After eight years as a basketball vagabond that took him from Turkey to the NBA Finals, Gary Neal will cherish a rare opportunity to revisit his roots this week.
On Tuesday, the former Towson University star will begin training camp with his new team, the Washington Wizards. And he'll do so on the Baltimore County campus where he set scoring records and wrestled his life onto its current course.
"A lot of memories there," Neal said Monday as the Wizards held their annual preseason Media Day. The team will practice at Towson from Tuesday through Thursday this week.
"It's an opportunity a lot of guys in the NBA don't get," he said, "so I'm...