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Massey drafted by NBA

basketballhoopsGermantown native Bruce Massey, a 6-foot-3 guard from Middle Tennessee State University, was selected last week in the National Basketball Association’s Development League Draft.

Massey, a Seneca Valley product, was the first pick in the eighth round. He was chosen by the Massachusetts-based Springfield Armor, an affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets.

During Friday’s NBDL Draft, Massey took a break in his training and followed the draft online while on the MTSU campus. When he found out he had been selected, the guard was elated, he said. 

“I felt great,” said Massey. “I was really excited because watching the draft I was getting a little nervous.”

Massey helped lead MTSU to the Sun Belt Conference regular season championship last season, a campaign that saw the Blue Raiders finish 28-6 and earn the school’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in 24 years.

Since last season ended, Massey has been busy preparing for the next phase of his career. Prior to June’s NBA Draft, Massey attended workout sessions at Verizon Center after receiving an invitation from the Washington Wizards.

Playing alongside highly-regarded NBA prospects such as Georgetown’s Otto Porter, Jr., Duke’s Mason Plumlee and North Carolina’s Dexter Strickland, Massey performed dribbling drills, shooting drills and played three on three, describing his workout as a “good experience.”

During the summer, Massey competed in the Goodman League at Barry Farms in Washington, D.C. where he competed against NBA superstar and local product Kevin Durant.

“He’s really hard to guard,” said Massey, who played on the Lincoln Park team. “Anybody who can contain Durant I’ve got to give them their props. He’s a true guard that’s really 6-11. He’ll post you up if you’re a smaller guard but he wants to hem you up out on the perimeter and cross you up and get to the basket. He has great range.”

The Springfield Armor have also acquired former Churchill standout Jerome Dyson and Massey looks forward to heading to training camp with a fellow Montgomery County product.

“That would be nice if we played together,” said Massey.

Massey, who was named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year last season, said he also looks forward to playing at the next level and perhaps someday getting a shot in the NBA.

“I think playing in the D-League would be a really good experience for me,” he said. “It will give me a chance to showcase my talents.”

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