Friday, June 26, 2009

The Next Step For Fells


After watching the entire NBA draft last night and not hearing a Pack player's name called, we were determined to see what was next for our aspiring professional basketball players. Courtney Fells created quite a name for himself during the NBA workouts, and we were sure that even though he was not drafted last night, NBA teams were still calling for his services. We just received an update from Courtney Fells' agent Jamie Knox who informed us that Courtney will be playing in the NBA Summer League with the Orlando Magic. He also said that Fells had a monster workout with the New Jersey Nets and that while they were very interested in him playing with them in the summer league, the Magic seem to be the best fit at this point. Jamie also said that there is some interest in him participating in the Vegas summer league as well. It is exciting to see that even though Courtney didn't hear his name called last night, the NBA still looks like a strong possibility.

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8 Responses to "The Next Step For Fells"
  1. Pack Leader said...
    June 26, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    I was slightly suprised when I didnt hear his name last night... Of all the Pack players available for the draft, I thought he had the most upside

  2. Anonymous said...
    June 26, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Thanks for the update

  3. Anonymous said...
    June 26, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    When I saw Sam Young, Blair, and AJ Price going as late as they did I knew that he had an uphill battle to get in. Maybe Young and Price should have accepted the invite to Portsmouth. With a lot of those teams selecting foreign players that won't immediately sign there is still a lot of room on NBA rosters.

    Tank04

  4. WolfCop said...
    June 26, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    I appreciate Courtney's efforts through his years with the Pack, but if anyone was really surprised that he was not drafted then you were not paying attention to his career. Athleticism is nice, but there are many great athletes who aren't in the NBA. With that said I wish him luck this summer. He and Costner will need it.

  5. Slick said...
    June 26, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    What's the difference in the summer league he's playing with the magic and the vegas summer league?

  6. Anonymous said...
    June 26, 2009 at 11:07 PM

    I feel bad that Courtney didn't get drafted but I wonder if his inconsistency in college gave pause to some GMs. He is a monster athlete and the perfect mold for an NBA 2 guard but I wonder if he had showed just a little more urgency in college and capitalized on his immense talent he would have at LEAST been a 2nd round pick...JMO tho.

  7. Jose said...
    June 27, 2009 at 7:00 AM

    Once the lottery part of the draft is over it really starts to dwindle as far as how crucial that night is in determining your pro career. Its more a feather in the cap to be drafted in later rounds once you get around to looking at the big picture.

    Guys who go undrafted but are very close ability wise and have great potential like Court can gain the advantage of allowing their agents to work him into an NBA DL contract with a team he is comfortable with. In that way he has some control of getting his foot in the door with a franchise that is well organized and is situated for a guy like Fells to step in in a couple years and make the roster after seasoning his game.

    Good luck to Court and all the fellas who once donned the Red & White who aspire to be the best hard working pro athletes they can be. We all know that they have been and will continue to be positive people off the court and we appreciate how well they represent NCSU after their time there.

  8. 74Doug said...
    June 28, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Aside from his talent, the first thing I will remember about Courtney is his unfailing politeness, for lack of a better word. This is a dying art and genuine humility is a part of good teams. One thing that used to irritate me about Dean Smith's teams was the rote way they repeated those kind of things but it came out sounding kind of fake. With Courtney it shows.

 

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