CLARION, Pa. – Former Clarion men's basketball player Rob Agurs will continue his hoops career on the professional level, with the high-scoring wing securing a contract to play in Italy.
Agurs, a Penn Hills graduate, signed a professional deal to play for San Filippo del Mela Peppino Cocuzza 1947, a club team in the Italian Silver league. The city is located near Messina in Sicily.
A Second Team All-PSAC West selection in 2016 – Clarion's first since 2014 -- Agurs was an offensive and defensive leader for the Golden Eagles, leading them in scoring (14.7 ppg), rebounding (7.0 rpg) and steals (1.7 spg) in 2015.16.
His 442 points on the season makes him one of just eight players to score at least that many points since the 2000-01 season and the first to do it since Winfield Willis totaled 446 points in 2011-12.
Over the course of the year Agurs authored some of the very best performances of any Golden Eagles player, leading the team with eight double-doubles.
He was the only member of the team to twice top the 30-point mark in a single game, doing so against Edinboro on Feb. 13 and Slippery Rock on Jan. 13.
(photo courtesy of Clarion University)