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UNI's Wyatt Lohaus signs with German pro basketball team

Former West prep averaged 10.4 points last year

Former Northern Iowa guard Wyatt Lohaus drives past Isaiah Moss during a Hy-Vee Classic game against Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Former Northern Iowa guard Wyatt Lohaus drives past Isaiah Moss during a Hy-Vee Classic game against Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

Former Northern Iowa guard Wyatt Lohaus has signed a professional basketball contract with Germany’s Depant Giessen 46ers Rackelos, UNI announced Wednesday.

The former Iowa City West prep averaged 10.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists as the Panthers went 16-18 last season.

“He has always had a very disciplined, mature approach to his individual improvement and our team’s improvement. His daily habits are as positive and strong as anyone we have had come through our program,” UNI Coach Ben Jacobson said in a news release. “I firmly believe he will be able to impact his new team the same way he impacted our program with his work ethic.”

Lohaus is the first non-German player to join the squad for the upcoming season. The team plays in the second division of the Bundesliga. It finished second in the South division and reached the league quarterfinals last season.

“Wyatt is a very talented basketball player, with an exceptionally high basketball IQ,” Rackelos Coach Rolf Scholz said in a team release. “He will give us a lot of stability at the guard positions with his style of leadership. We are pleased that he will make the first steps in his professional career with us.”

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