Former NBA All-Star in Independant League Baseball Camp

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) - Baseball was Tracy McGrady's first love.

His talent as a basketball player pushed baseball aside in high school, but he never gave up his dream to play again.

So at age 34 after a 15-year career in the NBA, the 6-foot-8 McGrady is trying to earn a contract as a pitcher with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League.

McGrady says he's confident in his abilities and that making the team would fulfill a "lifelong dream."

McGrady starting playing baseball at age 5 and was a two-sport star until he transferred to Mount Zion Christian Academy, which doesn't have a baseball team, for his senior year in high school.

The seven-time All-Star retired from the NBA in 2013 after playing for several teams including the Toronto Raptors, Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic.


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