RICHMOND, Va. – The first weekend of VCU's magical 2011 Final Four run saw the Black & Gold invade the city of Chicago and the United Center, home of the Bulls.
Former VCU basketball standout Jamie Skeen is getting a chance to possibly make the United Center his home for a while as the former Ram will be a part of the Bulls' squad in the NBA Summer League.
The Bulls are one of 23 NBA franchises that will have a team in the summer league, with games slated for July 13-22 in Las Vegas. Games will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion with the entire schedule being shown on NBA TV.
This will be the eighth consecutive summer that the league has been held in Las Vegas with each squad playing a total of five games over the course of 10 days.
Skeen spent this past year playing in Europe with two different squads, ASVEL (France) and Ironi Ashkelon (Israel). He played 19 games with the Tony Parker-owned ASVEL team, averaging 3.2 points and 1.5 rebounds in just under 11 minutes per game.
He then moved over to Ironi Ashkelon, where he played nearly 29 minutes a night, averaging nine points and 4.8 rebounds, while shooting over 50% from the field.
The Charlotte, N.C. native was the driving force behind VCU's magical Final Four run, being named the Southwest Region Most Outstanding Player. During the run, he averaged 17.5 points, 6.7 rebound ad shot 55% from beyond the arc and 48% from the field.
In less than two full seasons at VCU (he had to sit out the first semester of 2009-10 due to NCAA transfer rules), Skeen scored 838 points, grabbed 412 rebounds and shot nearly 52% from the field.
Official NBA Summer League rosters will be announced in late June-early July.