Friday, June 25, 2010
Saint Mary's jovial big man on his way
By Jeff Caplan
Omar Samhan, who parlayed his dominant opening two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and his magnetic personality into a national media blitz, will play for the Dallas Mavericks Summer League team in Las Vegas.
The 7-footer led Saint Mary's to the Sweet 16, where Baylor and No. 6 overall draft pick Ekpe Udoh (Golden State) dismantled the Cinderella Gaels. Samhan averaged 30.5 points on 75 percent shooting in those first two games. Samhan worked for the Mavs on Tuesday.
The Mavs will hold an invitation only mini-camp for undrafted players Monday and Tuesday. Harvard point guard Jeremy Lin is expected to be there and move on to Vegas with the Mavs.
Summer League runs from July 9-18.
Baylor Bears guard Tweety Carter looks like he will join the New Jersey Nets' Summer League squad.