Men's Basketball - Thu, Nov. 7, 2013
Georgetown College's Jordan DeMercy spent this past season playing in Japan, but his work is paying off as he was just added to the training camp roster for the Bakersfield Jam.
The NBA D League team is a feeder program to the Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers and Atlanta Hawks.
DeMercy is one of 17 guys trying to make the final cut. The roster includes three returning , nine drafted and five tryout players.
"I am very happy for Jordan for this opportunity in the D League," said GC coach Chris Briggs. "I'm also confident that he will make the most of it. He is a young man that is very talented, passionate and plays extremely hard. He will definitely be an asset to the Bakersfield Jam."
Bakersfield tips off the season on Nov. 22, at which time the final roster will be set.
DeMercy averaged 11.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game during his 23 games with the Tigers. He then tried out for a league in Japan, receiving six offers on the second day of camp.
He signed with Akita, the top team in that league. He averaged 8.9 ppg and 4.7 rpg this past season in 14 games. The Norcross, Ga. native went finished with a flare - 21 points in 25 minutes with six rebounds and four assists in the final game of the season.