Former Mountain Lion gets Nuggets tryout

published June 28, 2003

Former University of Colorado at Colorado Springs star Kevin Fletcher was one of four players selected from a group of over 200 players to participate in the Denver Nuggets Rookie/Free Agent Camp, July 7-12 at the Pepsi Center.

Fletcher, Ganon Baker, Ramon Taylor and Pierre Wooten were selected from an open tryout held Saturday. The Nuggets guaranteed that three players would be brought to the camp, but exceeded their expectations by selecting four players instead. One of the four players will be picked to join the Nuggets entry in the L.A. Summer Pro League in Long Beach, Calif., July 12-17.

Fletcher, a graduate of Denver East High School, played for CU-Colorado Springs from 1999-2002. In 2001-02, his senior season, the 6-foot-10 center led the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in scoring (20.4 points per game) and rebounding (10.0 per game). He was the first player to lead the RMAC in both categories since the 1992-93 season.

His scoring and rebounding totals as a senior are both the second-highest in school history for a single season.

Fletcher is CU-Colorado Springs all-time leading shot blocker and also holsd the single-season mark. He is also second all time in rebounding and seventh in scoring.

Fletcher, 23, played professionally with Casino Gianisio of the LCB League in Portugal this past season. He is CU-Colorado Springs' all-time leader in career blocked shots, and is also the only basketball player in school history to be named to the All-Region team.

Baker, 30, was named to the Atlantic-10 Conference All-Rookie Team following his freshman year at Duquesne University before transferring to the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He has also played professionally in Iceland.

Taylor, 22, is from Louisville, Ky. and played at Eastern Illinois University from 2001-2003.

Wooten, 22, is from Cincinnati and played at Winthrop (S.C.) University from 1998-2003.



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