Monday, July 9, 2007

Where are they now?

Last week it became known that Patrick Beilein had joined his Dad's staff at Michigan. What about some other former Mountaineers from the last few years? Both Kevin Pittsnogle and Mike Gansey are playing this summer in the NBA summer league in Vegas baby. Gansey had 8 points and 3 rebounds in 17 minutes in his first game with the Clippers. Meanwhile Kevin has averaged 4 points and 2.5 boards in 14 minutes of playing time for the first two games with the Cavs. KP is shooting an electric .222% while sporting the most tats in the league and Gansey is shooting .333% but is weighed down by 15 shirts.

Word on the street is that Frank Young signed with the Chicago Bulls for their summer team, however, the official Bulls summer league release for the summer league in Utah has D'or Fischer listed on the roster but no Frank. The bio for Fischer states that he was a member of the EWE Baskets in Oldenburg, Germany last year and averaged almost 12 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks while being named to the German Bundesliga All-Star Game. That seems like an improvement over his first professional year which was a split between Poland and the Roanoke Dazzle of the D-League. This year, before heading to Germany, Fischer was selected by the Colorado D-League team along with Tyrone Salley. Salley averaged 9.3 points per game and 3.8 rebounds in 23 minutes per game with Colorado this season. He was rewarded by being cut on November 16th.

Joe Herber signed with the FIBA Europe team Alba Berlin and they have a dance team. You've got to love a girl named Nine. Joe is keeping a blog about his season here. You can read all about Joe here if you know German. Finally, J.D. Collins appears to be playing for ToPo in Finland. Here are his stats, good luck figuring those out. ToPo has the nickname of Boys of the Croft, but I can't find a dance team.

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