MARION, Ind. – Evan Maxwell is headed to the Slovak Basketball League after signing a professional contract with BK Spišská Nová Ves (Nova Ves). Located in Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia, Maxwell joins a club who finished 9-23 last season, in the highest tier of basketball in Slovakia. Established in 2004, Nova Ves has earned one Solvak Basketball Cup while finishing runner-up 11 times. Maxwell will take the court in early October playing a total of 36 regular-season games.
“Playing professional basketball has always been a goal of mine,” said Maxwell. “I am extremely blessed to join a great ball club and look forward to the competitive games each and every night. I am especially grateful to Indiana Wesleyan who played a huge part in preparing me for this next step. Lastly, I am grateful to have a wonderful wife and daughter to enjoy this journey with.”
Spišská Nová Ves is located four hours from Bratislava the capital of Slovakia and just one hour from Košice, Slovakia, the second-largest city in Slovakia with a population over 350,000. Spišská Nová Ves is a town in the Košice Region of Slovakia with a population around 39,000.
“Evan has put in a lot of time in the gym to position himself to become a pro,” said head coach Greg Tonagel. ” Evan joins a list of Wildcats to play professional and we look forward to seeing his game continue to grow. We also believe strongly that Evan is eager and ready to impact the World for Christ through the game of basketball.”
Maxwell becomes the fifth Wildcat to enter the professional ranks and the first since Jordan Weidner who was picked first overall in the 2014 National Basketball League of Canada draft. Maxwell a two-time NAIA All-American scored over 1200 points, over 450 rebounds, while shooting 46% from behind the arc during his two-year stint