Sunday, July 24, 2016

UMES Hawks' Dominique Elliott will play pro hoops in Slovenia

PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland -- Dominique Elliott said that the only thing he knew about Slovenia was that Donald Trump’s wife is from there.

Melania Trump was born in Novo Mesto, then a city in Yugoslavia, in 1970.

Novo Mesto is where Elliott will begin what he hopes to be a long career in professional basketball. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore graduate signed a one-year deal with the ABA Liga’s KK Krka on Thursday, July 21.

“I’ve heard Novo Mesto is very nice,” Elliott said. “I’ve looked it up and talked to some people. The people are nice, the crime is not bad and they love their team. I’m ready to get out there and get to work. It’s a job now.”

Elliott, 24, will leave the states soon. He recently had to get his passport expedited so he can be in Slovenia for training camp on Aug. 8.

The process for Elliott finding a professional basketball home started months ago in Norfolk, Virginia.


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