FORMER HOLY FAMILY MEN'S HOOPS PLAYER RYAN LANCASTER SIGNS CONTRACT TO PLAY IN NORWAY

Courtesy of Paul Gornowski, Holy Family SID

PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 3, 2009) - Former Holy Family University men's basketball guard Ryan Lancaster (Egg Harbor Twp., N.J./Egg Harbor) has signed a one-year contract to play for Gimle Basket in Norway.

"I'm really excited about this opportunity to play in this league and be back in Europe," said Lancaster. "Europe is the place to be to play basketball outside of the United States."

Gimle Basket is a member of BLNO, which is the premier league in Norway. Last season, Gimle went 9-12 overall and qualified for the play-offs.

This is Lancaster's second trip to Europe since graduating from Holy Family in 2008. After graduation, Lancaster signed a one-year contract to play for TV 1862 Langen in Germany. During the 2008-09 season, he averaged 4.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. Lancaster shot 39.3 percent from the field during his time in Germany.

Lancaster just completed a stint with the Washington Generals during the Harlem Globetrotters "Spinning the Globe" tour. Lancaster played throughout most of the U.S. along with trips to Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Lancaster is seventh on the Holy Family all-time career scoring list with 1,636 points. In 2008, Lancaster was named to the All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) first team. As a junior, he was an All-CACC second team selection. He was tabbed for the All-CACC third team in 2006 as a sophomore.

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