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Wizards offer spot
Former UT Martin standout Lester Hudson has been waived by the Memphis Grizzlies.
Hudson, the most decorated basketball player in UTM history and a two-time Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year, played in nine games with Memphis last season after being waived by the Boston Celtics. He was later sent to the NBA Development League.
In all, the 6-3 guard played in 25 games combined with the Grizzlies and Celtics, averaging 2.3 ppg. Hudson averaged four ppg during his Memphis stint after joining the club in early January.
Reportedly, Hudson has been invited to play with the Washington Wizards’ summer league team, according to his agent Lance Young.
Memphis selected a pair of guards (Xavier Henry and Greivis Vasquez) in the recent NBA draft, leaving the writing on the wall that there would be little playing time for Hudson next season.
Weekly Troy outing
goes to scorecards
The team of Doug Bobo, Garrett Buchanan, Nathan Caldwell, John Michael Green, Ethan Rudd and Bryce Warner combined to shoot 10-under-par and win the weekly men’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy Thursday.
First place in the competition was decided via a scorecard playoff.
A group consisting of Wayne Storey, Randy Kincaide, Dale Batchelor, Gene Gurien, Doug Cunningham and Tony Hughes also shot 10-under and was second.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly men’s scramble every Thursday.
For more information, call 536-4653.
Hickman ladies event
won with 3-under
The foursome of Sandra Cobb, Kathy Barker, Janis Garrigan and Joyce Bell won the weekly Hickman Country Club Ladies League scramble Thursday night with a score of 3-under par.
Placing second was the combination of Carole Lattus, Caroline McGaugh, LeAnne Gantt and Beverly Yates. That group came in with an even-par scorecard.
Lattus was the closest to the pin on hole No. 8.
The ladies play every Thursday evening at 5:30. Those interested in playing are encouraged to call (270) 236-9128.
Some spots still left
for Goodyear tourney
A handful of spots remain open for the annual couples golf tournament at Goodyear Wingfoot, according to even organizers.
The tourney will be held July 10-11, and tee-times are available for both morning and afternoon play.
Entry fee is $110 per team, with that fee including mulligans for both days. Lunch will be provided by Bucket’s.
For more information, call 885-9922.
Vols bringing aboard
heralded CA punter
KNOXVILLE (AP) — University of Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley says a top punter has signed to play for the Vols this season.
The school said in a news release that Matt Darr of Bakersfield, Calif., was considered to be rated No. 1 among high school punters in the nation last season.
Darr originally committed last summer to Southern Cal, where former Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin is now.
Published in The Messenger 7.2.10