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BASKETBALL IN JULY:
2005 Bucks Summer League

With their four-day mini-camp behind them, the Milwaukee Bucks are ready to take part in the Minnesota Summer League, scheduled to begin on Friday, July 15, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. In addition to the Bucks, the Wolves will host entries from the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors.

Be sure to check this page daily for updates on the league, including in-depth features and game recaps.



Recaps

Tuesday, July 19
”OFFENSE RULES AS KNICKS BEAT BUCKS IN SUMMER FINALE”
Offense ruled the day in the Summer League finale as the Knicks downed the Bucks, 98-91, in a shootout at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The up-and-down game featured nine lead changes and 12 ties as nine players scored in double figures The Bucks finished Summer League play at 1-4, while New York ended up 3-2 in the five-game league.

Channing Frye and Rueben Douglas scored 20 points each for New York and David Lee added 19 points and 11 rebounds in the win. The Knickerbockers shot 54.5 percent (36-66) from the field and scored 17 points off of 10 Milwaukee miscues in the game.

Reece Gaines paced the Bucks with 20 points, while Andrew Bogut added 16 points and a game-high 14 rebounds and two blocked shots in the loss. Milwaukee shot a team-best 47.2 percent (34-72) from the floor, including 7-of-20 (.350) from the arc.

The Bucks were outscored 25-16 at the line as New York made 25-of-27 foul shots (.926). Milwaukee connected on 69.6 percent (16-23) of their free throws.

The Knicks took a three-point lead into the fourth period, erasing Milwaukee’s last lead, 70-69, with a 6-2 spurt to end the quarter. On four occasions in the final frame the Bucks were able to trim their deficit to one, the last on a Cordell Henry (12 points) three-pointer to make it an 84-83 game with 5:17 to play. Frye and Lee scored consecutive baskets for New York and the Bucks would get no closer the rest of the way.

Nate Robinson added 17 points for the Knicks. Szymon Szewczyk and Kirk Penney scored 11 points each for the Bucks.

MILWAUKEE (1-4): R. Gaines 7-9 6-8 20; Ilyasova 3-10 0-0 8; Bogut 5-10 6-9 16; Penney 5-12 0-0 11; Sorrentine 2-4 2-2 7; Szewczyk 4-9 2-4 11; McGuire 1-2 0-0 2; Young 0-2 0-0 0; Henry 5-11 0-0 12; Owens 0-0 0-0 0; Greer 2-3 0-0 4; Benson DNP-CD. Totals: 34-72 (.472) 16-23 (.696) 91.

NEW YORK (3-2): Lee 7-9 5-6 19; Frye 7-10 6-6 20; Butler 2-4 0-0 4; Douglas 7-11 5-6 20; Robinson 6-16 5-5 17; Sundov 3-7 0-0 6; Gadson 2-4 0-0 4; Barber 1-4 0-0 2; Wright 1-1 4-4 6; Fuqua 0-0 0-0 0; George 0-0 0-0 0; Rice DNP-CD. Totals: 36-66 (.545) 25-27 (.926) 98.

SUMMARY: Three-point field goals: Milwaukee 7-20 (.350) (Ilyasova 2-5; Penney 1-6; Sorrentine 1-3; Szewczyk 1-3; Henry 2-3); New York 1-5 (.200) (Douglas 1-2; Robinson 0-2; Barber 0-1). Rebounds: Milwaukee 24 (Bogut 14); New York 38 (Lee 11). Assists: Milwaukee 18 (5 with 3 ); New York 20 (Lee, Gadson 5). Turnovers: Milwaukee 10 (17 points off TO); New York 16 (15 points off TO). Total Fouls: Milwaukee 29, New York 27.

Bucks 23 26 23 19 91

Knicks 23 27 25 23 98


Monday, July 18
”BALANCED BUCKS BEAT PACERS”
Chris Owens scored 16 points and Madison native Reece Gaines added 14 points as the Bucks beat the Indiana Pacers, 79-72, at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The Bucks improved to 1-3 in Summer League play, while the Pacers (2-2) evened their record in Minnesota with the loss.

Trailing 21-19 after the first period, the Bucks outscored Indiana 21-13 in the second frame to take a 40-34 edge at the half. Gaines scored six points and Kirk Penney added two free throws in the final 2:18 of the second period as the Bucks closed the half on an 8-0 run. David Harrison scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half for Indiana.

Milwaukee led by as many as 14 points in the third period as Gaines and Scoonie Penn (5 assists) each scored six points in the frame. Gaines’ fast break jumper at the 1:30 mark gave the Bucks the biggest lead of the game, 60-46. The Pacers scored the final six points of the period to make it a 60-52 game after three quarters. After Romain Sato scored with :42.9 seconds showing, centers Andrew Bogut (6 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists) and John Edwards (9 points, 3 rebounds) were involved in a dust-up and each ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct technical fouls.

Indiana continued their torrid pace by opening the fourth period with two straight baskets by Jimmie Hunter to make it a 60-56 game. David Young answered with a 19-foot jumper for Milwaukee who never allowed Indiana to get closer than four points the rest of the way. Owens scored 8 of his team-high 16 points in the period to lead Milwaukee. Hunter led all scorers with 17 points, 14 of which came in the fourth period.

The Bucks outshot Indiana 43.1 percent (25-58) to 38.3 percent (23-60) from the field in the contest, and finished with six more assists (15-9) in the win. Milwaukee finished with just eight miscues in the game, allowing four points off the turnovers. Conversely, the Bucks scored 15 points off of 10 Indiana turnovers.

Lee Benson scored six of his 10 points in the fourth period and swatted a game-high 3 blocked shots in 14 minutes off the Bucks bench.

Ron Artest was not in uniform for the Pacers.

The Bucks will close out Summer League play tomorrow against the New York Knickerbockers at 1:00 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (1-3): R. Gaines 5-12 4-5 14; Ilyasova 2-3 0-0 6; Bogut 1-7 4-6 6; Penney 2-7 5-5 9; Penn 4-7 2-2 10; Benson 2-5 6-6 10; Owens 6-9 4-5 16; Young 2-5 2-2 6; Greer 0-0 0-0 0; Sorrentine 1-3 0-0 2; McGuire DNP-CD; Szewczyk DNP-CD; Henry DNP-CD. Totals: 25-58 (.431) 27-31 (.871) 79.

INDIANA (2-2): Hurd 1-5 3-3 5; C. Gaines 3-10 3-5 9; Harrision 6-8 4-6 16; Morandais 1-6 0-0 2; Thomas 3-7 4-4 11; Edwards 4-6 1-1 9; Clark 0-1 0-0 0; Sato 1-2 1-2 3; Radojevic 0-1 0-0 0; Hunter 4-13 9-10 17; Rich 0-1 0-0 0; Artest DNP-CD; Carter DND-Injured; Granger DND-Injured; Bender-NWT. Totals: 23-60 (.383) 25-31 (.806) 72.

SUMMARY: Three-point field goals: Milwaukee 2-7 (.286) (Ilyasova 2-3; Penney 0-2; Young 0-1; Sorrentine 0-1); Indiana 1-5 (.200) (Hurd 0-2; Thomas 1-1; Hunter 0-2). Rebounds: Milwaukee 31 (Bogut 8); Indiana 31 (Hurd, C. Gaines 6). Assists: Milwaukee 15 (Penn 5); Indiana 9 (Thomas 4). Turnovers: Milwaukee 8 (4 points off TO); Indiana 10 (15 points off TO). Total Fouls: Milwaukee 30, Indiana 32.


Sunday, July 17
”BUCKS BEATEN BY RAPTORS IN SUMMER LEAGUE PLAY”
Uros Slokar scored a game-high 19 points and Marcus Haislip added 17 points as Toronto defeated Milwaukee, 91-74, at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The Bucks dropped to 0-3 in Summer League play, while the Raptors (1-2) earned their first win in Minnesota.

Bucks first round pick Andrew Bogut tallied a team high-tying 16 points (6-10 FG, 4-8 FT) while leading all players with 11 rebounds. David Young matched Bogut with 16 points off the Bucks bench in the loss.

The Raptors opened the game with an 11-2 spurt, capped by a 19-foot jumper by Slokar. Toronto increased their edge to 22-6 after a free throw by Haislip at the 4:07 mark, but the Bucks closed the period on a 17-7 run as Chris Owens scored seven points in the surge.

Toronto shot 64.3 percent (18-28) from the field in the first half as they extended their lead to 57-39 at intermission. The Raptors scored six straight points to open the second period, but the Bucks scored seven of the next nine points to draw within 37-30 with 6:29 to play. Bogut scored three baskets in the stretch, one that featured him steal the ball at half court, dribble the length of the court, go behind his back and tip-in a miss to raise cheers from the fans in attendance.

Milwaukee fell behind by 21 late in the third period, but Young made a deep jumper and two triples in the final 1:18 to help the Bucks close the gap to 74-61 after three periods.

Toronto capitalized on five Bucks turnovers in the first three minutes of the fourth period to grow their lead to 84-61. For the game, the Raptors scored 24 points off of 18 Milwaukee miscues, while the Bucks tallied 16 points off of 19 Toronto turnovers.

NOTES: The Bucks will face the Indiana Pacers tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m…Milwaukee’s 23 first period points were a high total for a period through three games this summer…Bogut leads the Bucks with averages of 14.7 points and 9.3 rebounds through three games of play…former Bucks assistant coach Mike Thibault watched the first half of the Bucks/Raptors game…Thibault is the Head Coach of the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun who played the Minnesota Lynx following the Bucks contest.

MILWAUKEE (0-3): Ilyasova 1-5 0-0 2; Szewczyk 2-4 1-1 5; Bogut 6-10 4-8 16; Gaines 2-9 4-4 8; Sorrentine 0-4 0-0 0; Owens 2-7 4-5 8; Penn 1-3 4-4 6; Young 7-17 0-1 16; Greer 3-7 1-2 7; Benson 0-1 3-4 3; McGuire 0-1 0-0 2; Penney 1-2 1-1 3; Henry 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 25-70 (.357) 22-30 (.733) 74.

TORONTO (1-2): Haislip 6-9 4-7 17; Sow 3-3 0-0 6; Slokar 6-7 7-8 19; Pickett 5-7 1-1 14; Cook 1-4 0-1 2; Doornekamp 2-6 1-1 5; Fajardo 2-5 4-6 8; Miskiri 1-2 0-0 2; Torbert 1-4 0-1 2; Matthews 3-7 2-2 8; Wright 3-4 0-0 6; Bauer 1-2 0-0 2; Graham DND-Injured; Villanueva DND-Injured. Totals: 34-60 (.567) 19-27 (.704) 91.

SUMMARY: Three-point field goals: Milwaukee 2-8 (.250) (Ilyasova 0-1; Sorrentine 0-2; Young 2-4; Penney 0-1); Toronto 4-7 (.571) (Haislip 1-1; Pickett 3-4; Cook 0-1; Wright 0-1). Rebounds: Milwaukee 32 (Bogut 11); Toronto 35 (Matthews 8). Assists: Milwaukee 16 (Gaines 4); Toronto 22 (Cook 8). Turnovers: Milwaukee 18 (24 points off TO); Toronto 19 (16 points off TO). Total Fouls: Milwaukee 31, Toronto 29.


Saturday, July 16
”ROCKETS TOP BUCKS, 81-69, IN SUMMER LEAGUE ACTION”
Bucks first round draft choice Andrew Bogut scored a game-high 21 points and 13 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as Milwaukee fell to Houston, 81-69, at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Houston improved to 2-0, while the Bucks dropped to 0-2 in Summer League play.

Houston capitalized on 14 first half turnovers by the Bucks, scoring 15 points off the miscues to lead 43-33 at intermission. Luther Head and Dion Glover registered three steals each in the half to pace the Rockets defense.

Bogut scored nine of his 11 first half points in the second period, including two slam dunks and 5-of-8 foul shots. For the game, Bogut connected on 5-of-9 field goals and went 11-for-16 from the free throw line.

Milwaukee trailed by as many as 16 in the second half, but trimmed the deficit to 71-61, on a jump shot by Chris Owens (12 points) with 3:26 left in the contest. The Bucks would get no closer than 10, however, as Glover answered with a three-point play to push their advantage to 74-61 with 2:52 remaining.

Glover and center Malick Badiane each scored 18 points in the win, while Lonny Baxter added 15 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Head, a University of Illinois product, chipped in with 11 points and game-high six assists.

Milwaukee native Quemont Greer scored nine points (3-3 FG, 3-4 FT) in 16 minutes for the Bucks in a losing effort. T.J. Sorrentine led Milwaukee with five assists in 19 minutes in a reserve role.

NOTES: The Bucks will face the Toronto Raptors tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m…T.J. Sorrentine hit a half-court shot prior to time expiring at the end of the first half…Dan Langhi was released from the Bucks Summer roster due to injury.

MILWAUKEE (0-2): Greer 3-3 3-4 9; Szewczyk 1-5 2-4 4; Bogut 5-9 11-16 21; Gaines 0-5 8-10 8; Penn 0-4 0-0 0; Owens 7-9 2-2 12; Ilyasova 1-3 0-0 2; Penney 3-8 1-1 8; Sorrentine 1-5 0-0 3; McGuire 1-2 0-0 2; Benson 0-1 0-0 0; Henry DNP-CD; Young DNP-CD. Totals: 20-54 (.370) 27-37 (.730) 69.

HOUSTON (2-0): Glover 3-9 11-13 18; Baxter 5-10 5-7 15; Badiane 6-6 6-10 18; Head 5-11 0-0 11; Crispin 1-5 0-1 2; Bluthenthal 1-6 2-2 4; Price 2-5 0-0 4; Violette 0-2 0-0 0; Carroll 3-9 0-0 8; Hayes 0-0 1-2 1; Richardson 0-0 0-0 0; Dixon DNP-CD; Keys DNP-CD. Totals: 26-63 (.413) 25-35 (.714) 81.

SUMMARY: Three-point field goals: Milwaukee 2-7 (.286) (Szewczyk 0-1; Ilyasova 0-1; Penney 1-3; Sorrentine 1-2); Houston 4-15 (.267) (Glover 1-1; Baxter 0-1; Head 1-2; Crispin 0-3; Bluthenthal 0-4; Price 0-1; Carroll 2-3). Rebounds: Milwaukee 33 (Bogut 13); Houston 27 (Baxter 7). Assists: Milwaukee 14 (Sorrentine 5); Houston 19 (Head 6). Turnovers: Milwaukee 18 (16 points off TO); Houston 12 (13 points off TO). Total Fouls: Milwaukee 38, Houston 37.


Friday, July 15
”WOLVES DOWN BUCKS IN SUMMER LEAGUE OPENER”
Nikoloz Tskitishvili scored game-highs of 25 points and 10 rebounds as the host Timberwolves downed the Bucks 102-69 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Leading 21-20 after one period, Minnesota outscored the Bucks 32-17 in the second frame behind 14 points from Tskitishvili. The Wolves shot 61.5 percent (8-13) from the field and 12-of-14 (.857) from the free throw line in the second period to open a 53-37 lead at intermission.

Bucks first round draft choice Andrew Bogut was limited to 12 minutes in the first half after picking up five fouls before intermission. For the game, Bogut scored seven points, four rebounds and a game-high three blocked shots in 28 minutes. Chris Owens led the Bucks with 17 points (7-9 FG, 3-5 FT) in 18 minutes off the bench.

Scoonie Penn’s driving lay-up at the 6:13 mark of the third period pulled the Bucks within 61-45, but that was as close as Milwaukee would get the remainder of the contest.

Ndudi Ebi added 11 points and nine rebounds for Minnesota, while John Lucas earned game-high honors with nine assists.

Lee Benson chipped in with 15 points for the Bucks off the bench and Penn dished a team-high seven assists in the loss. Former UW Badger Kirk Penney led all Milwaukee starters with 13 points.

Notes: Bucks 2005 second round pick Ersan Ilyasova was scoreless with four rebounds and one assist in nine minutes off the bench in Friday’s loss…Chris Owens was selected by the Bucks in the second round (48th overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft, but traded to Memphis in a draft day transaction…former Bucks forward Marcus Haislip scored 10 points for Toronto in the Raptors 89-81 loss to New York.

Minnesota 102, Milwaukee 69

MILWAUKEE (0-1): Gaines 3-10 3-3 9; Szewczyk 1-6 3-3 5; Bogut 3-6 1-2 7; Penney 5-15 1-3 13; Penn 1-5 0-0 2; Owens 7-9 3-5 17; Henry 0-3 0-0 0; Ilyasova 0-2 0-0 0; Young 0-4 1-4 1; Benson 5-8 5-5 15; Greer DNP-CD; Sorrentine DNP-CD; Langhi DND-Injured; McGuire DND-Injured. Totals: 25-68 (.368) 17-25 (.680) 69.

Minnesota (1-0): Ebi 5-13 1-2 11; Horvath 2-3 3-4 7; Jones 2-2 2-2 6; McPherson 5-6 0-1 10; Wright 2-4 4-4 8; Simon 2-4 0-0 4; Tskitishvili 8-11 5-6 25; Shields 3-4 0-0 8; Lucas 0-3 2-2 2; Staten 3-8 2-2 8; Parmer 1-1 1-1 3; McFarlin 1-2 1-2 3; Hagen 1-3 0-0 2; Diawara 2-2 0-0 5; Brewer DNP-CD; McCants DND-Injured. Totals: 37-66 (.561) 21-26 (.808) 102.

Bucks 20 17 16 16 69

Timberwolves 21 32 24 25 102

SUMMARY: Three-point field goals: Milwaukee 2-10 (.200) (Gaines 0-1; Szewczyk 0-2; Penney 2-6; Ilyasova 0-1); Minnesota 7-12 (.583) (Ebi 0-1; Wright 0-1; Tskitishvili 4-5; Shields 2-3; Staten 0-1; Diawara 1-1). Rebounds: Milwaukee 24 (Szewczyk 5); Minnesota 42 (Tskitishvili 10). Assists: Milwaukee 16 (Penn 7); Minnesota 28 (Lucas 9). Turnovers: Milwaukee 15 (16 points off TO); Minnesota 16 (10 points off TO). Total Fouls: Milwaukee 30, Minnesota 25.


Features

"PENNEY" FOR YOUR THOUGHTS:
Kirk Penney helps us see the 2005 Bucks Summer League through his eyes.

  • Monday, July 18
  • Sunday, July 17
  • Saturday, July 16
  • Friday, July 15
  • Thursday, July 14
  • Wednesday, July 13
  • Tuesday, July 12
  • Monday, July 11
  • AND ... Q&A with Kirk Penney

    FEATURE STORIES
    Over the course of the four-day mini-camp and five-day summer league, Bucks.com will sit down with various players and coaches.

  • Ford on the floor
  • Strickland offers big assist
  • Bogut's first day a success
    Summer Camp Roster

    The following 14 players will represent the Milwaukee Bucks in the Minnesota Summer League:

    Player Pos. Height Weight Birthdate College Year NBDL Year(s)
    Lee Benson F 6-9 230 11/11/73 Brown Mackie (JC) '02 N/A N/A
    Andrew Bogut C 7-1 255 11/28/84 Utah '05 N/A N/A
    Reece Gaines G 6-6 205 01/07/81 Louisville '03 N/A N/A
    Quemont Greer F 6-7 240 12/05/81 DePaul '05 N/A N/A
    Cordell Henry G 5-10 155 02/28/80 Marquette '02 N/A N/A
    Ersan Ilyasova F 6-9 235 05/15/87 Turkey '05 N/A N/A
    Dan Langhi F 6-11 220 11/28/77 Vanderbilt '00 N/A N/A
    Jeremee McGuire F/C 6-11 220 11/17/81 Houston '03 N/A N/A
    Chris Owens F 6-7 245 03/01/79 Texas '02 N/A N/A
    Scoonie Penn G 5-10 185 01/09/77 Ohio State '00 Asheville 01-02
    Kirk Penney G 6-5 220 11/23/80 Wisconsin '03 Asheville 04-05
    T.J. Sorrentine G 5-11 185 07/29/82 Vermont '05 N/A N/A
    Szymon Szewczyk F 6-10 242 12/21/82 Poland '03 N/A N/A
    David Young G 6-5 205 08/18/81 NC Central '04 Fayetteville 04-05

    Summer Camp Bios

    Lee Benson
    Declared for the NBA Draft in 2002 after spending one season at Brown Mackie Junior College … at Brown Mackie JC averaged 34.8 points and 13.4 boards during the 2001-02 season … played basketball in the USBL, Greece, China and Venezuela … most recently played for Guaros de Lara (Venezuela) where he posted averages of 18.9 points and 10.6 rebounds in 12 games … spent part of the 2004-05 season with Yunnan Honghe (China – CBA) where he averaged 37.1 points and 15.1 rebounds in 22 games … elected to the Chinese CBA All-Star game that same season.

    Andrew Bogut
    An early-entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft, Bogut was selected number one overall by the Milwaukee Bucks and signed a multi-year deal with the team on July 1 … was the consensus National Player of the Year in 2004-05 after averaging 20.4 points and 12.2 rebounds during his sophomore year at the University of Utah … winner of the Wooden, Naismith, Associated Press, USBWA, NABC, Basketball Times, ESPN.com and Sports Illustrated Player of the Year Awards … became the third player in school history to surpass the 1,000-point mark in only two seasons, finishing his career with 1,126 points … was a starter for the 2004 Australian Olympic Team in Greece where he averaged 14.8 points and 8.8 rebounds in five games … named MVP of the 2003 FIBA Junior World Championships in Greece, leading Australia to the title while averaging 26.3 points, 17.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

    Reece Gaines
    Drafted out of Louisville by the Orlando Magic with the 15th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft … acquired from Houston along with two second round draft picks (2006, 2007) for Mike James and Zendon Hamilton on February 25, 2005 … owns a 1.9 scoring average in 59 career NBA games with Orlando, Houston and Milwaukee … named Third Team All-America by the Associated Press as a senior at Louisville … named First team All-Conference USA following his junior and senior seasons … finished college career as Louisville’s fourth all-time leading scorer … was a finalist for the 2003 Naismith and Wooden Awards.

    Quemont Greer
    Finished his four-year DePaul career with averages of 11.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists on 44.3 percent shooting … finished 10th on the DePaul career charts for minutes played (3,218) and 12th for games played (118) … became the second player in school history to earn All-Conference USA First Team honors (Quentin Richardson) … finished second in the league in scoring (18.3 ppg) and 10th in rebounding (7.6 rpg) … set a school record with eight straight games of 20 points or more … first player in C-USA history to earn Player of the Week honors in three consecutive weeks.

    Cordell Henry
    Spent parts of the 2004-05 season with both the Orange County Crush (ABA) and the Rockford Lightning (CBA) … averaged 9.6 points and 6.3 assists in 20 games with Rockford … appeared in the 2002 Orlando Summer League with the Indiana Pacers and the 2004 LA Summer League with the Memphis Grizzlies … has also played outside of the U.S., including stints with the Treviso Summer League and Lavovi Beograd … enjoyed a successful four-year career at Marquette University … earned All-Conference USA Second Team honors in 2002 after his senior year with averages of 15.1 points, 3.3 assists and 2.4 boards … earned All-C-USA Third Team honors in 2002 after his junior year with averages of 12.9 points, 5.1 assists (third in C-USA) and 3.3 rebounds.

    Ersan Ilyasova
    Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft (36th overall) … grew up playing for the Ulker Spor Kulubu Istanbul (Turkey) youth team … loaned to Yesilyurt Istanbul during the 2004-05 season … split time during the 2004-05 season with the Turkish League (11 games, 4.5 points, 3.2 rebounds) and the EuroLeague (2 games, 3.5 points, 3.5 rebounds) … has been a member of the Turkish Cadets National Team and the Turkish Junior National Team … won the Silver medal at the 2003 European Cadets Championship.

    Dan Langhi
    Selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 2000 NBA Draft (31st overall) … draft rights traded from Dallas to Houston for the rights to Eduardo Najera and a second-round pick on June 28, 2000 … signed by the Phoenix Suns on September 27, 2002 … signed by Golden State on November 13, 2003 … appeared in two games for the Bucks during the 2003-04 season, averaging 3.5 points in 10 minutes per game … owns NBA career averages of 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per game … completed his collegiate career at Vanderbilt by being named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and Honorable Mention All-America as a senior in 1999-00.

    Jeremee McGuire
    Spent parts of the 2004-05 season with the Orange County Crush (ABA) and the Kansas Cagerz (USBL) … averaged 11.5 points in 10 games for the Crush and 12.6 points in 28 games for the Cagerz … named to the USBL All-Defensive Team … appeared in the San Francisco Pro-Am League during 2003 with the Bay Raiders … has also enjoyed a stint with the Harlem Globetrotters.

    Chris Owens
    Selected by the Dakota Wizards with the 32nd overall pick in the 2002 CBA Draft … selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 48th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft … draft rights were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies … appeared in one game with the Grizzlies during the 2002-03 season, scoring four points and grabbing one rebound … played college basketball at Tulane and Texas … named to the Second Team All-Big 12 and the Big 12 All-Defensive team by conference coaches and media in 2001 … named to the Big 12 All-Tournament Team and Preseason NIT All-Tournament Team in 2001 … won the Bronze medal at the World University Games in 2001 with the U.S. National Team … holds the record for blocks in a single season at Texas (92).

    Scoonie Penn
    Has played outside of the U.S. since the 2000-01 season … averaged 12.8 points in 14 games for Scavolini in 2004-05 and 13.8 points in 13 games for Cibona during the 2003-04 season … transferred to Ohio State from Boston College prior to the 1997-98 college season and became eligible at the start of the 1998-99 campaign … named the 1996 Big East Conference Rookie of the Year after averaging 13.2 points, 3.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game … selected to the All-Big East First Team and earned Second Team All-Freshman honors after his rookie season by both Basketball Times and Basketball Weekly … was a teammate of Michael Redd’s for his two years at Ohio State … played with the NIT All-Stars in Italy and with a group of college All-Stars in Greece during the summer of 1998.

    Kirk Penney
    Has enjoyed stints in the NBA with the LA Clippers (2004-05) and the Miami Heat (2003-04) … won an NBDL Championship with the Asheville Altitude during the 2004-05 season, averaging 12.0 points per game on 47.6 percent shooting … has appeared in six career NBA games … spent part of the 2003-04 season with Auna Gran Canaria in the EuroLeague … named honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press as a senior at the University of Wisconsin … was a First Team All-Big Ten selection his junior and senior years … finished collegiate career as the sixth all-time leading scorer in UW history with 1,454 points, second all-time in three-point field goals made (217) and attempted (561), third in games played (127) and sixth in minutes played (3,416).

    T.J. Sorrentine
    Named to the America East All-Conference First Team after his junior and senior seasons at Vermont … averaged 18.7 points and 4.1 assists in 31 games his final year … over his four year collegiate career, maintained averages of 16.8 points, 4.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds … shot 40.0 percent from beyond the arc his senior season, connecting on 116 of 290 attempts … ranks first in Vermont history in three-point field goals made (354) … also ranks among the Vermont Career Leaders in points (2,013 – 3rd), scoring average (16.7 – 6th), assists (548 – 2nd) and steals (164 – 3rd).

    Szymon Szewczyk
    Early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft … selected by the Bucks with the 35th overall pick in the 2003 Draft … played professionally in Poland with Szczecin from 1999-2001, averaging 13.6 points over two seasons … is a member of the Polish National Team, having previously played with the Polish Junior National Team and the Under-20 National Team … spent the 2002-03 season with Braunschweig (Germany), averaging 12.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks … spent the 2003-04 season with the Alba Berlin Basketball Team, averaging 5.1 points in just over 14 minutes per game … appeared in 10 games with Alba Berlin during the 2004-05 campaign, averaging 7.6 points on 52.0 percent shooting … his name is pronounced “shi-MOHN SHEV-check”.

    David Young
    Became the first North Carolina Central player in 21 years to be drafted into the NBA when he was picked in the second round (41st overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics … appeared in one game for Seattle during the 2004-05 season, positing a line of seven points, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes of play … transferred from Xavier University to NC Central after playing three years (2000-03) with the Musketeers … selected as a team captain during his senior year at NC Central … voted CIAA All-Conference … named to the CIAA All-Tournament Team … ranked third in the CIAA in scoring with 20.5 points per game and ranked sixth in three-point field goals made with 2.28 per game … put up 594 points during his senior year, which ranks second on NC Central’s single-season scoring list.


    Minnesota Summer League Info & Schedule

    The Minnesota Summer League will feature a schedule of three games on each day, with every team playing each other once over the course of the event. Single-day general admission tickets may be purchased for $10 on the day of the event at the Target Center box office (open at 10:00 a.m. on game days). For more information, please contact the Minnesota Timberwolves at (612) 673-1600.

    Friday, July 15
    3:00 p.m. - Indiana vs. Houston
    5:00 p.m. - Toronto vs. New York
    7:00 p.m. - Minnesota vs. Milwaukee

    Saturday, July 16
    3:00 p.m. - Toronto vs. Indiana
    5:00 p.m. - Milwaukee vs. Houston
    7:00 p.m. - Minnesota vs. New York

    Sunday, July 17
    11:00 a.m. - Indiana vs. New York
    1:00 p.m. - Toronto vs. Milwaukee
    7:30 p.m. - Minnesota vs. Houston

    Monday, July 18
    3:00 p.m. - Indiana vs. Milwaukee
    5:00 p.m. - Houston vs. New York
    7:00 p.m. - Minnesota vs. Toronto

    Tuesday, July 19
    11:00 a.m. - Houston vs. Toronto
    1:00 p.m. - New York vs. Milwaukee
    3:00 p.m. - Minnesota vs. Indiana