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Acushnet native ‘Eric Demers’ signs to play pro basketball for Hestia Menorca in Europe


Acushnet native Eric Demers will be playing internationally as he is taking his talents to Spain! Demers was recently playing for the “Maine Celtics” and has now been signed by “Hestia Menorca” which is a pro basketball team in Spain.

Acushnet Public Schools posted a heartfelt message celebrating the news,

“Our very own superstar and Acushnet Public Schools Alum, Eric Demers, is taking his talents to the international stage!

He’s just signed up to play professional basketball in Spain, and we couldn’t be prouder! From shooting hoops in our hometown of Acushnet, being the nation’s leading scorer in the NCAA, playing for the Maine Celtics, and now making waves across the globe, Eric’s journey is an inspiration to us all.”

Hestia Menorca is a great basketball club with plenty of accolades, here are a few of recent years:

League achievements:

• Spanish LEB1 Semifinals -2001
• Spanish LEB1 Finalist -2005
• Spanish LEB1 Regular Season Runner-Up -2005
• Spanish LEB Oro Champion -2010
• Spanish LEB Oro Play-Off Champion -2012
• Spanish LEB Plata Play-Off Winner -2023
• Spanish LEB Plata Play-Off Semifinals -2021
• Spanish LEB Plata Group East Regular Season Runner-Up -2023
• Spanish EBA Group C-A Regular Season Runner-Up -2018
• Spanish EBA Final Stage Group 4 Champion -2018
• Spanish Prince’s Cup Finalist -2005
• Spanish LEB Oro Cup (Cope Principe de Asturias) Finalist -2010

You can watch their recent big playoff win here:

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