East Rutherford, NJ – The New Jersey Nets have signed free agents Ben Uzoh and Brian Zoubek, Nets President Rod Thorn announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not released.
Uzoh, 6'3"/205, was undrafted out of Tulsa. The four-year senior guard averaged 13.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 steals in 141 career games, including 140 starts. Uzoh was named First Team All-Conference USA as a senior and Second Team All-Conference USA as a junior and sophomore. The Texas native shares the school record for career games played with 141, while ranking in the top 10 in school history in 11 categories, including points, assists, steals, rebounds and blocks.
Zoubek, 7'1"/260, is an undrafted rookie center out of Duke. As a senior, Zoubek played in all 40 contests, helping the Blue Devils capture a National Championship while averaging 5.6 points and 7.7 rebounds on .638 (90-141) shooting from the field. For his career, the New Jersey native averaged 4.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 133 games, which included started in 37 contests.
Lance Thomas Update:
Zoubek's classmate, Lance Thomas, will be suiting up for the Nets this summer as part of the NBA Summer League. Thomas will be competing for a contract offer.
Scheyer To Play With Heat
Starting point guard Jon Scheyer will pursue his NBA dream the hard way - in hopes of earning a contract after playing well in the NBA Summer League. It appears the 6-foot-5 Illinois native who scored more than 2,000 points in four years at Duke will play with the Miami Heat.