Former Georgetown starter Jason Clark has been invited to participate with the Miami Heat's entryin the Las Vegas Summer League, CSNwashington has learned. The 6-foot-2 combo guardwent undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft despite leading the Hoyas in scoring during the 2011-12 campaign. He will workout in Miami and is expected to then travel with the team Las Vegas.As the most experienced player on an otherwise inexperienced roster, the three-year starter took on an expanded leadership role for a Georgetown team that finished with a 24-9 record and reached the third-round of the NCAA Tournament.Clark averaged 14 points per game last season, but the long-armed defender acknowledges his best hope of sticking in the NBA this season comes from his ability to stop others from scoring."Playing defense, making hustle plays, knocking down open shots. I know my role is not going to be coming in and score, I know that," Clark said after working out for the Washington Wizards last month. "Some guys don't know that, but I know my role is going to be come in and compete.In addition to playing four seasons at Georgetown, the Arlington native starred locally at Bishop O' Connell.
According to Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun, Maryland basketball legend Juan Dixon will be named the head coach at Coppin State, his first men's head coaching job.
After his playing career wound down after stints in the NBA and Europe, Dixon joined Mark Turgeon's staff in College Park but was not retained after the 2015-16 season.
For 2016-17, Dixon took over the UDC women's basketball coaching job finishing with a 3-25 record, but only had nine scholarship athletes.
Dixon will take over a struggling Coppin State program that has only won 25 games in the past three seasons and hasn't finished with a winning record in the MEAC since 2011-12.
Coppin State became only the third No. 15 seed to top a No. 2 seed in 1997, but have only made the NCAA tournament one time since then (2008). Dixon will look to return Coppin State to the success it had during the 1990's.
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The face of VCU basketball for the past several seasons, Mo Alie-Cox is heading to the professional ranks.
No, not as a player on the hardwood but rather as one on the gridiron.
On Thursday it was reported by multiple sources that Cox will sign with the Indianapolis Colts. It is expected that Cox will play primarily as a tight end for the Colts, after tailoring his NFL workouts last month to that position.
According to Mike Garafolo, Cox was deemed eligible for the NFL Draft by the league last season due to his previous red-shirted year. A year removed from draft eligibility, he is technically a free-agent.
At 6'7" and 250 pounds, he is a natural fit for the position. In addition he has a 7-1 wingspan and gigantic hands that make a basketball look small.
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Cox joins a long list of converted basketball stars into NFL tight-ends. Most famous is perhaps Jimmy Graham of the Seattle Seahawks who played both basketball and football at the University of Miami. The list also includes Antonio Gates, new Colts teammate Erik Swoope, Martellus Bennett, and Julius Thomas just to name a few.
In his four year career with the Rams, Cox played 142 games and helped the team to NCAA tournament berth every season. In an interview with CSN last November, then-VCU head coach Will Wade said he'd received calls from NFL teams and scouts about Alie-Cox throughout his career.