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Gadley playing overseas

Former Amherst High School and Canisius College center Chris Gadley has resurfaced with a pro basketball team in Switzerland.

Last month, Canisius coach Tom Parrotta said he received an e-mail from an agent looking for big men to play overseas and Parrotta forwarded some information on Gadley. Shortly thereafter, Gadley was signed by a team in Switzerland.

“He’s been over there for a month which is good,” Parrotta said. “They cut the other American player on the roster so they must like him.”

The 6-foot-9, 320-pound Gadley was dismissed from the team for academic reasons in December and didn’t participate with the team this season. Gadley averaged 7.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game last year in 24 games played. He sat out the 2007-08 season after transferring from Hofstra, where he played his freshman and sophomore seasons.

UPDATE: On his Facebook page, Gadley wrote after a game he played Saturday: "Stats for tonght....35 pts 25 rebs and 5 blocks hahahahahahaha yes that is not a typo ..."

UPDATE II: I just got off the phone with Gadley's father, Eric, who told me Chris is playing well in Switzerland. Eric said he's averaging about 25 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks a game.  

---Rodney McKissic



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