Creighton center Gregory Echenique will get the opportunity to pursue his dream of an NBA career after the former Creighton center agreed to play in the NBA Summer League the Toronto Raptors organization.
A 6-foot-9 center from Guatire, Venezuela, Echenique averaged 10.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots in three years (101 games) with Creighton. Echenique became CU’s first player named MVC Defensive Player of the Year in 2011-12 and is the only player in program history to earn three honors on The Valley’s All-Defensive Team. Echenique twice was named to the MVC’s All-Tournament Team, and earned honorable-mention All-MVC accolades following his senior year with the Bluejays. He graduated from Creighton with a degree in International Business in May. [Read more…]