Thursday, December 28, 2006

Chris Wilcox Highlight Video

Another video highlight reel from YouTube.com: Today's entry, Chris Wilcox's (2000-02) highlight reel from the 05-06 season with the Seattle Sonics:



He's also featured in a TV commercial for the Sonics:

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Juan Dixon Highlight Video

Found this on YouTube.com: it's a highlight reel of Juan Dixon's (1998-2002) first season in Portland.



Also, on Portland's team site, if you click on Juan Dixon (3rd from the left), you can view some videos of him talking and meeting fans (I can't figure out how to link directly to his page or the videos).

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Laron Profit Signs in Turkey

Laron Profit (1995-99) has signed in Turkey with Efes Pilsen, joining ex-Terp Drew Nicholas on the team. European sportswriters are learning quickly to use "Profit" as a pun in headline writing:
The 29-year-old small forward played 25 times for the LA Lakers last year, averaging 4.2 points and 1.7 rebounds, and has also had spells with the Washington Wizards, the Orlando Magic, and the Milwaukee Bucks.

The former University of Maryland player has also had spells in Italy and China in the past, and signs on an initial one month deal with the option to extend the contract until the end of the season.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Joe Smith Traded to Philadelphia 76ers

Joe Smith (1993-95) was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the Philadelphia 76ers yesterday. The news media is mostly focusing on one of the other guys involved in the trade, Allen Iverson. The Denver Post had this to say about Joe Smith:
Smith was acquired by Denver in a trade with Milwaukee on Aug. 10. He averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in 11 games with the Nuggets this season and is in the final year of a contract that pays $6.8 million this season. Philadelphia was looking to acquire at least one veteran player with a large expiring contract.

"As long as I get on the floor, I'm cool with it," Smith said. "I just want to play."


The Philadelphia Inquirer notes that this is Joe Smith's second stint in Philly:
A 12-year veteran, Smith has played for six franchises, including a brief stay with the Sixers in 1998. He is averaging 13.5 minutes in 11 games. His offensive numbers have steadily dropped since his sophomore season (18.7 points per game). Smith had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last December, sidelining him for 30 games. He garnered all-rookie first-team honors in 1996 and was named rookie of the month twice during his first season. Smith was the No. 1 overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in the 1995 draft.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Byron Mouton playing for ABA in Cape Cod

Byron Mouton (2000-02) has joined the ABA's Cape Cod Frenzy:
The Cape Cod Frenzy of the American Basketball Association (ABA) announces the signing of 6'6 guard-forward Byron Mouton, a starter on the 2001 Maryland Terrapins' NCAA Championship squad. [...] Professionally, Mouton has been in NBA training camps (Boston Celtics 2002) and played overseas in Germany, Dominican Republic, and France.


I previously wrote about Byron and summarized his pro career last season, when he was playing for the ABA's Balitmore Pearls.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Obinna Ekezie playing for Moscow Dynamo

Obinna Ekezie (1995-99) has signed with Moscow Dynamo in Russia for the 2006-07 season. Here is his new Dynamo player profile, which includes a career team summary for Obinna at the bottom, showing where he has been playing since leaving the NBA a few years ago.

From the news section on the Moscow Dynamo website:
Looking to add size in the face of frontcourt injuries, Dynamo Moscow signed big man Obinna Ekezie in time for its Group A road game at Olympiacos on Thursday. Ekezie (208, 31) played only four ULEB Cup games last season with Lottomatica Roma, averaging 9 points and 5.2 rebounds. In 16 Italian League games, he posted 8 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals per game.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Travis Garrison Moves Back to Maryland

Travis Garrison (2002-06), drafted by the NBA D-League Los Angeles D-Fenders, was cut by the D-Fenders and subsequently picked up by the ABA's Maryland Nighthawks, who play their games at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. Here is Travis's new Nighthawks player profile.