The Southern California Summer Pro League is just a little over a week old and former Tar Heel PG Jeff McInnis has already played for three different teams (NBA Pros, L.A. Clippers and Young Guns). Jeff's most recent game, with Young Guns, was on Saturday against the Magic Johnson All-Stars/Great Danes.
That game featured such an assortment of players that it might take the divine wisdom of Carnac the Magnificent to discern them. The Carnac answer: Jeff McInnis, Mike Chappell, Tony Gonzalez, Snoop Dogg and Magic Johnson.
The Carnac question: Name a Tar Heel, a dookie, an NFL tight end, a rapper and former late-night talk show host playing in this game?
McInnis is doing quite well, by the way, scoring 21 ppg in 4 wins.
Dante Calabria had a solid week with the Lakers. In 5 games, all victories, here are the numbers: 32 mpg, 8.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.6 apg, only 7 turnovers, 39% FG and 78% FT.
Makhtar Ndiaye, listed by the L.A. Clippers, only appeared in a brief stint with Terraza (14 min, 0 pts, 8 boards).
Another former Heel in action was Vasco Evtimov as a Laker (4 min, 1 PF, 1 TO).
The SCSPL runs through July 29th. We will continue to provide updates and to keep track of Jeff McInnis.
Haywood Makes Pro Debut
Brendan Haywood got in his first pro action recently (7/12, 13 & 14) in 3 games with the Orlando Magic versus NBA summer teams in the Orlando Pro Summer League. The Magic went 2-1 as the rookie center from UNC chipped in with 7.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg and 6 blocked shots.
Owens cut by 76ers
The Sixers trimmed their mini-camp roster down to 11 and Max Owens, who graduated from Carolina this spring, was among six players released yesterday prior to defeating the Baker League All-Stars 114-104.
Boston Summer League tips off today
Four former Tar Heels will participate in the Boston Summer League, which begins today: Ademola Okulaja with San Antonio, Ed Cota with Indiana, Kevin Salvadori with Philadelphia and Joseph Forte with the Celtics.