It's been a long time coming, but sophomore Tommie McCune finally made his Oakland debut after sitting out for a season (and being kicked off the team and later reinstated), scoring a game-high 22 points and pulling down seven rebounds in Oakland's exhibition win over Tiffin Tuesday at the O'rena.
Oakland coach Greg Kampe stressed patience in evaluating McCune
, who played just 58 minutes over 13 games before transferring from West Virginia:
“I don’t think we can think anything of
Tommie,” Kampe told The Oakland Post. “It’s his first game. He hasn’t played in two
years. He’s a top-100 recruit. We’ve never had that before.”
McCune also made a memorable 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to extend the Golden Grizzlies' lead at the break. Watch the clip below of the Horizon League Network broadcast:
And check out his reaction via HLN screengrab:
McCune told The Oakland Post: "I probably just got lucky. I actually thought (Travis) Bader was going to shoot it, but he passed it and I just put it up."