July 10, 2012 in Professional
Brian Calloway of the Lansing State Journal has a story on former Michigan State star Drew Neitzel and his quest to make it onto a NBA roster. Neitzel discussed, among other things, playing on a tour overseas with several NBA legends:
Neitzel also had an opportunity in May to be a part of the NBA Legends Tour where he and several other D-Leaguers played on a team with former NBA stars Clyde Drexler, Allen Iverson, Shawn Kemp and Dennis Rodman in China. The team played in eight games over a three-week stretch against Chinese teams.
The tour served as another confidence booster for Neitzel, who spent a lot of time with Drexler talking about the business world, basketball and other things.
“Clyde talked to me a lot and he definitely thinks I can play in the NBA,” Neitzel said.
Neitzel played in the D-League last year for the Texas Legends, averaging 5.4 points and 4.0 assists in about 20 minutes per game. Neitzel did struggle shooting the ball though, finishing at 37 percent from the field and 27 percent from 3-point range.