March 19, 2013
Ben Pepper - Pepper essentially retired after the 2007/08 season, but has played the last three summers in Australia's Western Australia State Basketball League for the Geraldton Buccaneers. Last year, however, he averaged only 7/5 in five games before having season ending knee surgery. This year, Pepper has joined Hawks Basketball Club, who play in the Geraldton Amateur Basketball Association; he will play for the men's team, while simultaneously coaching the women's.
April 19, 2011
Ben Pepper - Ben Pepper retired after the 2008 season after 12 NBL seasons. But now, he's back playing again. For the last two years, Pepper has joined up with his home town team, the Geraldton Buccaneers, who play in Australia's second tier, Western Australia-centic, semi-pro summer time State Basketball League. Pepper averages 19.8 points and 10.8 rebounds.
April 2, 2011
[...] The draft rights to Ben Pepper and Josip Sesar, held by the Celtics for the longest time, no longer exist due to the two player's respective retirements. As we'll see later, many players on this list have retired, yet their rights continue to be listed as held by their respective NBA teams. The reason for this is unclear. Maybe the Celtics do more diligent paperwork.
April 13, 2010
- Ben Pepper
Celtics draft pick Ben Pepper never signed in the NBA, and, apart from a very unexpected trip to the ABA (the American one) in 2002, Pepper played only in Australia's NBL between 1996 and 2008. My Aussie mate Geordie insists that The Sultan played for the New Zealand Breakers last season, but I can't find anything that corroborates that, and all the evidence points to the contrary. So I'm going to go ahead and assume that Geordie is insane.