Bakersfield Jam Acquire Scooter McFadgon
NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2007 – The Bakesfield Jam today announced the acquisition of shooting guard/small forward Scooter McFadgon. McFadgon will join the team in Utah and, pending a physical, be eligible to play Thursday night against the Flash.
No stranger to Bakersfield, McFadgon averaged 18.6 points while shooting .470 from the field and .899 from the line for the Jam during the 2006-07 season. He scored more than 40 points three times, including 48 against the Colorado 14ers, in March 2006, the second highest total in the league last season. Additionally, McFadgon shot 22-of-23 from the free throw line against the 14ers on March 21, 2006 which was a D-League best for both free throws made and attempted during the 2006-07 season.
“Scooter’s return provides us with a great scoring option,” said Jam head coach Jim Harrick. “He showed what he could do last year in this league and we fully expect him to play an integral role in our success.”
McFadgon appeared in three NBA preseason games as a member of the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets prior to the 2006-07 season. The 25-year old attended the University of Tennessee, where he averaged 14.3 points during the 2004-05 season and 17.6 points during the 2003-04 season.
The addition of McFadgon is the first roster move of the season for the Jam that counts towards the nine allowed by D-League rules. To make room for McFadgon, the Jam released guard/forward Brian Wethers.