North Charleston waives Whitlock

Lowgators Sign Former NBA Guard Dehere


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 12 -- The North Charleston Lowgators signed former NBA shooting guard Terry Dehere, head coach Alex English announced Saturday.


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"We brought on a veteran leader on the court and in the locker room," English said. "He brings and NBA work ethic which I believe the team needs. "

Dehere will accompany the team to Columbus and will be in uniform Sunday when the Lowgators visit the Riverdragons.

Dehere, 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 13th overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft. He played with the Clippers from 1993-97. From there, he played with the Sacramento Kings (1997-99), before ending the 1999 season with the Vancouver Grizzlies.

A native of Jersey City, N.J., Dehere played in 402 NBA games over six seasons, averaging 8.0 points and 2.6 assists per game. He last played professional in Germany with the Berlin Alba, averaging 20.0 points and 5.6 assists per game.

An All-American at Seton Hall University, Dehere averaged 19.3 points per game over four seasons with the Pirates.

"Itís a blessing play in the NBA," Dehere said. "I am excited about this second chance to get better and work on my game while helping this team win."

To make room for Dehere on the roster, North Charleston released guard Tes Whitlock, who averaged 7.3 points and 3.2 assists in 25 games.

Dehere will wear No. 21 for the Lowgators.