Conditt signs professional contract in Puerto Rico

Mar 20, 2022; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward George Conditt IV (4) dunks the ball against Wisconsin Badgers guard Johnny Davis (1) during the first half during the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Former Cyclone George Conditt is primed to start his professional career this weekend.

The 6-foot-9 center from Chicago has signed a contract with Gigantes de Carolina based out of Carolina, Puerto Rico, and will make his professional debut with the club on Saturday when they take on Piratas de Quebradillas.

The teams play in Baloncesto Superior Nacional, which is the top-tier league in Puerto Rico.

Conditt played for Team Puerto Rico during Olympic qualifying last summer, averaging 14.5 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting better than 75 percent from the field in two games.

As a senior in 2021-22, Conditt started 26 of 35 games for the Cyclones while helping the program reach its first Sweet 16 since 2016. He scored 4.9 points and grabbed 3.5 rebounds per game, posting double-figure points in three games while shooting a career-best 66.3 percent from the field and 70.5 percent at the free-throw line. He also dished out a career-high 67 assists.

Former Cyclone Diante Garrett also played for Gigantes de Carolina last season when the team returned from a 12-year hiatus.

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