HoopsHype Pooh Jeter rumors

September 16, 2014 Updates

Pooh Jeter has no intention to leave his team Shandong Flaming Bulls. There were speculations about his possible signing with the Lakers because of a workout with other players in L.A., but the Ukrainian point guard told Beijing Time he's loyal and will come back to China. Sportando

September 15, 2014 Updates

Pooh Jeter has no intention to leave his team Shandong Flaming Bulls. There were speculations about his possible signing with the Lakers because of a workout with other players in L.A., but the Ukrainian point guard told Beijing Time he's loyal and will come back to China. Pooh Jeter: "I was a native of Los Angeles who grew as Lakers' fan and so I'm very honored to receive their invitation, I will train in L.A. for two weeks, but I'll play in Shandong also becuase I have a contract with them". Sportando

September 13, 2014 Updates

Los Angeles Lakers decided to offer a tryout period to Ukrainian point-guard Pooh Jeter. The player ended World Cup in Spain with 15.4 points and 5 assists per game. Sportando

March 16, 2014 Updates

Pooh Jeter: After this bit of rest, my ankle is a whole lot better. I'd rather get a 10-day contract than really go to Europe and play. It's the NBA. I've been dreaming about the NBA since I was a kid and once I had that opportunity I had the lockout situation... If the NBA opportunity comes up, nobody turns down that opportunity. HoopsHype

Are you following the events in Ukraine? Pooh Jeter: Oh yeah. My teammates and coaches with Ukraine, we all talk about it. I just pray for them. I just hope they continue to be safe. I hope they come to an agreement. It's crazy how things work. Since I have a citizenship and I'm part of the Ukraine situation, I've got to fight with them. You know, I have to support them and make sure all my brothers and everybody that I know in Kiev is safe. I played there my first year in Europe so I have a strong connection with everybody in the city. Hopefully everything is better by the time we start training camp. I don't know if we will have training camp there. We will play the World Championship for the first time, the following year we will host the Eurobasket... I just hope for a peaceful resolution. HoopsHype

Were you aware about this situation, about this divide in Ukraine between the Russian-speaking people and the rest of the country? Pooh Jeter: I had no clue until I saw it on the news and read about it. Then I was asking people what's going on and then they told me. With individuals like Sasha Volvov and the other people at the Ukraine Basketball Federation, I know everything will work out [basketball-wise]. I just hope nobody dies anymore because of this situation. I've been in touch with coach Mike Fratello and my teammates and they keep me updated. Also my friends in Kiev. I care because I'm part of them now. It's not like I took advantage of an opportunity and then I leave it alone... I have friendships with this people and I speak with them all the time. Once you join a team, you gotta ride with your team. HoopsHype

March 15, 2014 Updates
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February 11, 2014 Updates

Enel Brindisi is trying to sign Pooh Jeter for the rest of the season. The American point guard with Ukrainian passport may finish his Chinese season on February 16 if his team won't make playoffs. Sportando

September 14, 2013 Updates

What about the NBA? Do you think it's going to happen again for you? Pooh Jeter: Well, I hope so. The best thing about this situation, if the opportunity does present itself I'd go for it but if not, I have to be thankful that I'm able to play this game that I love and travel around the world and do what I do. HoopsHype

Does it feel a little weird to be wearing this jersey? Pooh Jeter: No, because I never really got the chance to represent the U.S. When I received these colors I treated it the same way I treat playing for any other team: go out there, play hard and make sure I do my job. I'm thankful, it's an honor. But I guess it's a little different for you... For your Ukrainian-born teammates, it's national pride at stake. PJ: They are probably used to seeing this. It's been going on for a while: JR Holden representing Russia, Bo McCalebb (Macedonia), Dontaye Draper (Croatia), Zack Wright (Bosnia-Herzegovina)... It's so many American point guards taking these spots... If I was a rookie coming out of school, it would probably be weird but I'm such a veteran in Europe and in this basketball world so we just treat it as just 'Me coming to their team'. HoopsHype

How was that phone call when you were told Ukraine wanted you? PJ: My agent Andre Buck told me 'Yo, this is getting serious, man'. I really thought about it and all my friends told me I should do it. You are going out there, you're going to play basketball, even though you are away from home... Get that experience, playing for coach Fratello. Go for it. Everybody was pushing me to do it: Baron Davis, Bobby Brown, Brandon Heath, Trevor Ariza... HoopsHype

September 3, 2013 Updates
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September 17, 2012 Updates

As expected, Pooh Jeter became a new member of Shandong Flaming Bulls. The American point guard penned a deal for the next season. Jeter announced this news today via Twitter. He spent last season with Joventut Badalona. For 31 games in Spanish league he had 11.5 ppg and 2.9 apg. Asia-Basket

September 6, 2012 Updates

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