Former UL Star Shawn Long Waived By Rockets
Former Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun men’s basketball standout Shawn Long is looking for a new NBA home.
Long, who played for the Cajuns from 2013-2016, was waived by the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.
A forward/center, Long appeared in 18 games for the Philadelphia Sixers last season, his first in the NBA, averaging 8.2 PPG and 4.7 RPG in just 13.0 minutes per contest.
Prior to signing with the Sixers, Long was a standout in the G League, averaging a double-double (20.2 PPG, 11.1 RPG) in 39 games for the Delaware 87ers.
The 24-year old Long was traded to the Rockets in the offseason,
A native of Morgan City, scored 2,342 points and compiled 1,447 rebounds in his career at UL, becoming the first player to school history to score 2,000 points, while also pulling down 1,000 rebounds.
Long’s career points are the third-most in Cajun basketball history, while his rebound number ranks first.
The 6-foot-9, 248-pound Long was named a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection three times.
Hopefully, Long will sign with another team soon. His impressive play in his 18 games last season leads one to believe that will happen.