Two bits of fairly minor news:
First, Les Berry and Andre Levingston are in San Francisco and NYC scouting pro-am leagues for talent. The San Francisco pro-am league is one of the better summer leagues where you might find unsigned talent, and NYC is obviously home to a ton of very gifted basketball players. Levingston identifies the need for a legit centre and a legit point guard as priorities. It’s nice to know that the scouting is underway and that the organization sees the same flaws as most intelligent fans do. Scoring wing players and athletic power forwards are a dime a dozen in the minors but guys who are true floor generals or physical beasts in the paint are not so easy to find.
Second, the Rainmen will be hosting an AND1 knock off tour on August 9th at the Metro centre. There’s an open run the day of the game to determine who will play against the likes of “Baby Shaq” and “8th Wonder.” Tickets for the event are pretty darn cheap: $17 on the floor, $11 in the lower bowl. No word on if we’ll see any past or future Rainmen playing in the game. I’m not sure if I will be buying tickets for this or not.