One of the best defensive players in South Dakota State women's basketball history is taking her game overseas.

Clarissa Ober has signed a professional contract with ChemCats of Chemnitz, Germany, in the Damen-Basketball-Bundesliga's first division, the highest league in German basketball.

The two-time Summit League Defensive Player of the Year finished her college career number two all-time at SDSU in blocked shots, 13th all-time in the Summit League.

Her pro career will be begin with pre-season workouts in August. The regular season opens at the end of September.

Last season, the ChemCats went 8-14, finishing eighth in the 12-team DBBL. As the eight seed in the playoffs, they were swept in the opening round by eventual league champion, Wasserburg. The ChemCats were led by player-coach Amanda Davidson, an American, who played her college ball at Division II Indianapolis.

Chemnitz is a city of about 205,000, about an hour southwest from Dresden. Before the Iron Curtain came down, the city was known as Karl-Marx-Stadt, in what was then East Germany.