Saturday, August 27, 2005

Hornets in China

From True Hoop: Former Sac State star Joel Jones is headed to China.

Jones got drafted with the fourth pick in the second round of the Chinese Basketball Association's annual draft. According to Henry Abbott, something like 70 sub-NBA players are invited to a camp in Oregon, where Chinese hoops officials are scouting. Then the draft is held, and players negotiate and sign contracts that day.

Joel (pronounced Joe-El -- two syllables), who played in Puerto Rico last year after some great seaons in the green and gold, got picked up by the Shandong Jinsidun Lions.

Wikipedia says that the Lions are based in Taian, Shandong. Shandong is an eastern province, with a Pacific Ocean coastline. So just right over the pond, really.

Have fun in Shandong, Joel!

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Tom Ziller

The Sacramento Kings are a tough act to follow, literally.

SKB does the dirty work so you can forget about the blood, sweat and tears.

Oh, you'll still need the tears in April, though.

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