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2014 Graduate Charlon Kloof Signs With Turkey’s Istanbul DSI

2014 Graduate Charlon Kloof Signs With Turkey’s Istanbul DSI


St. Bonaventure graduate Charlon Kloof has signed a professional contract to play for Istanbul DSI in Turkey.

Kloof is the second member of the Bonnies' class of 2014 to sign a pro contract. Marquise Simmons signed with Leeuwarden of the Dutch League earlier in the summer.

Kloof, a 6-foot-3 point guard, played for St. Bonaventure for three seasons. He had his best season as a senior as he averaged 11.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game, all career highs. Kloof led the Atlantic 10 Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio and was second in assists only to UMass' Chaz Williams. Kloof helped lead the Bonnies to a record of 18-15 last season and a spot in the semifinals of the A-10 Tournament. He sparkled in the A-10 Tournament, especially in the Bonnies' win over 18th-ranked Saint Louis when he scored 22 points to go with nine rebounds and six assists.

For his career, Kloof played in 94 games, scored 751 points (8.0 average) and handed out 310 assists, which ranks 10th all-time at St. Bonaventure.

As listed on Eurobasket.com, Istanbul DSI went 14-20 last year. The team's 2014-15 season opens Nov. 10.

Kloof, who graduated in May with bachelor's degree in finance, is the 14th St. Bonaventure men's basketball alumnus to sign a professional contract since Mark Schmidt became the Bonnies' head coach in 2007.  In addition to Simmons, the others are Michael Lee, Zarryon Fereti, Tyler Relph, Jonathan Hall, Ogo Adeboye, D'Lancy Carter, Da'Quan Cook, Chris Johnson, Demetrius Conger, Chris Matthews, Eric Mosley and An drew Nicholson. Nicholson was a first round NBA draft pick of the Orlando Magic in 2012.

The third member of the class of 2014, shooting guard Matthew Wright, is also expected to sign a professional contract in the coming weeks.