Justin Brownlee signs contract with Mexican Toros de Nuevo Laredo

St. John's standout forward Justin Brownlee becomes the fourth graduated Red Storm player to sign with a professional team, joining Justin Burrell (Japan), Paris Horne (Germany), and Dwight Hardy (Italy).

Per news release, the versatile 6'7 forward will sign with the Toros de Nuevo Laredo (aka the Nuevo Laredo Bulls) in the Mexican Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP): 

"I'm going to Mexico, right by the border. I am excited to go and hoping it will be a great experience for me. My ultimate goal is to play in the NBA and hopefully I can accomplish that," said Brownlee. "It was an honor for myself, and for my family to watch me play for St. John's. I had fun. It was a great experience overall, and I met a lot of great people. Thanks [to the fans] for all of the support, I really appreciate it. I am about to go to Mexico and try to represent for St. John's."

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(via Wikipedia)

The Toros won their Liga championship by beating the Quinetera Roo Pioneros in 2010-11; Brownlee will join a team used to winning to begin his professional career. Nuevo Laredo is right along the Texas border, near-ish to San Antonio, South Padre Island, and Corpus Christi.

See a recap of Brownlee's season and career.

The atmosphere at Nuevo Laredo games:

A hammy picture/ video tribute to the Toros:

You can even like them on Facebook.

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