McCall & Cleveland Head to NBA
(St. Louis, MO) – Two explosive Ohio Valley Conference players are still pursuing their NBA dreams. Tennessee State guard Tahjere McCall and Southeast Missouri’s Antonius Cleveland will be playing in the NBA’s Summer League.
Both players are outstanding athletes that have improved with age. Cleveland who was a part of the college Dark Horse Dunker competition, signed with Portland’s summer team. The 6’6 guard averaged 16.6 points per game and 5.1 rebounds is just the second Redhawk to sign with an NBA summer team.
Tyler Stone played with Minnesota in 2015.
McCall was a two time OVC ‘Defensive Player of the Year’ and all conference performer, signed with Brooklyn. The 6’5 guard set and then broke his own Tigers’ single season steals mark during his junior and senior seasons.
Head coach Dana Ford told me once that McCall’s greatest skill was ‘playing hard’. He averaged 14.3 points and five rebounds per game for the Tigers.