Former Arizona forward Jamelle Horne will represent Panama in the FIBA Olympic Qualifier in Venezuela next August, he announced this morning on his Facebook wall.
Horne, a native of Panama City, writes: “I work hard and pray harder. God is so great to those who stay patient.”
The ex-Wildcat, who played from 2007-2011, will also participate in an NBA Developmental League tryout next month.
Other news about those who once wore the Arizona uniform:
– Kyle Fogg has been released by the Houston Rockets but is expected to play for the team’s affiliate in the NBA D-League.
– Josiah Turner has now surfaced in Canada and is slated to play for the Halifax Rainmen of the National Basketball League of Canada.
– In case you have missed it, Jason Terry is writing a diary blog for ESPNBoston.com.
Terry wrote this paragraph in his diary about his Wildcat experience: “As for my playing career, at the University of Arizona, which we call the Guard U., in my sophomore year guys like Damon Stoudamire, Steve Kerr, Sean Elliott, and Sean Rooks would come back and play against the guys that were in school. One day I was out there just tearing it up. I was thinking that if I can do this against the pros then maybe I do have a shot of playing in the NBA. My goal when I got to college was to, one, get a degree, and two, was to play professionally, and not necessarily in the NBA. So after that day and after winning the National Championship in `97 in my sophomore year, we had a lot of scouts start coming to practice. I realized that if I worked hard, I realistically could do this. I followed the leadership of my teammate Mike Bibby by watching him workout every day with what he did and his preparation to go to the NBA. I followed his routine to a tee, that’s why I made it.”
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