Former UNCW men’s basketball star Keith Rendleman is one of 14 players on the Charlotte Hornets’ roster as the NBA team opens mini-camp in preparation for the upcoming Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League.
Rendleman, 24, has spent the last two seasons playing in Korea and Switzerland following a four-year career with the Seahawks. He was a two-time First-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection at UNCW and ranks first in rebounding (1,055), fourth in scoring (1,516), third in blocked shots (132) and fifth in steals (140) on the career charts. Rendleman recorded 42 career double-doubles, second only to all-time great Brian Rowsom (50).
The Hornets recently hold a three-day mini camp at the Novant Health Training Center inside Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte before departing for Orlando, Florida.
Rendleman, who was coached at UNCW by current Charlotte Hornets scout Buzz Peterson, had a brief tryout for the then-Charlotte Bobcats two years ago before taking his game to Korea.
Among the players on the Charlotte roster are 2015 first-round draft pick Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin, 2014 first-round pick P.J. Hairston (North Carolina) and two-year NBA veteran Troy Daniels (VCU).
Associate Head Coach Patrick Ewing will serve as head coach of the team’s summer league squad for the second straight year.