Nate Sestina spent an extra year in college to play basketball in Lexington and it paid off to the tune of a professional contract.
The former Wildcat, who transferred to play for Kentucky and head coach John Calipari after four successful seasons at Bucknell, has agreed to a deal with Nizhny Novgorod of the Basketball Champions League and VTB League based out of Russia, according to Nicola Lupo of Sportando.
Rookie PF Nate Sestina has agreed to a deal with Nizhny Novgorod of the Basketball Champions League, a source told @Sportando. He will begin his pro career with the Russian team after playing college basketball at Bucknell and Kentucky.
— Nicola Lupo (@NicolaLupo99) September 11, 2020
Sestina was named to the All-Patriot League Second-Team during his senior season at Bucknell and went on to average 5.8 points and 3.8 blocks during his lone year at Kentucky. He started seven of the 28 games he appeared in for the ‘Cats, playing over 19 minutes per game while shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 40.7 from beyond the arc.
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— Jon Chepkevich (@JonChep) September 11, 2020