Camp starts on Tuesday and it is a rather eclectic group of extra invitees for the Clippers, four players coming in on non-guaranteed deals:
– Jake Voskuhl: Oh yes, Clippers fans will certainly remember the big bruiser from his days with Toronto and and when he took out Zach Randolph a couple of years ago. That bone bruise lingered and lingered and lingered for Randolph.
– Jarron Collins: Another familiar face to SoCal hoop fans. Most recently Collins had a reserve role last season with the Suns.
– Jon Scheyer: The Duke star guard and captain had a gig with Miami during the Summer League in Las Vegas but didn’t get much of a chance to display his skills, suffering an eye injury in the second game. Previous reports had him going to training camp with the Jazz.
– Stephen Dennis: The guard put up big, big numbers — at Division II Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and earned a mention in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” feature in February. He was the Division II player of the year, averaging 26.6 points.
The 6-foot-5 Scheyer is intriguing because, in addition to being arguably the top catch-and-shoot prospect in college basketball, he also has smart playmaking skills and an ability to draw contact off his shot fakes. During his final two seasons at Duke, he scored nearly five points per game at the stripe.