Former Viking Michael Duty signs to play pro ball in Spain

Michael Duty

Sept. 25, 2013

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Former Western Washington University forward Michael Duty has signed to play professional basketball with a team in Spain.

The 6-foot-6 Seattle native and former O'Dea High School standout inked a contract with the Obila Basketball Club located in the city of Avila in central Spain. The team participates as a member of the Spanish Basketball League's Silver division.

Duty heads to Spain after completing his first professional season overseas in Australia, where he suited up for the Mackay Meteors of the Queensland Basketball League. In 13 games with the Meteors, Duty averaged 13.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, and scored at least 20 points three times.

Duty received first-team Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-star honors as a senior at WWU in 2010-11. He averaged a team-leading 16.4 points, which ranked seventh in GNAC, and grabbed 5.9 rebounds.