Myers signs deal to play in top Dutch pro basketball league

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  • Former York College basketball standout Dalton Myers has signed a pro basketball contract.
  • Myers will play with Donar in the Netherlands and will compete in the top Dutch hoops league.
  • Myers averaged 17.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game this season, helping York to a 24-5 record.

Former York College standout Dalton Myers has signed with Donar, a pro basketball club in Groningen, Netherlands, and will compete in the Dutch Basketball League -- the highest level in that country.

Dalton Myers. YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

"This is probably the most rewarding feeling, to complete a dream of mine I've had my entire life," Myers said in a news release from York College. "I'm so excited to be playing at the professional level."

Myers, who went to Westminster High School in Maryland, will join the Dutch team in October.

The 6-foot, 7-inch Myers finished his Spartans career with 1,499 points in 104 games, including 96 starts. He shot 53.7 percent from the field for his career and pulled down 522 rebounds.

This season, he was named to the D3hoops.com All-Middle Atlantic Region First Team and the All-Capital Athletic Conference First Team. He also received more than 60,000 votes to earn a spot in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Reese's Division III Senior All-Star Game, played at the NCAA Division III Final Four.

He was a major factor in the growth of the York men's basketball program. As a freshman in 2013-14, the Spartans went 5-20, but followed an upward trajectory under head coach Matt Hunter to finish 24-5 in 2017-18 en route to a CAC title and a berth in the NCAA D-III Tournament.

"We are excited for Dalton, he has been able to pursue and now realize a dream that we talked about on his very first visit to York College back in the fall of 2012," Hunter said.

Myers was appreciative of Hunter’s efforts in landing his chance in pro hoops.

"Coach Hunter helped through the process like nobody else could," Myers said. "He was there for me every step of the way and had the connections to help facilitate the deal."

Myers finished the past year averaging 17.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

"I still can't believe I'm a pro athlete," Myers said.