Wilmont, Calloway land in NBA Summer League

  • 07/06/2007 9:45 pm in

earl.jpgThere weren’t two guys on last year’s Hoosier team with more charisma than Rod Wilmont and Earl Calloway. (Mike White was a close third. Wink.) They were flashy; they were fun to watch.

On a given night, Wilmont would transform into a can’t-miss-three-point assassin. Calloway, at his best, could break down a defense with ease. So, I’m glad they’ve both hooked on with NBA Summer League squads — Wilmont with the New York Knicks and Calloway with the Atlanta Hawks.

It’s hard enough making an NBA squad as a second round draft pick — they don’t get guaranteed contracts — so I doubt either of these guys will actually land on their respective team’s roster.

But hey, congrats are in order all the same.

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  • Big A

    Good for both of these guys. Even if they don’t make it in the NBA, both will have solid careers overseas.

  • Big A

    Good for both of these guys. Even if they don’t make it in the NBA, both will have solid careers overseas.

  • To be honest, I’d almost rather be a foreign player than a fringe NBA player. There isn’t that much of a disparity between salaries, you get to see some incredible parts of the world, and the chances of being held longer than 10 days on any given contract is far greater. I’m sure the NBA is a dream for both of these guys, but a solid foreign career isn’t such a bad consolation.

  • To be honest, I’d almost rather be a foreign player than a fringe NBA player. There isn’t that much of a disparity between salaries, you get to see some incredible parts of the world, and the chances of being held longer than 10 days on any given contract is far greater. I’m sure the NBA is a dream for both of these guys, but a solid foreign career isn’t such a bad consolation.

  • To be honest, I’d almost rather be a foreign player than a fringe NBA player. There isn’t that much of a disparity between salaries, you get to see some incredible parts of the world, and the chances of being held longer than 10 days on any given contract is far greater. I’m sure the NBA is a dream for both of these guys, but a solid foreign career isn’t such a bad consolation.

  • Zach

    Best of luck to them; I’m definitely pulling for them.

  • Zach

    Best of luck to them; I’m definitely pulling for them.

  • Zach

    http://info.detnews.com/bigtenblog/index.cfm

    Calloway has survived the 3rd cut of the Atlanta Hawks summer league.

  • Zach

    http://info.detnews.com/bigtenblog/index.cfm

    Calloway has survived the 3rd cut of the Atlanta Hawks summer league.