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Erin Mathias Update

Former Blue Devil is playing overseas and loving it.

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NCAA Womens Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-Duke vs Notre Dame
Mar 5, 2017; Conway , SC, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward/center Erin Mathias (35) shoots the ball against Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Brianna Turner (11) in the first half during the women’s ACC Conference Tournament at HTC Center.
Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

In the men’s game, playing internationally after college is seen as a bit of a failure. The NBA is the goal of course and playing in Europe is seen as a step down. Playing in other countries is really hit and miss, both in terms of talent and actually getting paid. It’s a different environment.

That’s not as true on the women’s side.

It is a different environment of course, but the competition gap isn't nearly as severe and spending time abroad - and getting paid for it - is a very cool thing.

So it goes for recent Blue Devil Erin Mathias, who is now in Italy and apparently having a wonderful time.

Beats playing in Memphis, know what I mean Vern?

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