Dakota Mathias holds basketball camp, signs with Spanish team

Hola, Dakota Mathias! The former Purdue basketball star has signed to play professionally in Spain.

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 12:43 AM
Updated: Aug 2, 2018 12:53 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Hola, Dakota Mathias!

The former Purdue basketball star has signed to play professionally in Spain.

Mathias agreed to a one-year deal with Divinia Seguros Joventut of the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB) based in Badalona.

But before the 23-year-old Mathias heads overseas in two weeks, he's hosting three basketball camps one of which concluded Wednesday at Harrison High School.

Over 100 kids from kindergarten through grade 9 participated in the three-day camp.

Mathias received plenty of help including college teammate P.J. Thompson and former Northwestern guard Bryant McIntosh.
The Boilermakers all-time leader in career threes says paying it forward has been a rewarding experience.

"I think it really puts into perspective how these young kids kind of idolize what we did at Purdue and how much they look up to kids," Mathias said. "I remember being like that as a young kid but to be somebody that these kids look up to is pretty special."

Mathias will run a camp with Thompson on Thursday and Friday in Westfield before holding a final session in his hometown of Elida, Ohio.

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