The 5-10 undrafted PG out of Long Beach State, Casper Ware, will play for the Detroit Pistons Summer League team. He worked out 4 #Blazers.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 29, 2012
A lot of Pistons fans were hoping for Scott Machado once he went undrafted, but it sounds like there is heavy competition for his services. Ware is a 5-foot-10 senior point guard from Long Beach State. He averaged 17.4 points and 3.4 assists per game as a senior while shooting 36 percent from three. Here’s Chad Ford’s scouting report on Ware:
Ware and Missouri Tigers guard Marcus Denmon matched up against each other in 3-on-3 play at the Santa Barbara workout. Ware is quicker and more aggressive as a defender. He’s totally unafraid to get up in your grill and disrupted Denmon on a number of players.
Hey, that sounds OK. After all, the Pistons need a tough, pass-first pure point gua … what? What’s that, Chad?
More of a combo guard than a point guard
So he could be a younger Will Bynum, I guess? Joe D loves him some hybrid guards. At any rate, I love watching Mid-Major guys earn their way into the NBA (personally, I’m pulling for my fellow Oakland alum Reggie Hamilton to fight his way onto a roster this summer). The Pistons need guard help, but not a scoring guard. So if Ware is going to win a spot this summer, hopefully he wows the Pistons with his passing ability.