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Ben Gresmer of Hudson drives past a UW-Stevens Point defender while playing for the UW-River Falls basketball team last season. Gresmer recently signed a contract to play professional basketball in Portugal beginning this fall. (Hudson Star Observer file photo)

Former Raider Ben Gresmer will play pro ball in Portugal

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Ben Gresmer had his share of highlight dunks and three-pointers for the UW-River Falls basketball team during his four-year career. Now the Hudson High School graduate is taking his talents to Europe to play professional basketball in Portugal.

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Gresmer, a senior captain on the 2013-14 Falcon team, will join The Galitos, a Portuguese Basketball League team in Barriero, Portugal, Oct. 1. The PBL season begins in late October and runs through June.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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