October 27, 2001 |
New Jersey rookie forward Brian Scalabrine, a former USC standout, will miss up to the first three months of the NBA season after breaking his right foot in the Nets' exhibition finale against Detroit on Friday night. "He was running upcourt and he heard a pop," Nets' President Rod Thorn said after the game. X-rays disclosed a break in the smallest of the five long bones in the foot that run from the ankle to the toes. Scalabrine was the 35th player taken in last summer's NBA draft.
December 12, 2000 |
After a day and a half to reflect on his performance against UC Santa Barbara, when he shot only six times, scoring only seven points, USC center Brian Scalabrine admitted Monday he is struggling. "I'm not sure what's going on with me," he said. "I'm not really getting into a flow right now. . . . "I know I haven't played well. I've got to turn it around and play better. I've done some good things defensively, but it's just real hard for me right now to get a flow in the offense."
March 3, 1999 |
A week after flu symptoms put forward Jarvis Turner out of action against Washington, center Brian Scalabrine has fallen ill. Scalabrine's illness could not have come at a worse time, with the Trojans scrambling for a berth in the National Invitation Tournament and playing their final two games on the road against Arizona and Arizona State. "We're sure [Scalabrine] is going to play Thursday, but what kind of energy is he going to have?" Coach Henry Bibby asked. "He's a guy we depend on."
November 29, 1999 |
A 2-3 record notwithstanding, USC has made it through one of the toughest weeks it will face this season in relatively good shape. The Trojans had only one bad loss among the three (Utah State) and, this being a week-to-week thing, there were no long-term injuries to their top six players. The only one hobbled is sixth man Jarvis Turner, who missed the last two games of the Maui Tournament because of a bad left foot but played sparingly against Duke in Saturday's John Wooden Classic.
January 22, 2001 |
Thirteen points is not a breakout game. And Brian Scalabrine knows it. The Trojans don't mind riding on the breakout season Sam Clancy appears to be having. But if they are going to compete with Stanford, Arizona and UCLA, another consistent scoring threat must emerge. Scalabrine began the season as a Wooden and Naismith candidate. When he averaged 27 points in the Yahoo! Sports Invitational tournament in Hawaii, the 6-foot-9 center looked ready for a big senior season.
December 12, 1998 |
Kansas will start a formidable big man in 7-foot center Eric Chenowith against USC tonight, but Coach Roy Williams doesn't expect to dominate the Trojans' frontline of Brian Scalabrine, Jarvis Turner and Jeff Trepagnier. "Both their big guys, Jarvis and Brian, can run the floor about as good as anyone I have seen around," Williams said. "Jeff is about as athletic as anyone I have ever had." The compliment might be of particular interest to Scalabrine when tipoff comes around.