Roderick Flemings is down, but he isn’t out for the count.
The former Hawaii swingman’s dream of making it to the NBA was dealt another blow as his hometown Dallas Mavericks passed him over for a spot on the team’s NBA Summer League squad.
The 6-foot-7 Flemings, who was not selected in last week’s NBA Draft, failed to beat out a group of 12 to 15 other invitees in a two-day mini camp despite a solid showing, Flemings’ agent Michael Hart said.
"They’re pretty stocked up on the wings," Hart said. "I had good feedback; they felt he did a good job, (but) there’s not a spot there. So working the phones right now, trying to get something else situated. But it was a good experience for him getting to go to camp with his hometown team."
Hart said the Mavericks added "a couple guys" from the group.
While Flemings remains in Dallas, his agent’s focus now is to find a home for him on any summer-league team. If nothing opens up,
Flemings will likely head to Europe as opposed to trying the NBA’s D-League.
"He’s working out, ready to go wherever the next opportunity is," Hart said. "The NBA is Plan A. Plan B, if we get to the end of July and he doesn’t get what he wants at that point, (Europe) will be that next step to pursue that NBA dream."
Flemings averaged 16.6 points per game in two seasons at Hawaii. Just short of cracking the school’s 1,000-point scorer list, Flemings made the Western Athletic Conference’s All-Newcomer team and was an All-WAC second team selection as a junior.