The Utah Flash made a few interesting roster changes today, bringing back Gabe Pruitt and signing former UNLV star Joe Darger. To keep the team from becoming a Mountain West All-Star team, Lee Cummard was released, along with the injured Jason Richards.
Gabe Pruitt had some huge games with the Flash when he was with the team as an assignee of the Boston Celtics. More recently he has been known mostly for embarrassing himself by appearing on an episode of Bad Girls Club, which I’m absolutely not going to link.
Joe Darger has been practicing with the team and is familiar with the system. He had a nice run in the NCAA tournament a few years ago.
The Flash are back in action at home tonight against the Idaho Sundiatas.
From the press release:
OREM, Utah, Jan. 19, 2010 – The Utah Flash have acquired guards Gabe Pruitt and Joe Darger. Pruitt played with the Flash in the 2008-09 season while he was on assignment from the Boston Celtics. He appeared in 18 games for the Flash and averaged 18.9 points and 3.9 assists.
Darger, a product of the Mountain West Conference, was selected by Utah in the fifth round of the 2009-10 NBA Development League draft. He was waived from the team during training camp, but has continued to be a practice player for the Flash since being waved. Darger, a rookie out of UNLV, started all 32 games of his senior year, averaging 9.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.
Recently Pruitt has played with the Los Angeles D-Fenders where he appeared in 10 games. Over that 10-game span Pruitt averaged 11.4 points per game while collecting 4.6 rebounds and dishing out 3.9 assists per game.
To make room for the two new guards the Flash have waived Lee Cummard and Jason Richards. Richards was waived due to injury.
The Flash will host the Idaho Stampede Tuesday, Jan. 19. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the McKay Events Center.