I was checking to see about former Tech players in the NBA. There is only one, Tony Battie (14 seasons), who is in the NBA. Stephon Marbury, formerly of the NBA, is having some problems, but former Red Raider Andre Emmit seems to be faring very well overseas in the professional Chinese Basketball Association. Just something to keep everyone abreast of former Red Raiders, even if the news is about a month old.
FORMER NBA guard Andre Emmett scored 71 points for Chinese Basketball Association team Shandong Gold at the weekend, setting a new individual scoring record for the league as they beat the Jiangsu Dragons 129-113.
The former Texas Tech standout came
off the bench to shoot 28-of-34 from inside the paint, land three of 11 three-point attempts and sink all six of his free throws.
His record haul beat the previous best of 70 scored by Sun Jun for the Jilin Northeast Tigers in 2000.
Shandong's win helped keep alive its hopes of a CBA playoff spot.
Emmett, 27, was drafted by the Seattle Supersonics in 2004 and later played eight games for the Memphis Grizzlies before moving on to play in Lithuania, Belgium, France and then China.
The 71 points boosted his average to 32.4 points a game, putting him atop a CBA scoring list dominated by Americans. It is a shame the NBA does not want this guy. He is such a good player, probably better than at least 25-30% of those players struggling in the NBA to stay on a team and contribute just a little. He is still young enough to be affective for several more years should an NBA team give him a legit chance to succeed.m It sure would be nice if the Tech coaches could sign another player of this caliber.
Read more: http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/article/2010/201003/20100309/article_430572.htm#ixzz0mpuDjZqa