Former DSC Women’s Basketball Player Karen Flagg Signs to Play in the Netherlands


Former DSC Women’s Basketball Player Karen Flagg Signs to Play in the Netherlands

Former Daytona State College women's basketball player Karen Flagg has signed a contract to play professionally in the Netherlands.

 Flagg will play in the top Dutch league with Dozy BV, Den Helder. The season will get underway on Sept. 14.  

"We are thrilled that Karen will continue to build upon her great college career," Daytona State College head coach, Cal Cochran said. "She won back to back conference championships at DSC and just continued her growth at Youngstown State University under Coach John Barnes. She had the versatility to play the 1-5 positions.”

Flagg began to develop her perimeter game at Daytona State under, former DSC assistant coach and current Winthrop University assistant coach, Christena Hamilton. Karen graduated with her AA degree from Daytona State and completed her BS degree at Youngstown State University this summer in Sociology. This former Lady Falcon has made the Daytona State community very proud.

Flagg's coach, Robert Tinga, said "Karen can play inside and outside. She can drive to the basket or step out and shoot a 3-pointer. With her speed and athletic ability, she gives us great flexibility on both offense and defense."

Flagg's agent, Matthew C. Krejci of MK Spots and Entertainment LLC, said Den Helder will most likely use her in the small forward position.

Flagg was a solid all-around player in her two years as a Youngstown Penguin after transferring from Daytona State College. Flagg started 57 games and posted career averages of 8.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.0 block per game. She had her best year as a senior scoring 296 points, boarding 210 rebounds, dishing out 98 assists, blocking 35 shots, and nabbing 29 steals.

Several former Lady Falcon basketball players have preceded Flagg in obtaining professional basketball careers over the years. Flagg becomes the first women's basketball player in the last two years to continue playing at the professional level under Coach Cal Cochran.