Ex-Terp McCray Catches On With Bucks

Chris McCray averaged 13.9 minutes in seven preseason games with Milwaukee.
Chris McCray averaged 13.9 minutes in seven preseason games with Milwaukee. (By David Sherman -- Nbae Via Getty Images)

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Thursday, November 2, 2006

Former Maryland standout Chris McCray , who was dismissed from the team in January after he was found academically ineligible, won the final spot on the Bucks' 15-man roster.

McCray was not drafted in June, but he signed a free agent contract with Milwaukee and averaged 13.9 minutes, 4.1 points and 2 rebounds in seven preseason games. He will start the season on the inactive list.

McCray, a 6-foot-5, 192-pound guard from Capitol Heights, will join former Maryland and Wizards point guard Steve Blake in Milwaukee.

· JAZZ: Brian Chase (Dunbar/Virginia Tech) secured a roster spot by connecting on 9 of 19 (47 percent) three-pointers in the preseason.

· CELTICS: A bouquet of green roses topped by a single, unlit cigar were placed in Red Auerbach 's empty seat at the TD Banknorth Garden last night as the Celtics opened the season without their patriarch for the first time in a half-century.

· KINGS: G Mike Bibby was unexpectedly activated for last night's opener against Minnesota. Bibby, Sacramento's starting point guard and leading scorer last season, was expected to miss the first two weeks of the season after injuring his right thumb in an exhibition game against New Orleans.

· BOBCATS: Starting C Primoz Brezec will miss the first two weeks of the season because of exhaustion and dehydration. In the offseason, he played for the Slovenian national team at the world championships.

· SPURS: G Tony Parker said he hopes to play in the season opener at Dallas today after spraining his right ankle Monday. X-rays showed the ankle wasn't broken.

-- From News Services and Staff Reports

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