Saturday, September 23, 2006

Chris McCray Signs as Free Agent with Milwaukee

Chris McCray (2002-06), who went undrafted in this summer's NBA draft, has signed as a free agent with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. He will be one of six rookies on the training camp roster vying for a spot with the team this season. He is reunited, at least temporarily, with former Terp teammate Steve Blake.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Rodney Elliott Signs in Australia

Rodney Elliott (1994-98) has signed on in Australia with the Sydney Kings. The Sydney Morning Herald says the coach is happy to have a player with international experience, and they hope to get 20 points a game from him:

Rodney Elliott is a little out of shape but is tall and experienced enough to fill a glaring gap in the Sydney Kings' playing roster.

It has been eight years since the American forward starred for and co-captained his University of Maryland team. Yet the Kings are hoping the prowess Elliott, 30, showed as a Maryland MVP surfaces for them soon. [...]

[Kings Coach Brian] Goorjian said Elliott's experience would count in a team where the average age was 25. "He's not another young one," he said. "He's got around the block. He's played in Italy, Serbia and his last stop was Turkey."

What does Goorjian hope for from the 204-centimetre utility? "Scoring," he said. "We need somebody that we can go to to put points on the board."

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Lonny Baxter Update

Lonny Baxter (1998-2002), who as you'll recall was arrested last month on gun charges in Washington, DC, and sentenced to two months in prison, will rejoin his Italian League club, Montepaschi Siena, after his release from jail. He has signed an extension with the club through 2008:

"We're counting on his spirit of renewal," Montepaschi Siena General Manager Ferdinando Minucci told the Associated Press yesterday. Minucci said Baxter is to be released from prison Oct. 11, three days after the Italian season starts, and is then expected to travel to Italy. The team expects Baxter to begin playing by early December, meaning he most likely will miss six to eight games.