Former Seward County Community College menís basketball player Adam Tanner has signed a two-year professional contract with the Brisbane Bullets of the National Basketball League in Australia. Tanner, a former Jayhawk West All-Conference selection in 2005-06, completed his collegiate career this season with the Denver University Pioneers, who compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference. Tanner, a 6-foot-9 forward, was a two-year starter for the Saints helping lead SCCC to a 45-18 overall record from 2004-2006. Tanner becomes the 15th Seward County menís basketball player to play professional basketball.

Tanner started in 63 games for the Saints in two seasons. He shot .537 percent from the field, .720 percent from the free throw line, and he averaged 13.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Tanner led the Saints with a 15.1 scoring average during his sophomore season, and he was the teamís leading rebounder tallying 5.9 boards per game as a freshman.

He began his sophomore season being named an Honorable Mention NJCAA Pre-Season All-American. As a sophomore, Tanner scored in double figures 27 times, grabbed at least five rebounds in 25 contests and posted nine double-doubles. In 2005-2006, Tanner was named First Team Jayhawk West All-Conference and Honorable Mention NJCAA All-Region VI.

Tanner started in all 30 games this past season for DU who finished 11-19 overall. He ranked second on the team averaging 10.8 points per game, and he averaged 3.6 rebounds along with 26 three-point field goals. He led the team with 86 assists and averaged 34.2 minutes played per game.

The Brisbane Bullets will inherit the multi-talented Tanner next season. The Bullets are currently in third place in the NBL standings with a 30-20 overall record. The NBL has 13 teams which include the Adelaide 36ers, Brisbane Bullets, Cairns Taipans, Gold Coast Blaze, Melbourne Tigers, New Zealand Breakers, Perth Wildcats, Singapore Slingers, South Dragons, Sydney Kings, Townsville Crocodiles, West Sydney Razorbacks and Wollongong Hawks.


FORMER SAINTS TO PLAY PROFFESIONAL BASKETBALL:
Player (Career at SCCC)
Alex Adedrian (2001-2003)
Donnell Allick (2002-2003)
Jamal Brown (1999-2001)
Tony Brown (1997-1999)
Brandon Carter (2000-2002)
Brandon Gay (2002-2003)
Devonne Giles (2001-2003)
Dennis Harris (1998-2000)
Thaydeus Holden (2000-2001)
Kevin Houston ((1996-1998)
Martin Lewis (1994-1995)
Rashon Mickens (1995-1997)
Melvin Sanders (1999-2000)
Marlon Sears (1996-1998)
Adam Tanner (2004-2006)