Lester takes talents to Turkey

Former Butler women’s basketball player Susan Lester is making a big geographical jump to continue her playing career.

Lester, a 2010 graduate, signed to play professionally with a team in Mersin, Turkey, on Thursday.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to play professional basketball overseas,” Lester said in a press release. “I had a thousand thoughts go through my mind.”

The former Bulldog finished 10th on the Butler women’s all-time scoring list, as well as fourth all-time in rebounding.

“I’m excited that this opportunity came available for Susan,” Butler coach Beth Couture said. “She is one of the most accomplished players I’ve had in my years at Butler, and I’m sure she will be very successful at the next level.”

At Butler, Lester was named to the all-newcomer team in 2007 and was recognized as the 2010 Horizon League Sixth Player of the Year.

She was also part of the Butler volleyball team last season, helping the squad to an NCAA tournament appearance.


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