Mathon signs professional deal with Dutch league side

BOSTON- Former Boston University men’s basketball player Sukhmail Mathon travels to the Netherlands to pursue his professional basketball career. The 2021-22 Patriot League Player of the Year has signed a contract to join the BNXT League’s Landstede Hammers for the 2022-23 season.

The Hammers are located in Zwolle, a city of over 130,000 inhabitants in the northeast of the Netherlands. The club was formed in 1995 and won its first Dutch Basketball League title in 2019. The DBL merged with Belgium’s top league last season to form the BNXT League.

Earning BU’s first conference Player of the Year honor since 2012, Mathon averaged BU’s first double-double in 25 seasons at 15.1 ppg and 10.2 rpg. The Shavertown, Pa. native finished his No. 7 all-time college career at BU with 79 blocks and 53.0 FG% while adding 1,073 points (No. 32 most). His 357 rebounds last season were third in BU and fifth in the Patriot League, as he added his second All-Defensive PL team honor.

Mathon had 18 double-doubles, including a 12-point, 11-rebound performance in the CBI Quarterfinals against Middle Tennessee. He scored a career-high 26 points at Holy Cross with 13 rebounds and had a personal best 18 rebounds against Bucknell alongside 21 points. Showing his durability, he appeared in all 151 games for the Terriers.


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