Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Former 49er Withers invited to Pan Am tryouts

Former 49ers basketball star Curtis Withers has been invited to try out for the U.S. team that will play in the Pan Am Games later this month in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Withers, a 6-8 forward, left Charlotte in 2006 as the school's seventh-leading career scorer (1,750 points) and No. 3 rebounder (1,042). He also had 46 double-doubles, second all-time at Charlotte.

Withers' pro career has sent him just about everywhere. After being drafted by the Continental Basketball Association's Atlanta franchise, he's played in Turkey, Puerto Rico, France, Turkey (again), Venezuela, Israel, Mexico, Spain and China. He also played for the Dakota Wizards of the NBA's D League.

Withers (a West Charlotte High product) also has plenty of USA Basketball experience: He played for the 2004 USA U-20 team that won a world championship and played on the U21 team that finished fifth in 2005.

15 comments:

moss2k said...

Best of luck, Curt!

Anonymous said...

Go get 'em Curt!

Anonymous said...

Good luck Curt.

Anonymous said...

Underachiever. Lazy. Uncommitted. Incompetent. Loser.

Anonymous said...

Haters gonna hate.

Best of luck Curt!!

Anonymous said...

Even as a die-hard fan and proud alum of Charlotte, Curtis did underachieve. His work ethic was nonexistant. He gave up on the team and our university. Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

7:41 and 9:45.....you have no clue what you're talking about.You are dead wrong!

Anonymous said...

Sure, he had good career numbers as a result of having the opportunity to play a significant amount of time, but he had the potential to be an iconic representative of UNC Charlotte. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

Curt was a great player and a hard worker. Just never utilized in the Lutz 3ball system. He was always a garbage man that fought for most all his points off rebounds. When with Team USA he exploded! A little small for the NBA but the work ethic is there!

Anonymous said...

Garbage is a good adjective for many reasons in regards to the all-mighty Curtis...
The majority of his bloated statistics may be a result of garbage minutes, collecting rebounds and easy lay-ups/dunks when the game had already been decided. He also failed to run back on defense, enabling him to cherry-pick throughout games.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, he was a stud in the A-10.

LOL

Alex said...

Curt was an athletic freak of nature and probably could've done more as a Niner, but I'm still a huge Withers fan and I wish him all the best.

Anonymous said...

11:02 and 11:11 I am convinced you never saw a Charlotte game while Withers was there.

Anonymous said...

Well, we know the 11:11 guy is a troll. Curt was a stud in C-USA,but neither he nor his coach made a good transition to the A10. The troll probably never saw either. Good luck to Withers.

MichaelProcton said...

Wow...what is the player pool they're drawing from, exactly? Is he competing with JuCo players for a spot on the team?