Thursday, August 6, 2009
August 5/6: Happy Bday Laron Profit
Happy birthday Laron Profit. Laron played for both the Terps and the Wizards. Laron was a 3-year starter at Maryland and ranks in the top 20 in several career statistical categories for them. He had a solid all around game and averaged 12.5 pts, 4.6 rebs and 2.3 ast per game. He played 110 of his 135 career NBA games with the Wizards, spread out over 3 seasons. Take a look at the 3 pointer he hit at the buzzer to beat the Tim Duncan led Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Happy 32nd Mr. Profit..
Happy birthday Pierson Prioleau. Pierson played for the Skins from 2005-2007, playing in 31 games. He played very well on special teams and stepped up at safety after the awful Adam Archuleta debacle. Pierson played for Greg Williams in Buffalo, Washington, Jacksonville and now New Orleans. Pierson is definitely a Williams’s guy. I like Pierson and I’m glad he fought back from the gruesome knee injury he suffered in game 1 of the 2006 season. Pierson also played at Virginia Tech. Happy 32nd Mr. Prioleau.
Happy birthday Darwin Cook. Darwin played for the Bullets during the 87-87 season. He played in all 82 games that year as a backup guard, averaging 7.5 pts. He retired after the 88-89 season (his 8th) with a career avg of 9.5 pts and 3.7 ast per game. In retirement Darwin coached as an assistant at UNLV and Pepperdine. Happy 51st Mr. Cook.
Happy birthday Otis Thorpe. Otis played 1 of his 15 season with the Washington Wizards, in the 98-99 season. He came to the Wizards along with Mitch Richmond, in the trade that sent Chris Webber to the Kings. Otis averaged 11.3 pts and 6.8 rebs in his lone season in DC. For his career he had averages of 14 and 8. Otis ranks in the top 20 all time in several NBA categories including games played and rebounds. Happy 47th Mr. Thorpe.
Cheers and Hail