Colin Voss Inks Pro Deal with Italy’s Castellano Cerignola

Aug. 18, 2015

DENTON – Former North Texas men’s basketball student-athlete Colin Voss has signed his first professional contract to play for Castellano Cerignola in Italy.

Voss will compete in the Italian series C division starting this season and becomes the 12th active former North Texas player to play professionally.

“Colin has been a great representative of the University of North Texas and our basketball program,” head coach Tony Benford said. “We are very proud and excited for Colin to have this opportunity to attain his dreams of playing professional basketball.”

Voss graduated from North Texas in May with a bachelor’s degree and had a football pro-day before signing a professional deal in basketball. As a senior this past season, he posted 58 assists on the year and scored 8.8 points per game. Voss led the team at the free throw line shooting 80.8 percent, which was ranked seventh in C-USA. He finished his two-year career with the Mean Green scoring 24 double-digit games, including a career high 22 points at Florida Atlantic. He earned four career double-doubles and was a consistent starter earning 59 starts in 63 career games.

North Texas men’s basketball in professional leagues (active)

  1. Chris Davis (No. 2 all-time leading scorer at North Texas- 2,238 points) Dallas – Kimball High School – 1999-03 – Province Basket club in France
  2. Roger Franklin – Duncanville – Duncanville High School – 2011-13 -Black star club in Luxembourg
  3. Jermaine Green – Houston – Spring High School - 2001-03- Hamamatsu Phoenix in Japan
  4. Jacob Holmen –Whitehouse, TX – Whitehouse High School – 2009-13 – Goldfields Giants in Australia
  5. Mike Jones – Lancaster – Lancaster High School -2003-05 – Arantia club in Luxembourg  
  6. Tony Mitchell (all-time blocks leader at North Texas, highest NBA draft pick – second round No. 7) Dallas - L.G. Pinkston High School – 2011-13 – San German club in Puerto Rico
  7. Justin Patton –Shreveport, LA – Bossier High School – 2012-13 – Metroplex Lightning in the ABA
  8. Shannon Shorter – Houston – Westside High School – 2009-11 – Hapoel Gilboa Afula club in Israel
  9. Niko Stojiljkovic – Paris, France – 2011-13 – GET Vosges club in France
  10. Eric Tramiel (Sun Belt tournament MVP, led North Texas to NCAA tournament in 2010) Shreveport, LA - 2008-10 – Union de Santa Fe club in Argentina
  11. Alzee Williams (18th all-time leading scorer at North Texas – 1,064 points) Dallas –Mississippi Elite Christian Academy - 2009-14- Santa Cruz club in Bolivia
  12. Colin Voss – Grand Rapids, MI – East Grand Rapids High School - 2013-15 – Cerignola club in Italy



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