Orsi Szecsi Signs with Aluinvent DVTK-Miskolc in Hungarian A League
Aug. 18, 2014
Orsi Szecsi, who finished her Duquesne career with 1,148 points, has signed a professional contract with Aluinvent-DVTK Miskolc, a top-tier team in the Hungarian A League. She finalized her contract on Friday. The team is based in Miskolc, the third largest city in Hungary. Miskolc is approximately 180 miles northeast of Budapest.
The team is coming off a successful season in which they were the league's regular season runner-ups and qualified for the 2014 Eurocup Playoffs.
"We are very excited that Orsi has started her career at a high level," said head coach Dan Burt who recruited Szecsi. "Her club, Aluinvent DVTK-Miskolc, is one of the top two clubs in Hungary. We expect Orsi to have a long and successful career. Our program is very proud to say that we have had seven of our last 11 seniors sign professional basketball contracts. There might not be another team in America with such a high success rate."
Orsi Szecsi became the ﬁrst player to record a triple double in almost 19 years when she had 16 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists at Morehead State on Nov. 2, 2013. The last Dukes player to record a triple-double was Korie Hlede on Dec. 8, 1994 (29 points/11 rebounds/11 assists). She scored her 1,000th career point against VCU on Jan. 4, 2014. She was part of the senior class with Wumi Agunbiade, Raegan Moore and Oditte Odisho that finished their careers with 88 victories, which is tied for best all-time. For her career, Szecsi started 85 of her 125 career games and finished 18th all-time in program history. Her 176 rebound ranked 10th all-time and her 85 blocks ranks seventh. A member of the 2011 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team, Szecsi was named A-10 Rookie of the Week twice and A-10 Player of the Week once.
She becomes the seventh player that has played under Dukes head coach Dan Burt to sign a professional contract overseas (Vanessa Abel - Germany, Wumi Agunbiade - Romania, Jocelyn Floyd - Germany, Alex Gensler - Hungary, Kristi Little - Hungary, Diana Voynova - Bulgaria and Italy).