Ben Uzoh RumorsAll NBA Players
23 Dec 14
Since he was successfully diagnosed, Uzoh has played pick-up basketball in San Antonio, but nothing on a highly competitive level. The plan of Uzoh’s agent Ugo Udezue is to have Uzoh back playing professionally in the D-League at some point this season. Uzoh still has dreams of returning to the NBA. “I don’t like playing the victim,” Uzoh said. “I am a strong-willed kid and I’d really just like to return to form. I have kind of accepted the syndrome. But it’s more of a nuisance and annoying than a syndrome. People say you got this, but I got to the NBA with it, so how bad is it? “It would be so cool to return to the NBA. I haven’t given up. I realize I’ve done more with less. Imagine when I get to use more, a sixth sense to feel?”
Ben Uzoh kept his secret away from the New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors because he didn’t want anyone to think he was crazy. He just kept shooting jumpers, passing the ball and dribbling even though his right arm continued to lose feeling. “I didn’t know if I had diabetes,” Uzoh told Yahoo Sports. “I didn’t know if my heart was about to whatever. Why is my arm going numb? There are so many signs related to when you’re hurt or arm goes numb. All these things were taking away from my ability to be myself. “You can call it frustration, you can call it fear, you can call it whatever. I was so in the dark. I was hurting not only the team but myself.”
Teams have until April 17 to sign players who will be eligible for the first round of the postseason. Here are some of the top D-League players at each position, who could be called up at some point in the next month. GUARDS: Delonte West, Dominique Jones, Lester Hudson, Kris Joseph, Josh Selby, Courtney Fortson, Jerel McNeal, Andrew Goudelock, Christian Eyenga, Lazar Hayward, Justin Dentmon, Chris Roberts, Ben Uzoh, Sean Singletary, Ron Howard, Darington Hobson. FORWARDS: D.J. Kennedy, Samardo Samuels, Demetris Nichols, Willie Reed, Rick Jackson, Arinze Onuaku, Rasual Butler, Damion James, Luke Harangody, Micah Downs, JaMychal Green, James Mays. CENTERS: Jerome Jordan, Hassan Whiteside, Vernon Macklin, Hilton Armstrong, Keith Benson, Brian Butch, Mickell Gladness, Solomon Alabi, Jarrid Famous, Augustus Gilchrist.
Yahoo! Sports first reported that the Wizards worked out Uzoh on Sunday, which was later confirmed by a league source. Uzoh is averaging 17.8 points for the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League but spent the past two seasons averaging four points and 2.2 assists in 60 games for New Jersey, Cleveland and Toronto.
Ben Uzoh, who has had stints with the Nets, Raptors and Nuggets, said he would try to bring leadership… Just telling everybody how to work. how do you work, when do you work. you might always play ball, but you can always control your attitude, your professionalism, your effort. That;s what I’m accepting, embracing every day. So I can show guys. Keep working, keep fighting for my dream, keep punching.
The three former Nets players who find themselves on the Springfield Armor roster talked to the Atlantic Twine blog about what the Nets would like them to work out while they’re down in the D-League. Ex-Net Ben Uzoh, who the Armor acquired in a Draft Day trade, and the Nets two training camp invites sent down, Carleton Scott and James Mays, all spoke about what the NBA parent club asked them to do. Carleton Scott was told to shoot, shoot, shoot and don’t worry about missing… Being a shooter, flat out. I can shoot the ball at will in any situation. That’s what I can bring here. That’s what I’m going to do. They told me to work on shooting, to have confidence shooting the ball, not worrying about missing. Just doing that and getting better on defense.
The Denver Nuggets have waived G Anthony Carter and G Ben Uzoh, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri announced today. The moves bring Denver’s roster to the NBA-maximum 15 players. Carter, 6-1, 190, averaged 4.3 points, 5.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds in three preseason games with the Nuggets.
After Anthony Mason, Cholet might lose also Ben Uzoh, as reported by Catch and Shoot. The French team is on the market looking for a PG and the experience of Uzoh with Cholet might be close to an end.
That there won’t be a lot of stories – or any stories – out of training camp next fall on the pluckiness of Justin Dentmon or Ben Uzoh and their fight to make the team off solid showings under 10-day deals this spring. Now, both of ‘em seem to be good kids who are just trying to make a buck and an impression and while they are earning money, they aren’t doing anything to guarantee further Toronto employment. Sometimes you get 10-day guys who can make a mark, sometimes you get guys who are placeholders. Which is what they got. Nothing against either of them but we’re finding out just how big the chasm between the minors and the majors is.
The Toronto Raptors signed guard Ben Uzoh to a 10-day contract Tuesday. The six-foot-three 205-pounds University of Tulsa product joins the Raptors from the NBA D-League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers where he averaged 14.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 20 games. This is Uzoh’s second stint in the NBA this season after signing to a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Feb. 10.
The Cavs informed point guard Ben Uzoh that he will not be signed to another 10-day contract. The 10-day deal he was on expired Sunday night. The club likely will sign another guard to a 10-day contract in the coming days. Uzoh appeared in two games with the Cavs, averaging two points and six-plus minutes.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Ben Uzoh from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today. The signing of Uzoh marks the 22nd GATORADE Call-Up of the 2011-12 season. Uzoh will wear No. 6 for the Cavaliers and is available for tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. In 12 games (all starts), Uzoh has averaged 16.8 points on .525 shooting, 6.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.8 steals in 34.4 minutes per game with the Vipers. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound point guard was named the D-League Performer of the Week for games played Jan. 16-22 after averaging 22.3 points on .651 shooting, 8.3 assists and 7.3 rebounds in 37.0 minutes and leading Rio Grande Valley to a perfect 3-0 week.
Lokomotiv Kuban made official the signing of Ben Uzoh for the upcoming season. The guard was recently in Italy for a tryout period with Sutor Montegranaro. Uzoh spent his first season in NBA in 2010-11 with New Jersey Nets averaging 3.8ppg in 42 games.
Ben Uzoh, who parted ways earlier today with Sutor Montegranaro, will continue his career in Russia with Lokomotiv Kuban. The player agreed to terms with the Russian team for the upcoming season. Uzoh spent his rookie year in NBA with New Jersey Nets averaging 3.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.6apg in 42 games.
Ben Uzoh, less than one week after his arrival in Italy, parted ways with Sutor Montegranaro. It is rumored that the player is going to move to Russia where he has a rich offer. The Italian team is already on the market looking for his replacement and should announce in the next hours the signing of Tim Bowers.
The New Jersey Nets have recalled rookie point guard Ben Uzoh from Springfield of the NBA Development League. Uzoh appeared in four games with the Armor, averaging 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5.8 assists. In 32 games with the Nets this season, Uzoh is averaging 3.4 points and 1.4 assists.
The New Jersey Nets have assigned Ben Uzoh to their NBA Development League afilliate Springfield Armor, according to the team’s official Twitter account. Uzoh, a 6-foot-3 guard, has played in 32 games for the Nets this season while putting up averages of 3.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 41 percent from the field.