Tracy McGrady to make professional debut May 10

The Sugar Land Skeeters’ right-handed pitcher Tracy McGrady will make his professional debut for the club on Saturday, May 10 against the Atlantic League opponent Somerset Patriots, with first pitch scheduled for 6:05 p.m. CT. Fans are encouraged to tune in to ESPN3, ESPN’s digital platform and carrier of all 70 Sugar Land Skeeters home games this season.

Following the outing, McGrady will be made available to the media at Constellation Field. Media planning to attend are asked to RSVP with MJ Burns at mj@sugarlandskeeters.com.

Saturday’s start will mark McGrady’s first regular season appearance of 2014 and the first of his professional baseball career. The 6-foot-8 right-hander is scheduled to start and be kept to a limited pitch count. McGrady officially made the Skeeters Opening Day roster as a Spring Training invitee, tossing 1.0 inning and allowing three hits in his last outing against Alvin Community College in April.

McGrady, 34, spent 16 years in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors (1997-2000), Orlando Magic (2000-04), Houston Rockets (2004-09), New York Knicks (2009-10), Detroit Pistons (2010-11) and Atlanta Hawks (2011-12). During that span, McGrady earned two scoring titles (2002-04), seven All-Star Game nominations (2001-07) and was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2001. In 2013, McGrady retired with more than 18,000 points and 5,000 rebounds in his career.

For more information and questions on how to watch the Skeeters on ESPN3, visit the team’s website at www.SugarLandSkeeters.com or call the Constellation Field main office at 281-240-4487. A complete promotional schedule, game times and information on how to purchase tickets are also available on the team’s website.

About the Sugar Land Skeeters

The Sugar Land Skeeters, who captured an all-time best Atlantic League record of 95-45 in 2013, are led by former Major Leaguer Gary Gaetti and will host the 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game on July 16, 2014 at Constellation Field.

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