Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
The Houston Rockets will add another player to their roster for training camp in rookie guard Kyle Fogg from the University of Arizona. It is a non-guaranteed contract, so Fogg will have to earn his spot on the team.
Kyle went undrafted in 2012 and will have to earn everything he gets to become a professional basketball player. He had a nice four-year career at Arizona, but like new teammate Scott Machado, they were passed by every team in the draft. In Fogg’s senior season he averaged 13 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1 steal in 32 minutes a game. He shot just 41% from the field but shot 44% from downtown.
Fogg is a combo guard who can handle the ball if needed. He’s an above average defender and also has NBA Range with his shot. He lacks size at just 6’2, 189 pounds, and outside of shooting from downtown he’s not very blessed offensively.
Kyle will have a lot of work to do to make the Rockets roster. I think it’s a long shot, but if he plays well he could find himself developing his game in the D-League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. There are too many talented guards on this roster as of now. But if any trades go down he could find himself in a great position. Fogg is very talented and could become a spark plug off the bench with his tenacious defense and outside shooting.