Dylan Grimsley, a former standout on The University of South Dakota men's basketball team, signed with a professional team in Sweden this week. Grimsley left Tuesday and was expected to sign with with the Sondertalje Kings once he arrived on Wednesday.
Grimsley, a native of Sioux City, IA, and graduate of Bishop Heelan High School, wrapped up a stellar USD career last spring.
"I'm really excited about it — a little nervous, too," said Grimsley. "I want to go over and experience something I've never experienced before and hopefully have success on the court as well."
In 2008-09, Grimsley was second on the team in scoring (14 points per game) and rebounding (6.1 per game). He also shot 34.2 percent from three-point range and shot 80.2 percent from the free-throw line. Grimsley had 68 assists and 21 steals and earned All-Independent honorable mention honors as well.
In just three seasons at USD, Grimsley left his mark on the record books. He scored 1,317 points in his career, which is 15th all-time in USD history. He also had 533 rebounds, placing him 22nd all-time, and is one of 18 players in USD history to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds for his career.