HoopsHype Ben Uzoh rumors


March 3, 2015 Updates

Marc J. Spears: Ex-NBA player Ben Uzoh will return to action while also promoting basketball in his home country Nigeria with the Lagos Islanders in April. With ex-NBA player Ben Uzoh’s pending return to action, here is a look back at the mystery ailment that sidelined him. yhoo.it/1AWoVYF Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

November 9, 2014 Updates

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." Yahoo! Sports

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?" Yahoo! Sports

March 17, 2013 Updates

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. Sulia

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December 9, 2012 Updates

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. Washington Post

November 18, 2012 Updates

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. NetsDaily

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. NetsDaily

October 25, 2012 Updates

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. NBA.com

October 1, 2012 Updates
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Ben Uzoh officially leaves from Cholet. Uzoh signed in summer but he didn’t impress the staff. TrendBasket

September 10, 2012 Updates

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. Sportando

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April 13, 2012 Updates

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. Toronto Star

March 27, 2012 Updates

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. metronews.ca

February 20, 2012 Updates

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. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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