In an exciting development for the Toronto Raptors franchise and fans, former player and legend Ben Uzoh has rekindled his association with the organization, this time in a new role as a pro scout.
The news was first reported by Blake Murphy of SportsNet, bringing back memories of Uzoh’s brief stint with the Raptors back in 2012.
Ben Uzoh, a six-foot-three guard from the University of Tulsa, first caught the Raptors’ attention when they signed him to a 10-day contract in 2012.
At the time, Uzoh was making waves in the NBA D-League as a member of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
His impressive stats in the D-League, where he averaged 14.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.9 assists in 20 games, earned him the opportunity to step onto the NBA stage with the Raptors.
During his time with the Toronto Raptors, Uzoh showcased his skills and versatility. As a 2010 draft pick, he made a significant impact during his 16-game tenure, recording averages of 4.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.6 assists.
His ability to contribute across multiple facets of the game made him a fan favorite and left a lasting impression on the organization.
Fast forward to 2023, and Ben Uzoh is back with the Raptors, but this time in a different capacity. The former player has taken on the role of a scout for the team.
This exciting news was confirmed by Ben himself when he reposted a tweet about his return on X (formerly Twitter), indicating his enthusiasm for the new chapter in his basketball journey.
As a pro scout, Uzoh’s intimate knowledge of the game, honed both during his time as a player and his subsequent experiences in basketball, will be an invaluable asset to the Raptors.
His ability to identify talent and understand the intricacies of the sport will undoubtedly contribute to the team’s future success.
For fans who remember Ben Uzoh’s time on the court in the Raptors’ jersey, his return as a pro scout is a heartwarming and nostalgic moment.