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Scott Vandermeer Ready to Rejoin Summer Leagues



JUNE 5, 2014, CINCINNATI, OH - From Chicago to Venezuela, Switzerland and Japan, Scott VanderMeer has played basketball around the world and back. While he enjoyed his time abroad, the NBA Summer Leagues is an event he's excited about working his way back into.

'This is where I can prove that I belong in the NBA,' said VanderMeer about the Summer Leagues. 'I can also show how much I've improved after my experience abroad.'

Measuring in at an even 7 foot, the Dyer, IN, native isn't a novice to the Summer Leagues. As part of the 2009 Indiana Pacers Summer League roster, he honed his versatile skills as a center.

'It was a great opportunity to get up every day and play the game,' said VanderMeer of his time with the Pacers. 'I held my own during that summer and did what I had to do. It was awesome to play with and learn from some truly superstar athletes.'

A graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago [UIC] and reigning all-time record holder at the school and in the Horizon League for most blocked shots in a single season, VanderMeer found himself invited to the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in 2009 before the NBA Draft. After finishing up the summer with the Pacers, VanderMeer racked up four championships between 2010 and 2012, in Switzerland, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and in the NBA D-League with the Iowa Energy.

'Other countries play the game differently in nuanced ways,' said VanderMeer of his time abroad. 'For example in the US, we foul pretty hard, which was something to get used to. In some countries they dribble differently. Everywhere you go, there's an aspect that's different, but it gives you the opportunity to improve on each of those things. Combine all of those and you're a much better-rounded player.'

For the 2013-14 season, VanderMeer found himself in Japan's NBDL with the Toyota Tsusho Fighting Eagles Nagoya. In addition to leading the team to the championship, the center was also named the MVP of the league's All-Star game with 31 points, 21 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks.

By season's end, he finished 6th in the league in points per game/1st on his team (19.9 PPG), 5th in the league for average rebounds per game (13.2 RPG), and 2nd in the league in average blocked shots per game (2.6 BPG).

After such an impeccable season, VanderMeer is back in the States, prepping for his shot in the NBA Summer Leagues.

'I've been training every day for four to five hours at a facility in Cincinnati, where everyone from the Bengals players to professional baseball players come to train,' said VanderMeer of his preparation. 'With this training as well as my experience abroad, I'm hoping to go into the Summer Leagues and show how I've blossomed as a player.' With such a well-rounded resume, VanderMeer is more than ready to shine in the NBA.

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