Marcus Fizer (above) , the 4th overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft, scored 21 points in his NBDL debut last night, as the Austin Toros defeated the Arkansas RimRockers, 113-111. Former Georgia G Ezra Williams hit a 3 pointer at the buzzer to clinch the victory for the Toros in the franchise’s first contest.
The Toros begin the home portion of their inaugural campaign later today when they tip off against Fayetteville. CSTB will be covering this historic event, coaxed in no small part by the promise of free magnetic schedules, because after all, fixture lists and refrigerators go together like Marcus Camby and injuries. Austin coach Dennis Johnson has promised to sign autographs after the game, which strikes me as slightly presumptuous on his part. Of course, if Johnson refuses to do so, he ends up being mocked by Will Leitch, so you just can’t win.