Another former member of the Hurricanes will be a part of an NBA team this summer.
Point guard Angel Rodriguez was invited to play on the San Antonio Spurs’ summer league team, a UM source confirmed.
The Spurs are scheduled to participate in summer league action in Utah (July 4-7) and Las Vegas (July 8-18). The summer league also runs through Orlando (July 2-8).
A UM source said center Tonye Jekiri has been in contact with several NBA teams and is weighing his options.
The Miami Herald first reported word of Rodriguez’ opportunity.
Rodriguez averaged 12.6 points, 4.5 assists and 1.7 steals as a senior. Jekiri, who arrived from Nigeria at age 16 to play hoops, became a two-time ACC All-Defensive selection. Both worked out for several NBA teams in advance of Thursday night’s draft.
They were, along with new Washington Wizards free agent signee Sheldon McClellan, three of the driving forces of the winningest era in Miami basketball history.
Jim Larranaga‘s program, which lost to eventual national champion Villanova in last year’s Sweet 16, went 98-44 over the last four years, setting a school record for wins in that span. Jekiri, who reached the Sweet 16 as a freshman, was part of two of Miami’s three Sweet 16 appearances. He was on the floor for 96 wins, more than any other Hurricane.
After McClellan and Rodriguez transferred to UM, sat out 2013-14 together and debuted as juniors, Miami went 52-21, a program record for wins in a two-year period.