Slam adds veteran IBL forward


The Bellingham Slam has added veteran International Basketball League forward Troy Gottselig to its roster, the team announced Thursday, May 22.

Gottselig, a 6-foot-8 native of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, is no stranger to the IBL, having played in the league with the Edmonton Energy for three seasons from 2010 to 2012. In six career games against Bellingham, he averaged 11 points and 9 rebounds.

Gottselig has played in several locales abroad, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and most recently Denmark. This winter, he suited up for Randers Cimbria in Denmark's top league where he finished as a runner up for the league championship, averaging 14 points and 5 rebounds per contest. He also ranked as the top shot blocker in Denmark, at nearly 2 per game.

In college, Gottselig starred at the University of Saskatchewan, where he was an all-conference player and helped lead the school to a 21-6 record and a national championship in 2010. That year, he was named MVP of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Final 8 Tournament after scoring 22 points in the title game.

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