Thursday, March 22, 2012

Former Saint Ubiles Makes On-Court NBA Debut

Scroll  down a little and you'll find the list of all former MAAC players who have gotten into the NBA.

And, now, we can officially add Edwin Ubiles, formerly of Siena, to the list.

Ubiles became Siena's second player to appear on an NBA's regular-season active roster. Former Saint Kenny Hasbrouck was signed to two 10-day contracts by the Miami Heat during the 2009-10 season but never got into a game.

Ubiles, on Thursday, became the first Siena player to appear in an NBA regular-season contest, playing 16 minutes for the Washington Wizards in their 108-89 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night.

Ubiles scored four points (1-for-4 shooting, 2-for-2 from the foul line). He also pulled down four rebounds, recorded a steal and had one turnover.

Ubiles is currently playing on a 10-day contract. NBA rules allow Washington to sign him for a second 10-day deal. After that, they would have to decide either to sign him for the rest of the season or release him.

The 6-foot-6 guard had been playing for the Developmental League's Dakota Wizards. There, he was averaging 20.4 points per game, including a 41-point outburst in a game in late February.

Ubiles is Siena's third all-time leading career scorer with 1,939 points and was a key member of the program's three MAAC championship teams.

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