Lyons packing for France after brief NBA experience

2013-07-24T16:41:00Z 2013-07-24T16:44:18Z Lyons packing for France after brief NBA experienceBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 24, 2013 4:41 pm  • 

Former Arizona Wildcats guard Mark Lyons is headed to France in two weeks, after his summer-league tryout with the Toronto Raptors lasted only three games.

Lyons had an out in his French contract if he was signed by an NBA team but Chris Emens, Lyons' agent, said today that Lyons pulled himself off the Raptors' summer-league team after three games. The Raptors' signing of former Marquette guard Dwight Buycks appears to seal Lyons' fate.

Lyons played in only one game for Toronto, with one steal, one rebound and no points in eight minutes. Javier Morales covered Lyons' performance in that game for the Raptors.


Solomon Hill quickly corrected a rough start to summer league and wound up averaging 12.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists for the Pacers.


The big Las Vegas recruiting events tip off tonight with an exhibition at the Fab 48 site of Bishop Gorman High School. Scout's Josh Gershon said it's "by far" the most important weekend for the Arizona staff of the recruiting season because about 95 percent of UA's targets are playing in Las Vegas.

Of the most notable 2014 targets, only Justise Winslow won't be in Las Vegas because he's playing in Orlando, Fla., instead. You can catch Winslow on Thursday at 4 p.m. on ESPNU, however.

The rosters, schedules and brackets are sometimes tough to wade through, but here are links for the three biggies: The Fab 48, Super 64 and Las Vegas Classic tournaments.


Sorry for the break in activity on this blog while I've taken some time off this month, but I now plan to keep it going as much as possible into next season.

Am heading to Las Vegas on Thursday and will have blog posts and stories from the recruiting events starting Thursday afternoon or evening...


And just in case you missed any of them, some recent links of possible interest:

-- Former USC interim coach Bob Cantu is starting an after-school program.

-- Texas 2014 standouts Myles Turner and Emmanuel Mudiay are talking about a package deal.

-- Maybe USC doesn't want Isaac Hamilton after all

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