Where are they now--Reggie Geary

Former Wildcat point guard Reggie Geary is preparing to take another stab at the NBA. Lute Olson's former defensive specialist is getting a chance to latch on with the Phoenix Suns mow that he's completely healthy.

"People in the NBA are getting word that I am healthy again," Geary said. "Two years after I left San Antonio I was diagnosed with a hyper-thyroid condition. It actually went two years undiagnosed."

The condition is actually "athletically induced", that is years of intense physical activity caused his thyroid to malfunction.

"I couldn't jump. I lost a lot of strength. But now I'm healthy and I'm ready to show people that I can play."

Geary has played overseas, and his performance has intrigued NBA general managers.

I'm going to leave for Suns camp in ten days," Geary said. "I'll be going to Salt Lake to play in the Rocky Mountain Review summer camp. I'm excited because the Suns have room for a point guard."

Last year Geary played in Israel until the fighting got to be too much. Then he went on a tour of South America, playing in Argentina and Brazil where he averaged 20 points a game on the tour.

If Geary doesn't make an NBA roster he plans on pursuing other option overseas again.

"If I don't make a squad, I hope to impress some European clubs during the summer pro league. If not I have offers in Australia, South America or I can return to Israel."

Geary makes his offseason home and remains close to the Arizona program. Geary has been working with some of the incoming freshman.

"I make myself available to the program whenever I am in town. I've been doing it every summer for the last three or four years. I work with them, work out with them and try to give them some advice."

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