HoopsHype Pooh Jeter rumors

August 17, 2011 Updates

As of late Sunday, the Goodman-Shaw League showdown was still on for next Saturday at Washington, D.C.'s Trinity University. The confirmed participants were, for the Goodman (D.C.) squad, Kevin Durant, Ty Lawson, Gary Neal, Michael Beasley, Grizzlies rookie Josh Selby and forward Sam Young, Kings big men DeMarcus Cousins and Donte Greene, And1 star Hugh (Baby Shaq) Jones and D.C. guard Warren (D-Nice) Jefferson. The Shaw (L.A.) League has commitments from Brandon Jennings, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Dorell Wright, Nick Young, JaVale McGee and Pooh Jeter. Durant warmed up for the battle this past weekend by leading his Madness team to the Goodman championship game on Sunday with 44 points. The Shaw game will end a whirlwind summer of playing for the Thunder's superstar, who told the Washington Post he's set an October 1 deadline for deciding whether he'll play abroad if the lockout continues into the regular season. NBA.com

July 19, 2011 Updates

Jeter said when the "lil homie Isaiah" was made the 60th pick in the draft by the Kings he prepared himself to look at all is options. "Hey, I'm going to congratulate him," Jeter said. "I'm going to see Isaiah next week and I'm going to definitely congratulate him when I see him in Seattle and continue to give advice. I'm just happy for the opportunity. Me doing summer league for five years and I got the opportunity and that's great for me." Jeter, 27, finished his rookie season with the Kings averaging 4.1 points and 2.6 assists. He'd signed a two-year contract last year, with the Kings holding the option for the second season. Sacramento Bee

The Kings didn't pick up the option so Jeter is a free agent and considering overseas options. "With the lockout it has to be Europe," Jeter said. "I'm hearing from a lot of European teams and they're talking good so hopefully I'll decide something by next week maybe and definitely try to get the NBA-out clause and all that. But if I've got to be over there for a year, I've got to be over there a year. And I'll just have to come back continue to do what I do." Sacramento Bee

July 18, 2011 Updates
July 11, 2011 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Brandon Jennings scored 81 points in a Long Beach charity game. Trevor Ariza, Dorrell Wright, Jordan Hamilton and Pooh Jeter also played. Brandon Jennings' 81 points is even more impressive when you consider that each quarter was only 10 minutes long. Twitter

December 11, 2010 Updates

Sacramento Kings rookie point guard Pooh Jeter says he is the fastest player on the team and could hold his own in a race with anyone in the league. But as speedy as Jeter is, he can’t beat his sister. Only one woman has ever run the 100 meters faster than Carmelita Jeter, sister of Sacramento Kings rookie guard Pooh Jeter. Jeter’s sister, Carmelita, is the second-fastest woman ever in the 100 meters. Her personal-best time of 10.64 at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix last year was the fourth-best ever. Only the late Florence Griffith-Joyner has run faster. “Pooh’s quick, but come on now,” Carmelita said. “Since I’ve been a professional we haven’t raced. Pooh’s fast, but not track fast. That’s a big difference.” Said Pooh: “I can beat her with a basketball in my hands.” Yahoo! Sports

July 24, 2010 Updates

The Sacramento Kings today signed free agents Antoine Wright and Pooh Jeter to contracts, according to Kings’ Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Wayne Cooper. Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed. “Antoine Wright and Pooh Jeter are two solid players at their respective positions who will add to our roster’s depth,” said Cooper. “Wright has five years of NBA experience under his belt and Jeter is coming off of a great summer league showing as he played for Cleveland’s team in Las Vegas.” NBA.com

The Sacramento Kings announced Friday that they have signed Pooh Jeter (and Antoine Wright) and Jonathan Givony later tweeted that the contract is "fully guaranteed." I rejoiced. Jeter, pronounced Jet-er, averaged 14.4 points and 5.4 assists while shooting 48% from the field for the Cleveland Cavaliers' Summer League team last week. Ridiculous Upside

July 23, 2010 Updates

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