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5 Tessel van Dongen

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Born 22 July 1991 | Started her career at the highest level in 2006 with BV Lely Amsterdam at the age of 15 | Spent the 2010-2011 season at the CTO national talent center before signing with Den Helder for the 2011-2012 season | Paused her basketball career for three years to become a member of the national rugby 7 team in an attempt to make it to the Olympics in Rio 2016 | Turned back to basketball after the Dutch rugby 7 team competed for three Olympic spots during the European championships 2015 but finished fourth | Signed with Loon Lions, joining her sister Sanne | Tessel and Sanne have a third sister, Merel, who is a former basketball talent but now plays soccer at the highest level in Ajax and the national team.

2016-2017 season

Averaged 5 points and 2 rebounds per game | Had a career-high 7 steals vs F.Breeman BMW Rotterdam Basketball on October 8th 2016

2015-2016 season

Averaged 8.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.6 assists per game | Hit a career-high 6 3-pointers in the play-off game at Dozy Den Helder on April 23rd 2016 | Led the team in 3-pointers made (57, 1.5 per game)

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