Sunday, March 28, 2010

D.J. Strawberry playing for Reno in NBA D-League

While I wasn't looking back in January, D.J. Strawberry (2003-07) signed with the NBA D-League's Reno Bighorns. Here's the team's press release:
The 6-foot, 5-inch Strawberry was the 59th overall selection in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. He would go on to split the 2007-08 season between Phoenix and Albuquerque of the NBA D-League. He played in 34 games for the Suns that season, averaging 2.2 points and 0.9 assists.

Strawberry was later traded to Houston, though he never appeared in a game with the Rockets. His latest playing stint came in Italy with Fortitudo Bologna.

Strawberry enjoyed a standout career at the University of Maryland, finishing his senior season as a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection for the Terrapins.

The Bighorns are affiliated with the NBA's Orlando Magic and Sacramento Kings. The only other ex-Terp playing in the D-League this season is Chris McCray, with the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

On a related note, the Washington Post Magazine ran a cover story about the D-League last weekend. It focuses on former Virginia Tech star Deron Washington (who Terp fans will remember for this), but I think regular readers of this blog will be interested in the larger story about the lives and career paths of professional players in the D-League and overseas.

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