Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ubiles' NBA Run With Wizards Ends After 10 Days

Despite having a strong game on Saturday (10 points in 18 minutes on 4-of-8 shooting with two rebounds and a blocked shot), former Siena standout Edwin Ubiles was not rewarded with a second 10-day contract by the NBA's Washington Wizards.

Ubiles is returning to the NBA's Developmental League, rejoining the Dakota Wizards. His first taste of the NBA saw him appear in four games and average 3.5 points per outing. He is the first Siena product to ever appear in an NBA regular-season contest.

"They liked Edwin," his agent Cevando Tejeda, told reporters. "They liked him a lot. They wanted to go in a different direction. They could possibly call him back up before the season ends."

The Wizards, according to reports, will replace Ubiles with Cartier Martin, who has spent parts of the past two seasons with Washington.

Martin is a 6-foot-7 swingman who grauated from Kansas State. He averaged 26.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game playing in China earlier this season and recently returned to the states several weeks ago.

"He's very humble," Tejeda added, about Ubiles. "He was very excited with the opportunity to be in the NBA for 10 days. He knows he's close and he's almost there. He told me he's going back to Dakota and keep working."

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