FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Since playing the 2010-11 season in Fort Wayne with the Mad Ants of the NBA D-League Chris Kramer has been a world traveler, playing professionally in Puerto Rico and Europe.
Starting Saturday the Huntington North graduate is getting a chance to showcase his skills in the states as a member of the Houston Rockets summer league team that will compete in Orlando.
“I’ll do whatever it takes,” Kramer said. “I feel like that’s something I’ve always done. It’s more about the team than it is about myself. If they need me to go there and play defense, I’ll go there and play defense. If they need me to go there and pass the ball to Dwight Howard and James Harden and let them do their thing, you know I’ll do whatever it takes. I think just that attitude is something that not a lot of people have going into the NBA. So hopefully that’s something that can rub off and maybe give me an opportunity.”
Kramer, who has played the last two season with EWE Baskets Oldenburg in Oldenburg, Germany flew out of Fort Wayne Tuesday afternoon.
Known for his stingy defense at Purdue, Kramer will be looking to showcase an improved offensive repertoire to the Rockets coaching staff. Kramer says he’s worked especially hard on developing his ball-handling skills, as he projects as a point guard on the NBA level.
The Rockets begin summer league play in Orlando at 3 p.m. on Saturday with a game against the Detroit Pistons.