Wolves sign six for camp

Posted on September 28th, 2009 – 11:42 AM
By Mark Wollemann

The Timberwolves filled out their training camp roster with these six players. Jerry will be on later today to talk about media day and prospects for Wolves training camp.

Here’s the Wolves’ press release:

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today signed unrestricted free agents Alonzo Gee, Devin Green, Jason Hart, Jack McClinton, Jared Reiner and Mustafa Shakur, finalizing the training camp roster at 18 players.

Gee, a 6-6 guard from Alabama, played for San Antonio in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 2.2 points and 11.5 minutes in five games. An All-SEC Second Team honoree following both his junior and senior seasons, Gee was not drafted by an NBA franchise this summer.

A 6-7 guard from Hampton, Green returns to the Wolves after competing in the Las Vegas Summer League with the team, where he averaged 5.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in three games. After appearing in 27 games for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2005-06 season, Green played for the NBA D-League’s Los Angeles D-Fenders for two seasons, averaging 19.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 13 games in 2006-07 and 16.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 24 games in 2007-08. He played in Belgium last season.

Hart, a 6-3 guard from Syracuse, has played eight seasons in the NBA, averaging 4.8 points and 23 assists in 336 games. He split last season with the Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets, averaging 2.0 points, 1.2 assists and 8.9 minutes in 39 games. Hart saw action in nine playoff games for Denver, averaging 0.2 points, 0.6 assists and 2.1 minutes. Over his NBA career, Hart has also played with Utah, Sacramento, Charlotte, San Antonio and Milwaukee. He averaged 11.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.5 steals in 132 games at Syracuse (1996-2000), earning All-Big East First Team honors as a senior.

McClinton, a 6-1 guard from Miami, was a second round selection (51st overall) by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2009 NBA Draft. He played for San Antonio in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 2.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in five games. In three years at Miami, McClinton averaged 17.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 95 games. He ranks first in the ACC with a career three-point shooting percentage of .440. McClinton was an All-ACC First Team selection as a junior and senior.

Reiner, a 6-11 center from Iowa, brings two seasons of NBA experience to the Wolves training camp roster. Despite going undrafted, Reiner appeared in 19 games for the Chicago Bulls in 2004-05, averaging 1.1 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. After a season with Sioux Falls in the D-League in which he was voted to the All-Star Game, Reiner was called up to the Milwaukee Bucks and appeared in 27 games, averaging 1.2 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. Reiner has played professionally in Europe during each of the last two seasons.

Shakur, a 6-3 guard from Arizona, has competed in Poland, Greece and Spain since leaving Arizona in 2007. Shakur was All Pac-10 Honorable Mention as a senior and ranked third in the nation in assists.

The Timberwolves’ 21st NBA season tips off today with the team’s annual Media Day from 12-2 p.m. at the Timberwolves Practice Facility in Life Time Fitness Target Center. The first practice of training camp is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Bresnan Arena on the Minnesota State University-Mankato campus. A complete training camp schedule and roster are attached.

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