July 20, 2001
BOSTON, Mass. – Former Florida State men’s basketball standouts LaMarr Greer and Ron Hale are currently playing in the Shaw’s/NBA Pro Summer League as they attempt to continue the professional careers in the National Basketball Association. Greer is playing with the Philadelphia 76’ers summer league team and Hale is playing for the Milwaukee Bucks.
The league runs from July 16 through July 22 with each team playing six games. The league’s games are being played at the University of Massachusetts at Boston’s Clark Athletic Center with daily practices at nearby colleges and university gymnasiums. In addition to Greer’s 76’ers and Hale’s Bucks, Atlanta, Washington, Seattle, Boston, Indiana, New York and New Jersey are all sponsoring teams in the league,
Greer played nine minutes and scored two points as the 76’ers fell to Seattle, 86-75, in the first game of their summer league on Monday night. Though he did not attempt any field goals, he was two-of-two from the free throw line and had one rebound and one assist.
Greer, who earned four varsity letters as a member of the Seminoles’ 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 teams, played 17 minutes in Philadelphia’s first three games and scored two total points. He was a perfect two-of-two from the free throw line against Seattle July 16. In a showdown against Hales’ Bucks July 19, Greer had two rebounds and one steal in eight minutes of play.
Philadelphia closes out its Shaw League schedule this weekend with games against Atlanta (July 20), Boston (July 21) and New Jersey (July 22).
Hale, a two-time All-ACC selection who lettered for the Seminoles from 1997-2000, has played in two of the Bucks’ first three games and was a starter at forward against Philadelphia on July 19. He scored six points on a perfect three-of-three shooting from the field and grabbed two rebounds.
Hale began his summer league experience with two points as a reserve player for the Bucks July 18 in an 80-74 loss to Seattle. Hale was a perfect one-of-one from the floor in the loss.
Through the first three games of league play, Greer and the 76’ers are 2-1 while Hale and the Bucks are 0-3.
Other players in the league include Kwame Brown – the Wizards’ No. 1 overall pick in the June draft, Dion Glover who played at Georgia Tech, Richard Jefferson who played on Arizona’s national finalist team in April, Michael Redd of Ohio State, Earl Watson of UCLA and Mike Mardesich of national semifinalist Maryland.