July 26, 2013
TOKYO, Japan - Former Lafayette men's basketball student-athlete Levi Giese '13 has signed a contract to play professionally in the Basketball Japan League. Giese will begin his pro career with Bambitious Nara, an expansion team in the 21-team circuit.
Giese completed his Lafayette career ranked third in program history with 109 blocked shots and helped the Leopards to three Patriot League championship game appearances during his time on College Hill. As a senior, the Tusla, Okla. Native rejected 62 shots, a total that ranked second in the Patriot League and was the second highest single-season total for any Lafayette player. Giese also possess the ability to shoot from the perimeter, having knocked down 44 three-pointers in 2012-13.
The Basketball Japan League was established in 2005 and has expanded from six to 21 teams during that time. Giese is one of four players to commit to Bambitious, along with Joe Chapman (Marquette '06), Anthony Brown (Oklahoma State '09) and Jamar Abrams (East Carolina '11). Bambitious begins its season in early October.
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