Conroy hopeful of NBA career

When an athlete is good enough to get a look from a pro franchise - in any sport - the chances are pretty good he has started for every team he has ever played on. Most of the time those athletes are "the guys" on their teams. Former Husky Will Conroy is one of those athletes and he is getting a chance to earn a spot on an NBA roster.

"It's all a numbers game right now," Conroy told recently. "(The Los Angeles Lakers) are pretty much happy with the way I play and what I bring to the table. The ball is in their court now."

Conroy has been playing in the summer league and it took him a little while to work his way into the rotation. "It was good. It wasn't what I expected it to be as far as playing time," Conroy said. "I thought I was going into a situation where I thought I was going to be able to step on the court and have an opportunity to start, but that wasn't the case.

"They had two guards in front of me, but I was able to work my way, with my play, into the rotation and I did well when I was out there. I impressed them by playing well and with my efforts on the court. I think they appreciated my play and so they invited me to the veteran's camp."

That is the opportunity that Conroy had been waiting for.

In the 8 games the Lakers played during summer league action, Conroy played in 7 of them and scored a total of 29 points, with a high of nine in two games. The Lakers went 5-3.

Conroy reports for camp in late September or early October and until then he is going to be working out on his own. "I'm just working out," Conroy said in reference to his plans until he leaves. "I'm just trying to get to be the best I can be. I'm just doing the best I can."

Conroy is hopeful his best is good enough. It usually is.

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