A second former MAAC player, Siena's O.D. Anosike, will get a chance this summer to pursue NBA dreams.
The 6-foot-7 forward (the measurement from this spring) has agreed to join the Denver Nuggets' squad for the NBA Summer League to be played in Las Vegas from July 12-22.
Anosike revealed his plans via his Twitter feed. In all, 22 NBA franchises are sending teams to the Vegas summer league where they will play at least five games, beginning with three preliminary round games followed by a tournament format.
Anosike's first game will be on Saturday, July 13 at 10 p.m. and will be broadcast on NBA TV.
The former Siena standout led the country in rebounding each of the past two seasons. He is the first MAAC player to win back-to-back national rebounding crowns, and just the seventh player in Division I history to do so since 1950
Anosike averaged 15.0 points per game as a junior, earning a an all-MAAC first team all-star designation. As a senior his scoring average dropped to 13.3 ppg., and he was a second-team all-MAAC selection.
He averaged 12.5 rebounds per contest as a junior and 11.5 per game this past season.