Miskiri Makes NBA as Member of Charlotte Hornets
Posted: November 4, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
George Mason’s Jason Miskiri has made it to the National Basketball Association. Miskiri, a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets since preseason practice started on Oct. 5, was one of 12 players on the Hornets’ opening game roster.
Miskiri was a major contributor to last season’s Patriot team, which captured its first-ever Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular season title and the school’s second CAA Tournament championship and National Collegiate Athletic Association bid. A first team all-CAA performer and all-tournament selection, Miskiri averaged 15.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.9 assists. He was 4th in the CAA in scoring, 4th in steals, 5th in assists, 10th in turnover ratio, and 18th in three-point percentage. He led the team in assists 19 times, in scoring 15 times, and in rebounding once. Miskiri scored a career-high 34 points in his final home game against American University and was a two-time CAA Player of the Week.
“I am excited, honored, and thankful to have an opportunity to prove myself at this level,” says Miskiri. “It will be a great challenge to show them what I can do and a thrill to play with guys like Eddie Jones and others who I have followed in the NBA.”
Miskiri finished his career at George Mason as 13th in career scoring (15.8), 9th in career three-pointers (82), 2nd in career steals average (1.9), 11th in career steals (98), and 14th in career assists (205).