Rashad is looking forward to the opportunity to play with the Legends, and begin the process of making it back to the NBA
Frisco, TX (PRWEB) November 29, 2010
The Texas Legends have announced today that guard Rashad McCants has reported to the team and is expected to make his debut in the team’s home opener tomorrow night.
McCants, 26, was assigned to the Legends from the Dallas Mavericks training camp, but missed the first week of action as he weighed various offers overseas. He becomes one of five Legends players to have been drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft.
The 6’4, 215 pound guard will be donating his salary to the non-profit organization Urban Born (http://www.urbanborn.org), after passing up significant playing opportunities in China in order to play with the Legends.
“Rashad is looking forward to the opportunity to play with the Legends, and begin the process of making it back to the NBA,” agent Lindsey Maxwell commented. “He has been working out diligently as we have pursued a variety of options. However, Rashad’s first goal is to make it back to the NBA and the D-League represents the first step in that process. Rashad has been spending a lot of time working with Urban Born, and the opportunity to give back to our youth is an important part of who Rashad is.”
Legends President of Basketball Operations Spud Webb spearheaded the process of bringing McCants to the Legends.
“I am excited to see Rashad join the team,” Webb commented. “The fact that he is donating his salary to charity shows the growth and development of this young man. I look forward to seeing Rashad get on the basketball court, and begin the process of returning to the NBA.”
Despite leaving the storied college program of the University of North Carolina after just three years, McCants ranks 14th all-time in scoring at the school and is tied for second with 221 career three-point field goals. He also helped lead the Tar Heels to the 2005 National Championship.
He was drafted in the first round (14th overall) in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. McCants played in parts of four seasons with the T-Wolves and later the Sacramento Kings. In 249 career NBA games, the guard has averaged 10.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game.
The Legends home opener is tomorrow night, as Texas will take on the San Antonio affiliate Austin Toros. For more information E-Mail: info(at)TexLegends(dot)com