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Former Eagle Chavis Signs Professional Contract in England

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Milton Chavis, who played basketball at Morehead State from 2011-13, has signed a one-year contract with the Worthing Thunder of England's Division I Basketball League.

"Congratulations to Milton and his family," MSU Head Coach Sean Woods said. "I will continue to say that we want players who have aspirations to compete at the next level. Milton is very athletic, runs the floor well and has the potential to be a solid professional."

Chavis, a native of Raleigh, N.C., led the 2012-13 Eagles with 11.1 points per game on 46 percent from the floor, 34 percent from three-point range and 65 percent from the free-throw line. He also recorded 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals per contest as a senior.

Chavis averaged 7.9 points and 4.2 rebounds as a junior in 2011-12. The 6-foot-6 forward knocked down 53 percent from the field and 66 percent from the charity stripe. He posted 28 double-figure scoring performances in two seasons at Morehead State.

"I am thrilled to welcome Milton to the Thunder family," Worthing Head Coach Daniel Hildreth said. "He will be a great fit for our team, and his style of play will complement our roster. Milton is extremely athletic, and I'm sure our fans will witness many highlights over the season."

Chavis becomes the fourth MSU men's basketball player in the past two years to play professionally. Devon Atkinson spent the 2013-14 season in Germany, Chad Posthumus recently signed in Japan and Jason Holmes has found a home in the Australian Football League.

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