Kaman Returns To CMU For Macker

MOUNT PLEASANT – Another notable and talented CMU alumnus stopped by to visit campus this weekend.

Former NBA and CMU basketball star Chris Kaman was in Mount Pleasant Saturday for the annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament.

Kaman says he’s excited to be back and meet fans, and even more excited to get the chance to play the game again.

“I mean I haven’t done much since I retired a couple years ago so and I’m just trying to get back in shape, that’s kind of why I’m doing it and I’m struggling a little bit,” said Kaman. “So for me it’s just exciting to do and that’s helping me get back in shape a little bit. I don’t take it too seriously but I don’t like to lose either,” he added.

Kaman played for CMU from 2001-2003, and entered the draft early to play professionally. He was drafted in the first round by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Kaman retired in 2016 after also playing for the New Orleans Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Portland Trail Blazers.



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