Vernon Macklin was selected by the Pistons with the No. 52 overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft.
According to HoopsHype.com, former Pistons center Vernon Macklin has signed a contract with Gaziantep of the Turkish League.
Macklin’s agent Greg Nunn spoke to HoopsHype about the decision to head overseas.
“Vernon decided to turn down three NBA camp invites,” Nunn said. “He feels he needs to play to showcase his talents and return to the NBA next year.”
Detroit Pistons rookie forward Vernon Macklin has been sent to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.
Macklin has averaged 1.4 points and 0.9 rebounds in 19 games this season. He was the 52nd pick in last year's draft.
Detroit's Charlie Villanueva recently returned from a right ankle injury that had kept him out most of the season. Macklin didn't play...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2012
Vernon Macklin has appeared in 19 games this season with the Pistons averaging 1.4 points and 0.9 rebounds in 4.2 minutes per game.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons on Sunday assigned rookie forward Vernon Macklin to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.
Macklin has appeared in 19 games this season, averaging 1.4 points and 0.9 rebounds in 4.2 minutes. He scored a season-high five points vs. Dallas on Jan. 10 and had a season-high four rebounds at Oklahoma City Jan. 23.
He’s the poster boy for the December Wallpaper Calendar and now he’s been tooned.
I’m putting my money on Vernon Macklin being the Pistons breakout of the season. I’m sure the nickname will come as soon as he we see him play. Excited to see him on the Palace floor for the first time tomorrow.
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