Erik Nissen Signs First Professional Contract in Spain

Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Erik Nissen has signed a one-year contract (with a second-year option), with CB Clavijo Logrono in the Spanish LEB Silver League for the 2018-2019 season. 

Nissen, a 6’9” power forward/center, recently completed an all-star senior season with Acadia University in the Atlantic University Sports Conference (AUS) of USports. Nissen averaged 18.3 points, while leading the AUS in both rebounding and blocks, averaging 10.4 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game. Nissen ranked second nationally in blocks per game and third in rebounds per game. He was named the AUS Defensive Player of the Year and earned a spot on the All-AUS First Team. Nissen led Acadia to the 2018 USports National Championship Tournament and was selected to represent Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

A Quispamsis, New Brunswick native, Nissen attended Kennebecasis Valley High School, where he was a three-sport star, also competing in volleyball and rowing. Nissen then began his collegiate career in 2013 with the University of Maine in the NCAA. In his two seasons at Maine, Nissen provided scoring and rebounding off the bench in a depth role, averaging 3.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in his freshman year. Nissen then made the move closer to home and joined Acadia University for his final three seasons of eligibility. In 2015-2016, Nissen had a strong debut campaign for Acadia, averaging 14.8 points, and 8.4 rebounds per game. He continued to elevate his play the following year, averaging 18.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, and a league leading 2.0 blocks per game. His play earned him a spot on the All-AUS Second Team along with a selection to Team Canada for the 2017 FISU Games.

Nissen is eager to begin his professional career and believes he will have an immediate opportunity to contribute with Clavijo.

“I couldn’t be more excited to start my pro career with Clavijo,” said Nissen. “I’m looking forward to working with world class talent and coaching, while getting to know Logroño.”

For more information and individual box scores for Erik throughout the season, visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/erik-nissen.

About Slan Sports Management

Slan Sports Management Limited (SSM) is a dynamic NBPA, FIBA and WNBA licensed firm dedicated to building and managing the careers of elite basketball players. SSM has negotiated contracts for its clients in over twenty countries around the world and continues to be a leader in the basketball representation business. To learn more, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com.

Please contact:  

Matt Slan

President, Slan Sports Management

Phone: 416.219.4946

Email: [email protected]

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