The Howard Pulley Panthers have put together a roster made up of former collegiate basketball players primarily from the Upper Midwest. The team will play a three-game exhibition schedule. Five former Minnesota Golden Gophers -- Aaron Robinson, Mitch Ohnstad, Jeff Hagen, Kyle Sanden and Kerwin Fleming -- are playing for the Panthers.
November 3, 2005
The Minnesota Timberwolves Summer League features top picks such as Channing Frye, Nate Robinson and David Lee of New York, Luther Head for Houston and Andrew Bogut with Milwaukee. Fellow first round picks Charles Villanueva and Joey Graham of Toronto, Rashad McCants for Minnesota and Danny Granger of Indiana are injured and not expected to particpate. Sixteen undrafted rookies are hoping to use the Summer League as an opportunity to make an NBA roster. The following is a look at those players.
July 16, 2005
Minnesota Gophers senior center Jeff Hagen was not one of 64 players invited to the Chicago pre-draft camp, which will start Tuesday. Hagen had previously played in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in April. Hagen's team, the Tidewater Sealants, finished 1-2, losing 122-100 in the consolation championship game as he made 16 of 27 shots from the field and 10 of 17 free throws. He finished with 42 points and 15 rebounds in three games.
June 6, 2005
Minnesota Gopher senior center Jeff Hagen played in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (P.I.T.) this past weekend. Hagen was one of 64 players hoping to impress the NBA and European scouts in attendance. His team, the Tidewater Sealants, finished 1-2, losing 122-100 in the consolation championship game. Hagen made 16 of 27 shots from the field and 10 of 17 free throws. He finished with 42 points and 15 rebounds in three games. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Hagen in Portsmouth.
April 11, 2005
Tidewater Sealants overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to advance to the consolation championship game Saturday with a 91-88 win. Beach Barton Ford led 54-39 at halftime, but Tidewater Sealants rallied to take a 78-75 lead and held on for the victory.
April 8, 2005
Jeff Hagen scored 10 points, but it was not enough as Norfolk Naval Shipyard jumped out to a 15-2 lead and cruised to a 103-69 win over Tidewater Sealants in the final first-round game of the Portsmouth Invitational. Gopher head coach Dan Monson was in attendance to watch the senior center. Hagen's Tidewater Sealants team will play in consolation action at 3:15 Friday. If they win, they advance to the consolation championship Saturday. If they lose, they would be eliminated from further play.
April 7, 2005
The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (P.I.T.) is the only NBA pre-draft camp exclusively for college seniors. Center Jeff Hagen of Minnesota is one of 64 players hoping to impress the NBA and European scouts in attendance. His team, Tidewater Sealants (a local sponsor), will open play in the 9:00 game on Thursday. Hagen was expected to see a familiar face as he will play alongside former De LaSalle star Alan Anderson of Michigan State, but Anderson pulled out with a knee injury.
April 6, 2005
The Gophers have shown dramatic improvement in their team game this season, but this might be the first time they've been on the big stage for everyone to see. Plus, get keys to the game and much more in the Gophers' first NCAA tournament game in five years.
March 18, 2005