Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Erwin Dudley writeup

... I got this from the author. It's a good read and I thank Tom for sending this my way.

Eurocup star Erwin Dudley nearly made the NBA, came back from a career-threatening injury and played alongside Gerald Wallace (Charlotte Bobcats) and Mo Williams (Cleveland Cavaliers) at university but what intrigued me most and had Martin Henlan jumping up and down with excitement in the Eurosport 2 commentary box on Tuesday was the information on the official Eurocup website listing "United Kingdom" as the centre's country.

The listing got me dreaming of additional front court depth for Team GB to help in their tough group in Poland next year and so hidden amongst my questions to the former University of Alabama player I asked him about the story behind the listing.

"I have no idea," he began.

"Damn." I thought, I was gutted - any team could use a player who averaged 14 or more points per game in his final three years at such a prestigious Division 1 university.

"I was born and raised in Uniontown, Alabama," he continued, "I have only been to the UK one time so it was a mistake on their part."

Read the rest here

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