Two Stags to Continue Professional Sports Careers

Two Stags to Continue Professional Sports Careers

Jonathan Kasibabu '19 was drafted by the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League.

Stanton ’13 and Kasibabu ’19 have both signed with new teams for the upcoming season.

Two Fairfield University alumni are headed to new locales to continue to their professional playing careers. Soccer standout Nikki Stanton ’13 has signed a contract with the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), and basketball big shot Jonathan Kasibabu ’19 has been drafted by the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League.

For Stanton, the new deal in Chicago marks a return to the American pro soccer circuit after a season with Norwegian club Klepp IL. The former three-time All-MAAC First Team honoree previously played four seasons with Sky Blue FC of the NWSL from 2014-18 and competed for the Red Stars in both 2018 and 2019.

The 2019 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year as a senior with the Stags, Kasibabu was selected by the Austin Spurs in the first round of the NBA G League Draft earlier this week. He spent his first professional basketball season in the league as a member of the Long Island Nets, averaging 7.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

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Last modified: 01-14-21 1:20 PM

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