Former MU basketball player Bri Kulas signs with pro team in Canary Islands

07/18/2014 5:36 PM

07/18/2014 5:38 PM

Former Missouri standout Bri Kulas has signed with Club Baloncesto Islas Canaraias, a professional women’s basketball team in Spain’s Canary Islands.

Kulas, a Shawnee Mission North graduate who played at Kansas State and Johnson County Community College before joining the Tigers for two seasons, reports for training camp Sept. 15.

She averaged 18.3 points and earned first-team All-SEC honors as a senior, helping the Tigers reach the Women’s NIT.

“I felt like going to play with this team for the season would be an amazing opportunity for me,” Kulas said. “After talking with my agent we agreed that it would be a great starting point for my career and to build my resume.”

Kulas, who scored 1,008 points in two seasons at Missouri, was a third-round draft pick, No. 28 overall, by the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars, but she was cut before the season.

Of course, a spot overseas playing in Liga Femenina de Baloncesto isn’t a bad second option.

“The team finished third in their league last year and they will also be playing in the FIBA Cup this year,” Kulas said. “It will definitely be a high level of competition. The Canary Islands have some of the best weather in the world so I am anxious to get out there and do what I have always dreamt of — travel the world and play basketball.”

To reach Tod Palmer, call 816-234-4389 or send email to tpalmer@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter at @todpalmer.

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