Friday, August 15, 2008

Chris McCray to Play for Italian 2nd Division Team

Chris McCray (2003-07) has signed a one year deal (translation) to play for the Rimini Crabs in Italy's second division pro league (Lega 2). Translating the press release from the team:
The Rimini Crabs basketball club communicates with extreme satisfaction that it has signed a one-year agreement with U.S. athlete Chris McCray.

McCray, born in Capitol Heghts, MD on May 7, 1984, is a guard-wing, 1.96 m, 87 kg, and the product of the prestigious University of Maryland. By his senior year with the Terrapins, he was registering constantly growing statistics and reached the semifinals of the prestigious NIT in 2005. After college, he signed with the Milwaukee Bucks as a free agent, playing in 5 NBA games before moving to the Dakota Wizards, with whom he won the NBDL league title. In last season's debut in Europe, McCray signed with Telindus BC Oostende (Belgium-D1), playing in the league tournament and the ULEB Cup. Quick and very athletic, he is a natural shooter, and over the years has added strength and aggressiveness to his game.

Commented GM Renzo Vecchiato: "Of all the foreign players available, we were extremely easily convinced he was our best choice. He is a player with technical sophistication, both on attack and in defence. He is still young, with ample room for improvement."

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