July 6, 2010
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Former University of Alabama men’s basketball standouts Mikhail Torrance, Alonzo Gee and Richard Hendrix will continue working towards an NBA roster spot this week with their participation in the NBA Summer Leagues in Orlando, Fla., and Las Vegas.
Torrance, who recently completed his four-year career and graduated from the Capstone in May, will compete with the Miami Heat’s summer league squad in Las Vegas beginning on July 11 against New Orleans. The Heat will play five total games in summer league competition wrapping up on July 17.
Gee, the NBA D-League’s Rookie of the Year in 2010, will play for the San Antonio Spurs in Las Vegas. Gee spent two weeks with the Washington Wizards before signing with the Spurs as the end of the 2010 season.
Hendrix, who was the 49th overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in the 2008 draft will compete in both summer leagues first as a member of the Indiana Pacers in the Orlando Summer League and the Los Angeles Clippers in Las Vegas. Hendrix has already seen action in his squad’s first game in Orlando, scoring six points with five rebounds in 24 minutes in an 86-77 win against the Orlando Magic. More impressively, the Pacers outscored the Magic by a 13-point margin while Hendrix was in the contest. While he did not start the contest, he saw the most minutes of any reserve player.
Hendrix will suit up in four more games for the Pacers and wrap up the Orlando Summer League on July 9 before traveling across the country to play five games for the Clippers beginning on July 12. Last season, he was Rookie of the Year in the top professional league in Spain for Club Baloncesto Granada.