D-League Draft Day!

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via www.nba.com

 

Woohoo! After tonight we'll actually have rosters to discuss! Hurrah!

By the way, if you want to watch, the whole thing is on NBATV tonight starting at 7PM EST. They'll be streaming Rounds 2-10 online at D-League.com as well.

 

Talked to 66ers Basketball operations manager Brandon Barnett last night, and they were still waiting for the final list to decide. IF we hear anything, you'll be the first to know.

Also, spoke to Colorado Head Coach Bob MacKinnon. Again, you're not going to get the actual pick out of them, but he did give me his top players and they included Chris Richard, David Noel, Smush Parker, and James Mays.

Word has it there's a deal in the works to send Utah's pick to Dakota for Dontell Jefferson. Again, we'll keep you updated.

Consider this an open thread for any questions or comments.

We almost have rosters!

 

UPDATE 3:41EST: Couple of trade rumors out there. Utah is shopping their first round pick to Dakota for Dontell Jefferson. And the 66ers are asking for the Thunderbirds' second rounder for Keith Closs. Neither deal is done at this time.

Update: 4:28PM EST: Things are getting crazy. We hear Idaho and the 66ers, with the number one pick, are looking to trade. Sioux Falls should make a bid, as should Dakota. This might turn into the Chris Richard arms race.

 

Additionally, here's our preliminary mock of the top of the draft.

 

1.  Tulsa 66ers: James Mays: We can't believe it ourselves, but this is what we're hearing was last reported. 1 and 2 are almost locks, consider them the Beasley-Rose of the D-League Draft. (Update: We're hearing rumors that Tulsa is looking to trade their first rounder. Dakota's got the most assets, but there are a few others that could do so as well.)

2. Colorado Chris Richard: D-League vet. Everyone loves him. Almost made Minnesota's roster. Huge talent but also likely to be gone in a call-up.

3. Idaho Stampede: David Noel: This guy could go high as 1, low as 6. Consider him the OJ Mayo of the draft. 

4.Sioux Falls Skyforce: Jamareo Davidson- We here this is a lock.

5. Bakersfield: If Noel or Mays make it this far, this is where they're going.If not, look for Derrick Byars. Experience, experience, experience to complement Justin Reed, nursing a foot injury.

6. Fort Wayne Mad Ants: Smush Parker- It's Smush, but top point guards are hard to find. It'll be interesting to see if the Mad Ants try and replace Samb with another big.

 

 

Here's some other general observations. 

Big men are in short supply.

 

Here's the final draft list:

 

 

Last First School/Country Year Pos. Ht. Wt.
Adams Michael Youngstown St. 2006 C 6-11 235
Adler Jerod Indiana St. 2005 PF 6-9 235
Aikens Travis Marshall 2007 SG 6-4
Allen Derrick Valdosta St. 2007 SG 6-5 215
Allen Ronald Cincinnati 2007 PF 6-9 235
Ambres Mildon S. Nazarene 2007 G/F 6-5 200
Anderson Michael VCU 2008 SF 6-7
Ard Eddie Lipscomb 2008 G/F 6-5 195
Axon Jarred E. Michigan 2008 PG 5-11 180
Ayuso Larry USC 1999 SG 6-3 202
Bang  Sung-Yoon Korea
G/F 6-5 200
Bangura Alpha St. John's (NY) 2002 SG 6-4 195
Barber Stephen UT-Arlington 2002 PG 5-10 175
Barnes Kenny USF 2005 SF 6-7 210
Barrow Matthew Lamar 2008 SG 6-4 185
Bausley Alex Sacramento St. 2007 PF 6-7 245
Beacham Donny UT-Arlington 2004 SF 6-5 200
Beaulah Warren Brewton Parker College 2007 SG 6-4 195
Belfor Jomo JMU 2006 PG 6-0 185
Bell Jeremy Williams Baptist College 2005 PG 6-0 185
Benjamin Keith Pittsburgh 2008 SG 6-2 190
Berghoefer David W. Carolina 2006 C 6-11 235
Berishvili Mikheil Georgia
PF 6-9 195
Blackwell Tim UMKC 2008 SG 6-4 195
Bowie Nate C. Arkansas 2008 PG 6-0 175
Bright Ryan Sam Houston St. 2008 SF 6-6 225
Bright Roy Delaware St. 2008 SF 6-6 225
Britto Joseph UMASS - Dartmouth 2005 SG 6-5 185
Broadus Caheem Delaware St. 2006 G 6-3 185
Brown Parrish Maryland 2007 PG 6-1 180
Brown Nate St. Peter's 2002 PG 6-1 185
Brown Calvin Norfolk St. 2007 PF 6-9 220
Brown Jamaal Cal. St. Fullerton 2006 PF 6-7 240
Brown Marshall Missouri 2008 SF 6-6 205
Butler Keith DePaul 2007 C 7-1 260
Byars Derrick Vanderbilt 2007 SG 6-7 220
Carlisle Geno California 1999 SG 6-3 200
Carter Maurice Robert Morris 2005 PG 6-0 180
Champion Tony Sacramento St. 2004 C 6-10 265
Clack Kris Texas   1999 SF 6-5 225
Clarke John Point Loma 2007 SG 6-3 190
Coleman Dominique Colorado 2007 SG 6-3 190
Coleman Anthony Long Beach St. 2005 PF 6-10 220
Cook Casey UCSB 2005 F 6-8 220
Cox Robert S. Polytechnic St. 2007 SG 6-5 200
Cox Torrington King College 2007 F 6-7 210
Darden Pierre Cumberlands 2007 PF 6-9 210
Davidson Jermareo Alabama 2007 PF/C 6-10 230
Davis Lorenzo Mountain St. 2005 F/C 6-10 220
Davis Shaun New Mexico St. 2007 PG 5-11 180
Davis Bennet Northeastern 2007 SF 6-8 220
Davis Ryan Langston University 2005 G 6-2 195
Davison Andrew Emporia St. 2008 SG 6-3 195
Day Quinton UMKC 2007 PG 6-0 180
Dial Derrick E. Michigan 1998 SG 6-4 195
Doss Marcus




Drisdom Tim Utah 2006 PG 6-3 185
Easterling Charles Kilgore JC 2003 G/F 6-3 220
Ehambe Moses Oral Roberts 2008 SF 6-6 200
English Carlos Cleveland St. 2007 PG 5-7 175
Epps Rodrick UT-Arlington 2008 PG 6-0 180
Ervin Gary Arkansas 2008 PG 5-11 180
Evans Brian Texas A&M 2004 PG 6-1 185
Ewing Austin NC A&T 2008 PG 5-11 180
Forbes Gary UMASS 2008 G/F 6-6 220
Fox Isaiah Arizona 2006 PF 6-9 270
Francis Richard Tarleton St. 2007 SG 6-4 195
Francis Andrew UTSA 2008 SF 6-7
Freeman Gabe Mesa CC 2006 F 6-8 205
Garland KJ UNC-Asheville 2008 PG 6-1 185
Gibson Fred Georgia 2004 G/F 6-4 185
Gibson Drew Wofford 2008 PG 6-2 185
Gilder Trey Northwestern St. 2008 PF 6-9 185
Godbold David Oklahoma 2008 G 6-5 210
Goodman Damien UNC-Pembroke 2004 SF 6-6 220
Grant Gavin NC State 2008 SF 6-7 200
Green Jermaine N. Texas 2003 SF 6-8 205
Griffin Rob  Iowa 2000 SF 6-6 200
Hall Demarcus Cal. St. Bakersfield 2008 SF 6-7 210
Hamilton Vernon Clemson 2006 PG 6-1 190
Harris Jovan USF 2004 PG 6-3 190
Harris Anthony Miami 2007 PG 6-2 185
Harrison JR Rice 2006 F 6-6 220
Hart Michael N. Illinois 2008 PF 6-8 210
Hawkins Shawn Long Beach  2006 SF 6-6 220
Herndon Boomer Belmont 2007 C 6-10 270
Hill Alex Sante Fe CC 2006 SF 6-6 210
Hill Marcus Tulsa 2001 SF 6-5 220
Hillstock Phillip Barber Scotia 2004 F 6-7 220
Hill-Thomas Garry Nevada-Reno 2005 SF 6-5 205
Horton Jason Missouri 2008 G 6-1 185
Howard William NC A&T 2004 SG 6-4 215
Jeffers Othyus Robert Morris 2008 G/F 6-5 200
Jenkins Darrell E. Carolina 2008 PG 5-11 180
Johnson Justin Mississippi 2005 PG 5-11 180
Johnson KeJuan Long Beach St. 2007 SG 6-4 200
Johnson Jasper Delta St. 2006 PF 6-8 275
Jones Dwight Houston Baptist 2007 SG 6-3 185
Key Tony Mountain St. 2005 C 6-10 280
Kottke Isaiah Master's College 2007 SG 6-3
Lawrence Robert LaGrange 2007 SG 6-3 195
Lewis Greg Winston Salem St. 2008 PF 6-8 265
Liberty Adam Oral Roberts 2008 G 6-2
Little Theo Arkansas St. 2007 C 6-10 260
Looby Kurt Iowa 2008 C 6-10 230
Love Casey Robert Morris 2007 PF/C 6-8 245
Lum Harry Florida International 2004 G 6-2
MacCullough Taj Winthrop 2007 F 6-7 220
Malone Marcus Houston 2008 G/F 6-5 215
Mason Chet Miami-OH 2005 G 6-3 190
Mattear Darius UTEP 2004 F 6-6 224
Maxim Kourtney Cypress College 2008 SF 6-5 220
Mays James Clemson 2008 PF 6-8 230
McClellan Jawann Arizona 2008 G/F 6-4 200
McKiver Robert Houston 2008 SG 6-3 195
Meeking Antonio LA Tech 2003 PF 6-7 250
Miller Michael Coppin St. 2008 G 6-2 190
Millsap John UTSA 2005 SF 6-6 220
Mims O'Neal Angelo St. 2005 PF 6-9 235
Monds David Oklahoma St. 2007 PF 6-8 240
Monroe Sammy Newberry (D2) 2006 SF 6-6 205
Morris Toree Pittsburgh 2004 PF/C 6-10 280
Morrison Ty Grand Canyon 2008 F 6-8 220
Morrison Brian UCLA 2005 G 6-2 180
Muhlbach Beau Texas A&M 2008 G 6-4 195
Murphy Tony Norfolk St. 2008 SG 6-4 200
Nelson Reggie Tennessee Tech 1999 PF 6-7 225
Ogunoye Yemi Oral Roberts 2008 F 6-9 210
Page Julius Pittsburgh 2004 SG 6-3 195
Parker Charlie Millersville 2008 SG 6-4 195
Parmer Marlon Kentucky Weslyan 2003 PG 6-2 190
Peeples Michael Fairleigh Dickinson 2007 SF 6-6 210
Phillips Marvin Claflin 2004 F 6-7 225
Plair JeJuan Sam Houston St. 2007 G 6-1 185
Plummer Greg Eckerd (D2) 2005 SG 6-4 200
Porter Earnest Nicholls St. 2006 SG 6-4 190
Porter Nick Creighton 2007 SG 6-3 215
Randolph Lonnie Drake 2005 PG 6-1 185
Rashad Marvin Fairmont St. 2006 G/F 6-4 210
Richard Chris Florida 2007 PF/C 6-9 265
Robinson Russell Kansas   2008 PG 6-1 190
Sanders Thomas Gardner Webb 2008 G 6-3 190
Savage Derek Goldey Beacom 2008 SG 6-4 200
Scales Dominique East Central 2008 PF/C 6-9 235
Scott Ernest Valdosta St. 2004 SF 6-7 225
Sloan Marcus TCU 2005 F 6-8 235
Smith Lanny Houston 2008 G 6-3 190
Smith Tristan St. Francis 2006 PG 6-2 185
Smith-Harris Terry Minnesota 2000 SG 6-4 195
Spears Aaron St. John's (NY) 2007 C 6-10 255
Stampley Jason SE Oklahoma 2007 G 6-0 185
Strawberry Michael Chaffey College 2006 G/F 6-4 200
Stricker Brad Georgia St. 2000 C 6-10 280
Sturns Michael Holy Family 2008 G/F 6-5 200
Sweetwyne Kevin Idaho St. 2000 SF 6-4 200
Taybron Mario Kansas St. 2007 G 6-2 185
Terry Curtis UNLV 2008 G/F 6-5 205
Thomas Terrance Baylor 2004 SF 6-6 220
Thorpe Jahmar Houston 2007 G/F 6-6 215
Tuggle Nick ETSU 2007 SF 6-5 195
Vick CJ Quinnipiac 2005 F 6-7 215
Walters Kirk Arizona 2008 C 6-11 233
Watson Keoni Idaho 2007 PG 5-9 158
West Rashad Hampton 2008 PG 6-1 180
Wheeler Carlos Campbellsville 2002 PF 6-7 220
Whipple Xavier LSU 2005 PG 6-2 185
White  John E. Kentucky 2001 PG 6-1 185
Whiters Terrance  Loyola (IL) 2004 PG 6-0 185
Wilborn Elgrace W. Kentucky 2006 F 6-8 220
Williams Ezra Georgia 2003 SG 6-4 205
Worthy Brandon LMU 2007 SG 6-2 205
Foyle Alexus BYU-Hawaii 2003 PF 6-6 225
White James Cincinnati 2006 SF 6-6 200
Collins Kris N. Mexico 2006 SG 6-2 190
Collum Robby W. Michigan 2003 G 6-1 190
Williams Waki Memphis 2006 F 6-9 220
Brooks Chris Florida Southern 2004 SG 6-3 190
Martin Cartier Kansas St. 2007 SF 6-7 220
Schmidt Ryan W. Oregon 2008 SF 6-8 220
Abukar Mohammed San Diego St. 2007 PF 6-10 220
Sandoval Ambres Dayton 2008 G 6-4 205
Robinson Seth Boise St. 2007 SF 6-6 210
Moss Raheem Cleveland St. 2007 SG 6-4
Gilchrist John Maryland 2005 PG 6-2 190
Levros LP Rhode Island CC 2005 SF 6-6 210
Hubbard Marcus Angelo St. 2008 PF 6-9 230
Jones Marcel Oregon St. 2008 F 6-8 225
Gamble Terrence Tarleton St. 2008 C 6-10 255
Collins Coleman Virginia Tech 2007 PF 6-9 220
Anderson Tejay




Jordan Antoine Siena 2006 SF 6-5 205
Clinkscales Cliff DePaul 2008 G 6-1
Wrice Dock

SF 6-7
Parker Smush Fordham 2002 PG 6-3 190
Rogers Chris Arizona 2006 SG 6-3 185
Mitchell Tommy Siena 2005 SG 6-3 190
Noel Dave C. Florida 2008 SG 6-3 195
Brumbaugh Keith Hillsborough CC 2008 SF 6-9 215
Holland Delonte DePaul 2004 PF 6-7 220
Brown Denham UCONN 2006 SG 6-5 215
Daniels Erik Kentucky 2004 F 6-8 225
Brown Tierre McNeese St. 2001 PG 6-2 190
Noel David N. Carolina 2006 G/F 6-6 224
Gillespie Brock Rice 2003 PG 6-0 175
Moore Chris A. Charleston Southern 2008


Day Jeffrey Creighton 2006 PF/C 6-9 235
Allen Steve Clemson 2006 C 6-10 242
Barber John Youngstown St. 2008 SF 6-6 205
Cook Ashanti Georgetown 2006 PG 6-2 185
Crow Darold Tulsa 2007 SF 6-6 220
Fluellen Wesley Robert Morris 2002 SF 6-7 210
Heard Marcus DePaul 2007 PF 6-7 225
Keyes Kyle Montana 2001 PG 6-1
Lafayette Oliver Houston 2007 PG 6-2 190
Mason Dameon LSU 2008 SF 6-5 200
Norwood Rishawn Mt. San Antonio JC 2007 G 6-3 190
Parker Eric Wayne St. 2006 PF 6-8 230
Parique Lance Georgia St. 2007 SF 6-7 215
Prejean Dejon Cal. St. Los Angeles 2008 SG 6-4
Reid Larry Kansas St. 2002 PG 6-0 180
Robinson Eddie C. Oklahoma 1999 SF 6-8 215
Sheldon Bryce S. Carolina 2007 G/F 6-4 200
Sonderleiter Sean

C 6-9
Ugrinoski Alexsander Croatia
PG 6-4 195
White Lou Vorhees 2000 G 6-3 195
Williams Demario Miles 2008 C 6-11 220
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