It's taken her to university. It took her to national and international championships.
Now add Germany to the places that basketball has led Coquitlam's Megan Pinske to.
The five-foot-nine point guard signed a one-year contract with the TV Saarlouis Royals of Germany's Damen Basketball Bundesliga (DBBL) on Tuesday, a couple of weeks after she helped Canada finish sixth at the Pan Am Games in Mexico.
"After playing at the collegiate and international levels for the past four years I am very excited to start my professional career," Pinske said in a press release. "I can't wait to get to Saarlouis and help the team any way that I can."
The one-time Port Moody Secondary standout wrapped up her university career last year at Western Washington, where she tallied 317 points over four years. As a senior she averaged 10.6 points a game.
The 23-year-old has been a member of the Canadian national program for five years, including the past three with the senior national squad. She has played 31 international games for Canada.
In 2009, she played her first game with the senior side at the FIBA Americas championship, and last year played in China at the FISU Games.
"We hope Megan will bring stability to our back court play," said Saarlouis coach Rene Spandauw. "We are a very talented team, but young and inexperienced. Megan's experience with the Canadian national teams should be very helpful."
The Royals currently sit 11th in the league with a 1-6 record, but just two games out of a playoff spot. Pinske is expected to make her German league debut on Friday.
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