Jerome Dyson is getting a shot in the NBA. Dyson, who was prospering in the D-League with the Tulsa 66ers, was called up by the New Orleans Hornets and signed to a 10-day contract. Dyson, who played at UConn, was cut by the Hornets at the end of training camp on Dec. 24 and returned for a second year in Tulsa, where he started all 44 games, averaging 17.8 points, 3.9 assists, 3.5 rebounds per game.
To get this shot, Dyson, 6-foo-3, who has been a shooting guard most of his career, was trying to develop his skills at point-guard.
“I’m trying to add versatility to my game,” Dyson told me in an interview a couple of weeks ago. “I’ve learned scoring isn’t everything. If I make an NBA team, I’m not going to come in and score a lot of points.”