Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Ish Muhammad to sign with the ABA's Knoxville Noise; Tarver as well?

Looks like the Ish will sign a contract for the 2006-2007 ABA season with the Knoxville Noise of the ABA. It also looks like Gavin Raiteri, CEO and co-owner of the team is pretty excited about signing Muhammad.

"We're thrilled to have a player of his caliber coming to this city and this team. He's going to bring an exciting above-the-rim style of basketball to the city. It's going to be something the fans will not want to miss."

And look who else is going to Join Muhammad on the team

Coming to Noise tryouts along with Isma'il will be his former Yellow Jacket teammate, Theodis Tarver, as well as his older brother Aleem Muhammad. Tarver is a 6'9" center who will bring some size and power to the Knoxville Noise. He is an outstanding shot blocker and an excellent post defender. He was a member of the 2003-2004 Georgia Tech squad that reached the Final Four in the NCAA tournament.

If you read the article, the nice thing about all of this is that two members of the Knoxville Noise family, team President Ashley Raiteri and his father Mark Raiteri are former Yellow Jackets themselves. They are pretty excited about bringing Muhammad and Tarver along.

"I'm so excited to have these talented players possibly playing for the Noise. I've been following Georgia Tech basketball for years and knowing that they might be coming to play for my team is just amazing."

Muhammad to sign with the ABA's Noise, Tarver too?