Micheal Myers Keitt, a 2007 graduate of Fairfield Prep, left on Sunday to play professional basketball in Europe. He signed a contract with Bupa Luxol Sports Club in the Powerade League based in Malta, an island near Italy in the Mediterranean Sea.
Myers Keitt, a 6-foot-7 inch forward from Waterbury, planned to begin practicing and working out immediately, he said last week. The club had already arranged for rooming accomodations as well as a roomate. When he's not playing basketball, he will work for a manufacturing company and participate in club-sponsored community service events. The season will last for eight months.
Myers Keitt did a year of post-graduate studying at Mariapolis Prep in Thompson before playing for four years at Monmouth University in New Jersey, graduating in 2012.
In the summer of 2006, before his senior year with the Jesuits, Myers Keitt sustained a fractured skull and traumatic brain injuries while playing basketball. He worked hard in his recovery but felt his game wasn't together enough to begin his college career, so Myers Keitt opted for a post-graduate season. In October 2008, the Fairfield County Sports Commission named him with the Chelsea Cohen Courage Award.
Myers Keitt envisions playing in the shooting guard role as well as some time as a small forward and power forward. "I hope one day if I work out enough, maybe the NBA will see me. This is a step for me to improve my game and to move to play at the next level," he said.