Every four years, the NCAA allows schools to embark on a foreign exhibition tour, and along with the games comes an opportunity to practice 10 times in preparation for it. Those additional practices usually give schools a jump on preparing for the regular season a couple of months later. So hopefully we'll go over there and get a little bit better basketball-wise, but most of getting better basketball-wise is going to take place here, in Lawrence.
Professional career[ edit ] Miami Heat — [ edit ] After working out for 13 teams, Chalmers was drafted with the 34th overall pick in the second round of the NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
When asked immediately after being drafted how many times he had watched his overtime-forcing three-pointer against Memphis in the NCAA championship , Chalmers responded, "a million times.
On September 3, , Chalmers and fellow former Kansas Jayhawks teammate Darrell Arthur were excused from the NBA's rookie transition program after they were caught in their hotel room smoking cannabis with two women.
On November 5, in just his fourth NBA game, Chalmers set a franchise record for steals in a game with nine. The next day, he was ruled out indefinitely with a torn ligament in his left thumb. Chalmers had 15 points, four rebounds, two assists, and a steal.
He scored 12 points in the fourth quarter to help the Heat win the game. It was Chalmers' first NBA title.
He tied the Heat's record for most three-pointers in a game. In the sixth game of the series, on June 18, he scored 20 points to help the Heat secure a win.
He won his second championship on June 20, as the Heat defeated the Spurs to conclude an intense seven game series. The Heat ended up losing the series in five games.
He was subsequently waived by the Grizzlies. On July 19, , Chalmers re-signed with the Grizzlies. Chalmers Foundation, which supports athletic and educational programs for children and also helps fund programs for breast cancer research.
The U17 team is one of the top ranked teams in the nation and competes in the UAA. He has an older sister named Roneka, who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.