The Guards, Part Two
Wendell Green Jr.
Green is an undrafted player who played at Auburn. He was named All-SEC Second Team last season while averaging close to 13 points a game. His claim to fame is he was an outstanding free throw shooter. He got to the line 280 times in his two years at Auburn and at one point hit 28 free throws in a row.
Cooper played with the Canton Charge last season and really excelled. He averaged 21 points a game while putting up close to 16 shots a game and shooting 43 percent. He was named to the All-NBA G League Second Team because of his achievements.
He was originally drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round and has played in 13 NBA games. He also played his college ball at Auburn like the aforementioned Green.
For you Cleveland hometown fans, Mike Bothwell’s story has a Cleveland background. He went to college at Furman and was part of the team that knocked off the Virginia Cavaliers in this year’s NCAA tournament in the first round upset.
Bothwell grew up in Cleveland Heights and having a chance to play for his hometown team this summer is a dream come true. In Bothwell’s time at Furman, his team had a record of 116-44. He made the All-Southern Conference Team three times.
Furman eventually lost to the National runner-up in San Diego St. in this year’s tournament. Bothwell did all he could to help. He scored 15 points in the loss but helped put Furman on the map.