Former PV Basketball Standout Signs Professional Contract

Former Prairie View A&M men's basketball standout Jourdan DeMuynck has moved on to the professional ranks after inking a contract with Keravnos Strovolou in the Republic of Cyprus. DeMuynck is the projected starter at shooting guard for his team which plays in the league's top division (A). He's joining a squad which advanced to the semifinal round of the 2013 Cypriot Play-Offs and finished 3-1 in the EuroChallenge last season. A native of San Leandro, Calif., DeMuynck had an impressive career for the Panthers as he led them to the 2013 SWAC Tournament Finals while also earning All-SWAC Second Team and All-Tournament Honors. DeMuynck's signing continues a tradition of Panther standouts earning professional opportunities overseas under head coach Byron Rimm II. Since 2010, a total of five players have moved on to the professional ranks after completing their careers at Prairie View A&M.

"I'm proud of what Jourdan has accomplished," said Rimm. "It shows if you put in hard work on-and-off the court, you can achieve your dreams."

Founded in 1876, Prairie View A&M University is the second oldest state-sponsored institution of higher education in Texas. PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees in 50 academic majors, 37 master’s degrees and four doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. PVAMU is one of Texas' land grant universities. The University is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Source: Dallas Weekly