Friday, April 22, 2011

Duke's Scheyer looking for another title

Former Duke guard Jon Scheyer has a shot at his second championship in two years, although his current team's playoff run isn't getting as much national publicity as the Blue Devils' NCAA title last season.

Scheyer is a starter for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, who face the Iowa Energy in a best-of-3 series in the NBA Development League finals beginning Sunday. Versus will carry Game 1 beginning at 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Last summer, Scheyer suffered a serious eye injury while playing for the Miami Heat's summer league team, tearing his retina and damaging his optic nerve. He has recovered, though, and has averaged 12 points, four rebounds and four assists over five playoff games for the Vipers, who are based in McAllen, Texas.

-- Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Win another one, get healthy and get picked up as a reserve for the Lakers.