Northwestern State’s Gregg inks professional deal in Luxembourg

Northwestern State forward Jamaure Gregg may not be wearing Demon purple this coming basketball season, but he has found his next jersey.

Gregg signed a professional contract with Racing Luxembourg in the Total League, the highest league in the small Western European country squeezed in between France, Belgium and Germany.

“Jamaure is everything we wanted him to be as a player,” said NSU coach Mike McConathy. “He’s a great young man of character who works extremely hard on his game.

“I truly believe that he’s a winner, and that’s a critical thing. He had a great desire to play pro basketball, and this opportunity presented itself. He’s grown to the point where he’ll be capable of being successful.”

The 6-foot-7 senior averaged 10 points and five rebounds with 15 blocks, all ranked second on an NSU squad that finished fourth in the Southland Conference in both of Gregg’s Demon campaigns.

He added 22 steals and shot 45 percent from the field.

Gregg scored in double digits 15 times in his 27 games played, including a career-high 21 points against Louisiana Tech.

He logged a 16-point, 12-rebound double double in a win at Central Arkansas, the third game of a six-game winning streak that turned the Demons season around.

After transferring from Cochise College, Gregg averaged nearly eight points and six rebounds as a junior, finding a home in the NSU frontcourt rotation.

Gregg continues an NSU tradition of putting players in the professional ranks, becoming the seventh Demon since 2014 to sign a contract.

He joins Demons such as Ishmael Lane, Zeek Woodley, Brison White, Shamir Davis, James Hulbin and DeQuan Hicks, all turning pro since 2014.

Twenty-five Demons have played pro basketball in McConathy’s 22-year NSU tenure.

PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Reich/NSU Photographic Services