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Men's Basketball

da Silva Signs with MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg

LUDWIGSBURG, Germany – Ending his Stanford career as one of the most productive players in program history, Oscar da Silva has signed a deal with MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in the German BBL. He will play for the club for the remainder of the season before training for the 2021 NBA Draft. He announced his decision in a letter to the Stanford community.

In Ludwigsburg, da Silva will play for sporting director and head coach John Patrick, a four-year letterwinner and 1991 graduate from the Stanford program.

da Silva averaged 18.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 56.9 percent from the floor this season.  He is one of two players nationally to hit those benchmarks, alongside Gonzaga's Drew Timme. He finishes the season ranked 15th all-time at Stanford with 1,446 points, and ranks 13th in made field goals, 14th in field goal percentage, 13th in rebounds, seventh in blocks and 12th in minutes played.

"I have said this before, but Oscar was and will always be the example for college athletics," said Jerod Haase, The Anne and Tony Joseph Director of Men's Basketball. "From the time he stepped onto campus as a part of our first recruiting class, to the end of his senior season, Oscar showed up every day with an eagerness to learn, get better and make an impact."

The Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, da Silva was a first team All-Pac-12 honoree for the second straight season, and he added on with a nod to the Pac-12 All-Defense team. He was honored last week with first team all-district accolades from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the United States Basketball Writers' Association (USBWA). Additionally, he is a top-10 finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.

"He is beloved by his teammates, his coaches, and those across the entire Stanford community," continued Haase. "We will miss Oscar, but Oscar will never be forgotten here at Stanford."

Stanford has had 12 first round picks in program history, the last coming with Josh Huestis in 2014 to the Oklahoma City Thunder, while Tyrell Terry (Dallas Mavericks) and KZ Okpala (Miami Heat) were second round selections in the last two drafts. The Cardinal has had 41 total draftees, while 33 Stanford athletes have played in the NBA. Josh Childress remains the highest-drafted player in program history as the sixth selection in the 2004 Draft.

Stanford posted a 14-13 record on the season, including a 10-10 mark in the Pac-12.