Former Superior Spartan and UW-Green Bay basketball standout Jessica Lindstrom is returning to her home state of Wisconsin to continue her professional basketball career.
Lindstrom, who played last season professionally for T71 Dudelange (Luxembourg), has been added to the the Wisconsin GLO roster, a team which will tip off its inaugural season in the Global Women’s Basketball Association.
"I’m so excited for this opportunity to play professionally in my home state. I am even more excited to be able to play with local players that I looked up to and continue to look up to. I’m also happy to be able to play in front of friends and family at the professional level,” Lindstrom said in a statement. ”This is the perfect step towards growing women’s basketball awareness in our state and the impact it can bring to the Oshkosh area.”
One of those players Lindstrom looked up to is Jolene Anderson, a former South Shore Cardinal and the leading scorer in University of Wisconsin women's basketball history, who was the first player to sign with the Wisconsin Glo just over a week ago.
“Having followed Jess’ career since high school and having the chance to coach against her a few times in exhibition games, I couldn’t be more excited to have her on our team,” said Brad Fischer, GLO General Manager. “Her tenacity on the glass and her ability to score both inside and out will allow for our coaches play with a lot of flexibility. She’s a great competitor with great character and will represent our franchise extremely well.”
Joining Lindstrom with the GLO will also be UWGB teammate Allie LeClaire.
The GLO's season begins May 10 at home against the three-time defending GWBA champ Flint Monarchs. The GLO will play home games at the Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh, the home of the Wisconsin Herd, the Milwaukee Bucks G League team.
The GWBA season runs through August with games being played on weekends. Other teams in the league are located in St. Louis; Topeka, Kansas; Flint, Michigan; and Nashville.