Thursday, November 5, 2009

Journal Gazette Article and Local Players

Steve Warden has an article on the NBA D-League draft this morning in the Journal Gazette.

Here is an interesting excerpt from the article concerning Notre Dame Players and Open Tryout players:

"In addition, Notre Dame graduates Kyle McAlarney and Ryan Ayers were assigned to the Mad Ants by the NBA D-League as allocated players.

Brandon Cotton, a point guard from the Detroit Mercy, and Jared Carter, a 7-footer from the Kentucky, earned training camp roster spots from local open tryouts.

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said he talked with Rob Kurz recently, and the former Notre Dame forward said he too could end up playing for the Mad Ants this season."

The full list of players who will be in the D-League Draft tonight has been officially released by the NBA D-League.

Some notable names who played ball in Indiana or surrounding states are:

Shagari Alleyne - Kentucky - C HT: 7-3 WT: 270

C.J. Anderson - Xavier - G/F HT: 6-6 WT: 215

James Booyer - IUPU-Indianapolis - PF HT: 6-8 WT: 220

Draelon Burn - Depaul - SG HT: 6-4 WT: 200

Pete Campbell - Butler - F HT: 6-7 WT: 220

David Carson - IPFW - SF HT: 6-6 WT: 215

Russell Carter - Notre Dame - SG HT: 6-4 WT: 200

Jamarcus Ellis - Indiana - SG HT: 6-4 WT: 200

Reece Gaines - Louisville - G/F 6-5 WT: 210

Quemont Greer - Depaul - PF HT: 6-7 WT: 240

Delonte Holland - Depaul - SF HT: 6-7 WT: 220

J.C. Mathis - Michigan - PF HT: 6-8 WT: 225

Corey Minnifield - Illinois-Chicago - F HT: 6-8 WT: 220

A.J. Ratliff - Indiana - SG HT: 6-3 WT: 195

Dar Tucker - Depaul - SG HT: 6-4 WT: 205

Gary Ware - Purdue - PF HT: 6-9 WT: 245

Rod Wilmont - Indiana - SG HT: 6-4 WT: 215

Shagari Alleyne was drafted by the Mad Ants in our inaugural season but was waived during training camp. Corey Minnifield and Rod Wilmont both played for the Mad Ants in the 2007-08 season.

Should be a fun draft. Make sure you stop out by Crazy Pinz tonight for the Mad Ants Draft Party. Party starts at 6pm with the draft itself starting at 7pm. If you cannot to the party you can tune in to NBA TV at 7pm for the first round of the draft.

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