Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hasbrouck signs with Heat....if you haven't heard

Just in case you've been under a rock lately former Siena star Kenny Hasbrouck signed with the Heat earlier this week.

Here's what ran in our paper on Wednesday.

Move over LeBron, former Siena basketball star Kenny Hasbrouck has resigned with the Miami Heat.

Hasbrouck led the Heat’s 2010 summer league team with 13.6 points in 28.6 minutes per game.

Teams of the deal were not disclosed per team policy.
Last year, he signed two separate 10-day deals before resigning for the remainder of the season in early April.

The Heat have drawn national attention for signing LeBron James and Chris Bosh, to form a super trio with Dwayne Wade.

Hasbrouck’s deal is not guaranteed until Dec. 1, but gives him a chance to earn a roster spot.
The 6-foot-3 Hasbrouck helped Siena College win first-round NCAA Tournament games in 2008 and 2009 and would be the first former Saints player to appear in the NBA.

Hasbrouck was the most decorated Siena men’s basketball player, helping the team to two NCAA Tournaments, winning Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year award as a freshman, being named MAAC Player of the Year as a senior and scored 1,917 points to stand fourth on the school’s all-time list.

Hasbrouck flew to Miami Wednesday after being in Albany for a drunk-driving class.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Blakely signs with Clippers

According to DraftExpress, former Vermont Catamount Marqus Blakely has signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Blakey was the two-time America East Conference Men's Player of the Year.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Holle headed to Phoenix

I had a chance to speak with CBA grad Greg Holle this afternoon for a feature in our Sunday paper.

Holle was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in June's draft and just signed with the club on Friday.

Holle will forgo his senior season at TCU and head off to Phoenix on Monday for a physical and to pitch a few times with their Arizona League rookie club.

"It's a little bittersweet because I had so much fun at TCU and the stuff that we accomplished," he said. "It couldn't have been a better experience. It's just time to move on, time to start a pro career. I'm going to give it my all and see where it takes me."

He told me that he is excited to get going with his career, but at the same time a little nervous for the unknown.

"It's a little nerve-racking," he said. "It's time to do it. I'm ready to get started. I'm ready for that challenge and I'm going to give it my all and go out and compete like a son of a gun."

Holle's father Gary also came up in the Milwaukee organization, before breaking into the big leagues with the Texas Rangers.

After going to Arizona, Holle will likely join the Helena Brewers (Pioneer League) or the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Mid West League) at Milwaukee's Class A level.

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