FORSSA, Finland – Precious Bridges (5’5″, 140 lbs, PG SG, West Palm Beach, FL 13BM Agency, Juan Pedro) has signed a pro contract with an European club. She will play for the Forssan Alku basketball team under the leadership of head coach Jari Marjamaki for the 2015-16 Season in SM-Sarja league.
Earlier this year, Precious was named ‘Most Valuable Player of the 2015′ Women’s iBall Pro Combine where she shined as a dominant force in all aspects of drills, athletic tests and tournament play.and At iBPC 2015, she led all scorers with 18.3 points per game, netting 22 in the championship game. Precious tested as the #2 overall athlete, according to stats by Maxout. Her vertical jump of 27.5″ ranked #1 overall and she placed second overall in the multi-directional movement test.
Bridges played her collegiate career with Mercer Bears in Mercer University for four seasons. Directed by head coach Susie Gardner, she played in all 35 of Mercer’s games during the 2014-15 season and finished the season ranked in the top-10 in several single-season categories in NCAA Division 1: points (5th – 718), field goals made (10th – 263), field goals attempted (4th – 658), free throws made (3rd – 167), free throws attempted (3rd – 207) and free throw percentage (7th – .807).
She also finished her career ranked in multiple categories in Mercer’s record book: points (3rd – 1,886), scoring average (7th – 15.5), field goals made (6th – 704), field goals attempted (2nd – 1,930), free throws made (2nd – 433), free throws attempted (3rd – 571), free throw percentage (5th – .758), assists (8th – 308) and steals (10th – 150).
Some of her other career highlights include:
- Led Southern Conference in scoring averaging 20.2 points per game
- Averaged 3.7 assists and 4.7 rebounds
- Was named to the SoCon All-Tournament Second Team
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