A Pip Off His Uncleâ€™s Block
By Steven Koek, Suns.com
In 1987, an unknown forward out of a small college burst onto the NBA scene and wound up with six championship rings and a place among the top players of all time.
The Suns will open training camp next week with an unknown free agent forward from a small college who hopes that history and genetics are on his side.
William Pippen, nephew of Bulls forward Scottie Pippen, went undrafted after a four-year career at Middle Tennessee State University. He has been working out at AWA the last few weeks and has been invited to participate in the Sunsâ€™ training camp, which begins September 29.
William made dramatic progress his senior year at MTSU, leading the team with six rebounds a game while averaging 15.5 ppg. He helped propel the Blue Raiders to the finals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament last season, earning all-tournament team honors in the process.
Although a long shot to crack the Sunsâ€™ regular season roster, Pippen is grateful for the opportunity to see some preseason action and is looking at the next month as a valuable learning tool in helping him reach his ultimate goal of playing in the NBA.
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That's funny... Pippen's nephew.