Bighorns Acquire McNamara

RENO, January 9, 2009 -- The Reno Bighorns have acquired a new player today. Coach Jay Humphries made the decision to bring on a second player from Syracuse University, guard Gerry McNamara.

“This is a great addition to our team,” said Coach Humphries.

McNamara was ranked the 4th best junior in the nation by Jacy Zembal of FoxSports. He was the player with more minutes played in Syracuse University’s history.

After Syracuse, McNamara was drafted, first round, by Northeastern Pennsylvania Breakers of the USBL.

From 1999 to 2002, he was awarded the HS Lackawanne League Division 11 Player of the Year. In 2002, he was the HS Parade Fourth Team All American and was noted at the Big East West Division Regular Season Champion in 2003.

Also in 2003, he was an NCAA Champion for Syracuse University. In 2006, he was elected the Big East Tournament MVP.

In 2006, he was drafted by the Toronto Raptors and was quickly signed to the Orlando Magic in the Pepsi Pro Summer League. In December of 2006, the Bakersfield Jam, from the NBA D-League Western Division, signed him to play and played in the NBA D-League All Star Game.