Bullets cut ex-Terp Archer

October 14, 1992|By Alan Goldstein | Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. -- Former Maryland guard Rudy Archer was one of three players Washington Bullets coach Wes Unseld cut from his training camp roster after practice last night.

Free-agent forwards Craig Upchurch of Kansas and Derek Strong of Xavier, who had a 10-day trial with the Bullets last season, also were released. That left 15 players in camp, with first-round draft choice Tom Gugliotta of N.C. State still unsigned.

"It's just business," Archer said. "I was satisfied with the way I played, but I guess it came down to experience and [free agent] Tom Garrick's got more than I do as a pro."

Archer, a former All-Metro prep pick in Baltimore, played on season at Maryland (1987-88) before being declared academically ineligible. He completed his degree at St. Mary's College in San Antonio.

Archer said he would confer with his agent, Jean Fugett, befor considering another tryout.

"Rudy acquitted himself well," said Unseld, "but this is jus another level of competition.

"I'd rather release these guys now than hold them and keethem from possibly making it with another NBA team."

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