Roberson, Walsh look for work


Published: Friday, July 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, July 1, 2005 at 12:00 a.m.
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The University of Florida Gators Anthony Roberson heads to the hoop leaving University of Kentucky Wildcats Patrick Sparks behind in the first half at the Stephen C' O'Connell Center, Sunday, March 6, 2005. Roberson lead the team in scoring with 21 game points and the Gators finish the season beating the Wildcats 53 to 52 .

DAVID MASSEY/Gainesville Sun
Matt Walsh has been invited to participate in summer leagues with two different organizations, his agent, Jason Levien, confirmed Thursday.
Walsh, the former Florida basketball player, will play with the Miami Heat's summer league team in Los Angeles on July 5, then play with the Seattle Super Sonics in Salt Lake City, Utah, the week of July 12.
The Sonics traded the rights of their second-round pick, former Mississippi State forward Lawrence Roberts, to Memphis on Thursday. Their other two picks, Johan Petro and Mickael Gelablae, both are expected to play next season overseas.
Forward Reggie Evans and former Georgia swingman Damien Wilkins are players in the past two seasons who made Seattle's 12-man roster as undrafted free agents.
Anthony Roberson has made the summer league roster for the New Jersey Nets. Roberson will begin play with the Nets' summer league team in Las Vegas on July 6.
You can reach Kevin Brockway by e-mail at brockwk@gvillesun.com or by calling 374-5054.

Roundup

  • FLORIDA STATE:Toney Douglas, a freshman last year at Auburn, has transferred to Florida State.
    Douglas will sit out the 2005-06 season, but will have three seasons of eligibility remaining, Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said Wednesday.
    Douglas asked for and received his release from Auburn earlier this month after averaging nearly 17 points per game as one of the Southeastern Conference's top freshmen.
  • LOUISIANA STATE: Point guard Tack Minor has been suspended for the summer and fall semesters for an academic violation, the school says.
    The suspension means that the Tigers will not have an experienced point guard until after the fall semester ends in December. Minor, a junior from Houston, violated the University's Code of Student conduct, university officials said.
  • KENTUCKY: Randolph Morris, who declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft but wasn't selected, could return to play basketball at Kentucky thanks to a little-used NCAA eligibility rule.
    Morris, who gave up his remaining three seasons of college eligibility, could get those seasons back if he pays for all the expenses of any NBA workouts in which he participated, he sends a letter to Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart within 30 days of the draft asking for reinstatement and the school agrees to take him back.
    The rule could be applied only if Morris did not hire an agent. It was unclear Thursday whether he had. SFX, a sports agency, released a statement from Morris on June 21 about his intentions to remain in the draft. But Morris' father, Ralph, said that as of Monday, his son had not hired an agent.
  • SAINT JOSEPH'S: Dwayne Jones, not among the 60 players chosen in the NBA Draft, decided Thursday to return to Saint Joseph's. The process is complicated and there was no timetable for its completion.
    -The Associated Press The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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