Archive for September 3rd, 2010

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed Darington Hobson to a contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Hobson (6-7, 210) was the 37th overall selection in the 2010 NBA Draft.

A junior selected out of New Mexico, Hobson averaged 16.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists over three college seasons, the first two at Eastern Utah. During the 2009-10 season, Hobson averaged career-highs in rebounds (9.3) and assists (4.6) while scoring 15.9 points and shooting a career-best 36.1 percent from three-point range (39-108).

Hobson was the Mountain West Conference’s Newcomer of the Year and Player of the Year in his only season at New Mexico. He was also named Third Team All-America by the Associated press. He was the only player in New Mexico’s history to lead the team in points, rebounds and assists in the same season and joined Ohio State’s Evan Turner as the only Division I players to average more than 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.

Houston Rockets forward Chase Budinger suffered an injury during an offseason workout yesterday afternoon.  Budinger underwent a complete medical evaluation by Rockets team physicians at Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute where it was determined that he suffered a moderate to severe sprain of his left ankle.

The injury will prevent him from future conditioning work for the next three weeks with the expectation that he can resume basketball activities in four-six weeks.

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