Saturday, March 17, 2012

Ubiles Joins List of MAAC Players To Make NBA

With news that former Siena standout Edwin Ubiles has signed with the NBA's Washington Wizards, your Scribe thought it timely to revisit the list of players who appeared in MAAC games and, then, made regular-season NBA rosters.

Remember, though, the list does not include players from current MAAC schools who played without those programs before there were conference members.

That means players like Calvin Murphy (Niagara), Mike Smrek (Canisius), Jeff Ruland (Iona) and many others who played for their respective pre-MAAC programs are not on the list.

Here goes, and please feel free to use the comments section if any omissions are noticed:


- Deng Gai, a 6-foot-9 forward, played two games with the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2005-06 season;

- A.J. Wynder, a guard who played six games with the Boston Celtics in the 1990-91 season.


- Kenny Hasbrouck, a 6-3 guard who signed two 10-day contracts with the Miami Heat during the 2009-10 season, but never appeared in a regular-season game.


- Steve Burtt Sr., a 6-2 guard who played 101 games over four seasons, appearing in NBA games in the 1994-85, 1987-88, 1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons.

- Sean Green, a 6-5 forward who played 84 games over three seasons (1991-92 through 1993-94) for three different teams.


- Mike Morrison, a 6-4 guard who played 36 games for the Phoenix Suns in the 1989-90 season.


- Luis Flores, a 6-2 guard who played 16 games for two teams during the 2004-05 season.


- Jason Thompson, a 6-11 forward who is now playing his third season for the Sacramento Kings.

And, there are several others from former MAAC programs who have also appeared in NBA games. Those include:


- Danny O'Sullivan, a 6-10 center who appeared in 45 games for five teams over four seasons in the early 1990s.


- Tim Legler, a 6-4 guard who played in 310 games over 10 seasons for seven teams from 1989-2000.

- Ralph Lewis, a 6-6 guard who played in 99 games for two teams over four seasons in the 1980s.

- Doug Overton, a 6-3 guard who played in 499 games over 11 seasons for nine teams from 1992 through 2004.

- Randy Woods, a 5-11 guard who played in 151 games over parts of four seasons for two teams in the early-to-mid 1990s.

- Lionel Simmons, a 6-7 forward who played in 454 NBA games over seven seasons (1990-'97), all for the Sacramento Kings.

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