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Ryan Boatright Makes Clippers’ G-League Training Camp Roster

Can Boat use this as a springboard to a spot on an NBA roster?

Ryan Boatright puts up a three from the corner. Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

It looks like former UConn great Ryan Boatright will have another shot at playing basketball stateside. After a local tryout with the G-League’s Agua Caliente Clippers, Boatright made the training camp roster and will now compete for a spot on the team.

The 2014 national champion last saw NBA in action in 2015, but he was waived by the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 25.

The AC Clippers are the G-League affiliate of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and finalized the training camp roster for their second season in team history earlier today. The 25-year-old Boatright joins Brandon Fields (Nevada), Shawn Johnson (Incarnate Word) and Evan Taylor (Nebraska) as local tryout players that made the training camp.

Before joining the AC Clippers, Boatright had spent time overseas with the Turkish squad Besiktas and as a member of the Armenian basketball team. He averaged 9.6 points and shot 34 percent from the 3-point line last season for Besiktas and was a force for Armenia in the EuroCup, averaging 23 points and 9.5 assists in two games last season.

While Boatright may have long odds to make the AC Clippers roster, his athleticism, scoring ability and tenacious defense give him a better chance than most to stick and his return has generated some buzz amongst those who closely follow the G-League.