Monday, October 19, 2009

Austrie in Armor?

Craig Austrie has been invited back to Sunday's tryouts for the Springfield Armor, a new NBA Development League team, on Sunday.

Austrie and 61 other athletes -- many with local ties -- went through seven hours (!) of drills and scrimmages over the weekend under the watch of head coach Dee Brown and assistant Kevin Whitted. Ex-Celtics coach K.C. Jones addressed the players, as well.

Just 32 players made the cut to Sunday's tryouts. Joining Austrie were former UMass forward Dante Milligan, Hartford Pro-Am MVP Charles "The Beast" Easterling, and ex-Georgia State University guard Julian Allen.

The team's roster will take shape over the next few weeks. Some of the tryout attendees will be invited to training camp, which starts Nov. 15, ten days after the NBDL draft.