Each spring the National Basketball Association holds it annual player draft, and for the past few years that has consisted of just 60 selections.
And not every player drafted makes the roster of his NBA team that season.
Throw in non-drafted free agents, who sign with a team, and there are perhaps one or two spots that open each season with an NBA team.
With few opportunities in the NBA, many American players, with a Division I history, head overseas each year to begin a pro career.
Two players with ties to Laurel have played in Europe this season: Rodney Glasgow, Jr. has been in Slovakia while David Kadiri has been in Serbia.
Kadiri lived in Laurel as a...
Michael Jordan goes to the basket in the third quarter as Utah Jazz's Howard Eisley looks on during Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Salt Lake City, in this June 5, 1998 photo. Dominance, determination and unmatched skill earned Jordan the selection as the top basketball player of the century by a six-member...