News of the day
The Stampede opened camp Tuesday with 17 players at the Boys & Girls Club. Coach Mike Peck must cut the roster to 10 players by Nov. 21 and although the coaching staff believes that Coby Karl (6-foot-5, Boise State), Justin Holiday (6-6, Washington) and Dallas Lauderdale (6-8, Ohio State) have a strong chance to make the team, the message has been conveyed that there are no guarantees. Karl, Holiday and Lauderdale are camp invitees with the teams hybrid single-affiliate team, the Portland Trail Blazers. We want to promote an atmosphere of urgency and performance, Peck said.
Player of the day: Coby Karl
The former Stampede player sees a role as team leader this season and maybe even coaching in the future. Karl is the son of Denver Nuggets coach George Karl. At this point in my career in my life the next step for me will be coaching. I had a great opportunity in NBA Summer League with the Timberwolves and there I did the same thing: try to break the gap between the coaches and the players. ... At this level, at this time of year, its more cerebral than physical. The guys who will start excelling are the guys who can take what coach is teaching us and put it on the floor.
Idaho vs. Reno Bighorns, at Albert Lowry High School, Winnemucca, Nev., Monday, 8 p.m.
Idaho at Los Angeles D-Fenders, Nov. 28, 8 p.m.
Austin Toros at Idaho, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., CenturyLink Arena
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