NATHAN Sobey is eager to put a heartbreaking finish to the NBL season behind him as he embarks on a new off-season opportunity in Europe.
The 28-year-old, who was named for a second time in the All-NBL Team on Sunday night, will suit up for French Pro A League side Strasbourg.
It’s not the first time the Adelaide 36ers guard has ventured to Europe in the off-season. He suited up for Greek side PAOK at the conclusion of the 2016/17 Australian season.
The Warrnambool export said he was looking forward to the new opportunity.
“Most players, if they get a chance, once the NBL season finishes they will head overseas or they will go play somewhere else and this is the best opportunity for me moving forward,” he said.
“They (Strasbourg) just won one of the cups over there so they are doing pretty well at the moment and I am going in there to fit in and help out as much as I can.
“They are excited to bring me in and I am excited to be a part of it, hopefully we can work together and try and get a championship.”
Sobey said he was disappointed he would miss the opportunity to play in the Australian Boomers’ final FIBA World Cup qualification matches against Kazakhstan and Iran on February 22 and 25.
The 36ers vice-captain, who is out of contract with the NBL side, said he was weighing up his options for what was best for himself and his wife CC next season.
Sobey has played with the 36ers since 2015.
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