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Pro Update 11-19

Posted by Josh on November 19, 2006

Let’s get to it!

Hakim Warrick bounced back from a couple recent subpar games with 26 points (on 10-16 shooting) and 8 rebounds vs the Mavericks on Friday, leading Memphis in both categories for the game. Clearly this caught someone’s attention on the Dallas bench, because the next night the two teams played again and Hak only got 6 points and 6 boards, shooting 1-13. You take the good you take the bad you take them both and there you have….

Etan Thomas got 7 points and 5 caroms in 14 minutes Friday vs Detroit, then got 9 and 8 in 23 mins vs Cleveland on Saturday.

Carmelo Anthony is blowing up. He had his sixth straight 30-pt game on Saturday, scoring 34 in a win over Toronto, including 11-11 FTs and 3-4 from 3. This ties Alex English’s franchise record for consecutive 30-pt games. He also had 8 rebounds and 6 assists.

In Japan, Ryan Blackwell had 32 points and 11 rebounds in his team’s win on Saturday. Damone Brown’s team is off this weekend (they are in a 7-team league).

In Rochester on Saturday, Lazarus Sims had 12 points, 7 rebs, and 9 assists in a win over Maryland (Moten’s team) with ABA commish John Salley in the audience (he was there to present them with their championship rings for winning it all last season).

Several European players were in action Saturday. In Finland, Josh Pace had 17 points and a few of everything else in a win. In Croatia, Otis Hill scores 17 but his team gets thwacked. In Belgium, Elvir Ovcina gets 9 and 7 in a loss. Shumpert’s team plays Sunday. Gerry’s next eligible-to-play game is Wednesday. No Ethan Cole news from Bahrain. Sorry.

There are two other categories of former SU players that you might be interested in. I am not going to give regular updates on these, but I did find them while digging for info and figured I would share them with the universe.

“Retired”

Some guys who played pro ball for a while but are not currently active (as far as I can tell):

  • Craig Forth played in Croatia last year — got into 3 games. His stats are in the table at the bottom of the linked page.
  • Jeremy McNeil was in the NBDL last year for about a week. He was signed on March 22, but soon tore a patella tendon and got cut on March 30.
  • John Wallace last played in Italy in ’05, and has been seen hanging around Rochester (sources say).
  • Adrian Autry last played in Poland in ’05, but turned up at a fundraising game in Culpeper, VA in June, along with NBA veteran Rod Strickland and others.
  • J B Reafsnyder played in Sweden for a little while.
  • One site claims that Jason Cipolla is on the roster of a team in Georgia (the country) but that doesn’t jibe with the Lorraine Bracco stories. Also he is not in the only box score I can find for that team. A mystery….

Transfers

Guys who transferred out of the SU program:

  • Tony Scott — was on Z Sims’ Rochester team in preseason but cut before the season started
  • James Thues — played in Sweden last year — current whereabouts unknown
  • Tony Bland — is on the Albuquerque team in the NBDL (season has not yet started)
  • Eric Williams — playing in Finland (same league as Josh Pace)
  • Matt Roe — is a State Farm agent in Syracuse
  • Finally, Deshaun Williams is in the ABA playing for the Brooklyn Wonders. I expect all Brooklyn-based readers of this blog to go check out a game. And I expect all Earth-based readers of this blog to enjoy the mug-shot-esque picture of Deshaun that graces his page on the Wonders’ website:
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2 Responses to “Pro Update 11-19”

  1. ech1 said

    I recommend checking out the list of teams in the ABA:

    http://www.abalive.com/ then click on “Teams”.

    I’m seriously torn between the Houston Undertakers and the Vermont Frost Heaves… guys who handle dead bodies or something that destroys sidewalks… that is the question.

  2. […] Here are his complete stats for the nine games he was in. At least this was a better stint than his week with Long Beach in March ‘06. (Spooky: in that instance he was cut on March 30. Beware the end of March, Jeremy!) I do not have […]

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