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2009 NBA D-League Draft: 200 Prospects Available for Selection

The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. For the 2009-10 season, the league will feature 16 teams – including the debut of the Maine Red Claws and the Springfield Armor. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season boasted NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.

Draft Coverage Begins at 7 p.m. ET Thursday on NBA TV

NEW YORK — Two hundred NBA prospects make up the 2009 NBA Development League Draft pool, the NBA D-League announced today. Former NBA Draft selections and top NCAA collegiate prospects are among the 200 players, including JamesOn Curry, drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2007, Orien Greene, drafted by the Boston Celtics in 2005, and Deron Washington, selected by the Pistons in the 2008 NBA Draft.

The 2009 NBA D-League Draft will take place from the NBA TV studio in Atlanta tomorrow, Thu. Nov. 5. The draft will be televised on NBA TV beginning at 7 p.m. (EST). During the telecast, NBA TV host Rick Kamla will share the stage with NBA D-League Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel Chris Alpert to provide insight into the draft proceedings and the composition of NBA D-League team rosters.

Top prospect Latavious Williams, a 6-8 small forward, becomes the first player to enter into the NBA D-League Draft directly from high school. Williams, a native of Starkville, Miss. most recently attended Christian Life Center, a prep school in Humble, Texas. Heavily recruited by NCAA teams, Williams enters the NBA D-League Draft in order to continue his growth and development on and off the court.

Players selected in tomorrow’s NBA D-League Draft will join a group of returning and allocated players in NBA D-League training camps later this month. A number of returning players also recently participated in NBA training camps, including Dwayne Jones of the Austin Toros, Ron Howard and Chris Hunter of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Lanny Smith of the Idaho Stampede, Mark Tyndale of the Iowa Energy, Joe Crawford and Gabe Pruitt of the Los Angeles D-Fenders, Rod Benson of the Reno Bighorns, Kurt Looby of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Steven Hill of the Tulsa 66ers and Bennet Davis of the Utah Flash.

Pruitt was with the Celtics as recent as last season, but never got sufficient playing time with the team’s recent success and was eventually released. Seen by many as the ideal candidate to take the backup point guard spot behind Rajon Rondo, Pruitt never seized the moment. During last season, his second with the team, he fell out of favor after he was arrested for DUI and later suspended.

The Albuquerque Thunderbirds have the first overall selection in tomorrow’s Draft, while the Erie BayHawks own the second selection. The D-Fenders, Bakersfield Jam and Utah Flash round out the top five teams in the Draft. The Toros, Bighorns, Maine Red Claws, Energy, Mad Ants, Dakota Wizards, Vipers, Sioux Falls Skyforce, Springfield Armor, Stampede and 66ers will select in that order following the Flash.

The NBA D-League Draft utilizes a “serpentine” format, meaning the order will alternate in each of the 10 rounds. For example, the team picking last in the first round will select first in the second round, giving them the 16th and 17th overall choices.

The 2009 NBA D-League Prospects

Name College Position Height Weight
DeAngelo Alexander Charlotte SG 6-4 203
Rodney Alexander Oklahoma City SF 6-7 225
Ronald Allen Cincinnati F/C 6-10 237
Shagari Alleyne Kentucky C 7-3 270
Alade Aminu Georgia Tech PF 6-10 235
Antonio Anderson Memphis G/F 6-6 215
Rashad Anderson Connecticut G/F 6-5 225
C.J. Anderson Xavier G/F 6-6 215
Eddie Ard Lipscomb G/F 6-5 195
Craig Austrie Connecticut PG 6-2 185
Christopher Ayer Loyola Marymount C 6-10 230
John Barber Youngstown State G/F 6-6 220
Sean Barnette Wingate G/F 6-5 220
Mike Battle Florida G 6-4 195
Brayden Billbe American C 6-10 235
Justin Billingslea Georgia State F/C 6-8 240
Jimmy Binnie Dayton F 6-7 225
Tony Bobbitt Cincinnati SG 6-4 205
James Booyer IUPU-Indianapolis PF 6-8 220
Jordan Brady Utah Valley State SF 6-6 210
Ira Brown Gonzaga SF 6-4 220
Cecil Brown UC Santa Barbara SG 6-4 190
John Bryant Santa Clara C 6-11 300
Joe Buck USC PF 6-7 245
J’Nathan Bullock Cleveland State SF 6-5 235
Kenny Burkes CW Post PG 6-0 185
Draelon Burns DePaul SG 6-4 200
Tim Bush Baylor PF 6-6 240
Rashid Byrd E. Oklahoma JC C 7-0 230
Pete Campbell Butler F 6-7 220
Geno Carlisle California SG 6-3 200
Garrison Carr American PG 5-11 180
Pat Carroll St. Joseph’s SG 6-4 200
David Carson IPFW SF 6-6 215
D’Lancy Carter St. Bonaventure C 6-10 257
Russell Carter Notre Dame SG 6-4 200
Matt Clement Maine Maritime Academy F 6-7 230
Lewis Clinch Georgia Tech SG 6-3 195
Kris Collins New Mexico G 6-2 190
Darren Cooper Portland G 6-3 195
Jamelle Cornley Penn State SF 6-5 215
Anthony Cox Farmingdale PF 6-9 225
James Cripe Dayton C 7-0 250
T.J. Cummings UCLA PF 6-9 225
JamesOn Curry Oklahoma St. PG 6-3 195
Joe Darger UNLV F 6-7 225
Lorenzo Davis Fort Valley State C 6-10 230
Chris Davis Southern SG 6-3 190
Jeral Davis Talladega College C 7-1 225
Kenny Dawkins Lamar PG 5-9 175
Ulises De La Vega Barry University G 6-1 195
Ryan Diggs W. Washington PG 6-1 180
Marcus Dove Oklahoma State F 6-9 225
Ramon Dyer Houston F 6-7 225
Damarcus Ellis Robert Morris PG 6-1 190
Jamarcus Ellis Indiana SG 6-4 200
Gary Ervin Arkansas PG 5-10 180
Brian Evans Texas A&M Corpus Christi PG 6-0 180
Desmon Farmer USC SG 6-5 210
Patrick Fields Baylor SG 6-4 200
Jeremiah Fort Texas Southern F 6-7 210
Martane Freeman Colorado F 6-7 210
Travis Gabbidon UTSA SF 6-7 225
Cheyne Gadson Oklahoma State PG 6-2 200
Sundiata Gaines Georgia PG 6-1 195
Reece Gaines Louisville G/F 6-5 210
Mike Gansey West Virginia SG 6-4 190
Alonzo Gee Alabama SF 6-6 220
Brock Gillespie Rice PG 6-0 180
Mickell Gladness Alabama A&M C 6-11 230
Kevin Goffney Chattanooga SF 6-6 220
Leemire Goldwire Charlotte PG 5-11 190
Anthony Goods Stanford SG 6-3 195
Louis Graham Georgia Southern PF 6-8 220
Joel Green Rider F 6-8 210
Orien Greene Louisiana-Lafayette PG 6-4 210
Quemont Greer DePaul PF 6-7 240
Harold Griffin Lee F 6-7 245
D’Mond Grismore Hutson-Tillotson
Erek Hansen Iowa C 6-11 230
Haron Hargrave Sacramento State PG 6-0 180
Paul Harris Syracuse SF 6-6 225
Jeff Hawkins Kansas PG 5-11 180
Shawn Hawkins Long Beach State SF 6-5 220
Christopher Hayes Detroit-Mercy PF 6-8 225
Russell Hicks Florida International C 7-0 245
Delonte Holland DePaul SF 6-7 220
Travis Holmes VMI SG 6-4 195
Antoine Hood Air Force PG 6-4 185
Lance Hurdle Miami (FL) PG 6-1 183
Elijah Ingram New Mexico State PG 6-1 185
Deveon Jenkins Jarvis Christian SG 6-4 210
Josh Jenkins Cal. State Northridge PG 5-10 190
Paul Johnson La Salle SF 6-5 215
Jermaine Johnson Charleston PF 6-7 245
Perrin Johnson Louisville SF 6-6 215
Mitchell Johnson Jarvis Christian SF 6-5
Brandon Jones Amherst College SF 6-6 205
LeVonn Jordan Elon SF 6-6 210
Jeremy Kelly TN-Martin PG 6-4 195
Yaroslav Korolev Russia G/F 6-8 225
Brian Kortovich Cuyahoga PG 6-1
Alain LaRoche North Florida SF 6-6 205
Darnell Lazare LSU PF 6-8 240
Adam Liberty Oral Roberts PG 6-1 190
Cornell Littlejohn Cascade College G 6-1 165
Damien Lolar West Texas A&M G/F 6-4 225
Ivan Lombard-Jackson Livingston College
Casey Love Robert Morris PF 6-8 245
Chris Lowe Massachusetts PG 6-0 180
Harry Lum Florida International SG 6-2 210
Terry Martin LSU SG 6-5 200
J.C. Mathis Michigan PF 6-8 225
David McClure Duke SF 6-6 205
Adam McCoy North Texas SG 6-4
Stephen McDowell Chattanooga PG 6-1 190
Scooter McFadgon Tennessee SG 6-5 210
Bryson McKenzie Northern Illinois C 6-11 240
Lawrence McKenzie Minnesota G 6-2 190
Derrick Mercer American PG 5-9 170
Jonathan Meriweather Park Univ. F 6-7 210
Nate Miles Southern Idaho JC G/F 6-7 200
Corey Minnifield Illinois-Chicago F 6-8 220
Carl Mitchell Northern Kentucky SF 6-8 225
Nicholas Moore Evergreen State College F 6-7 198
Christopher Moore Virginia Union PF 6-8 235
Raheem Moss Cleveland State SF 6-4 220
Moustafa N’Doye Senegal C 6-11 230
Jared Newson Tennessee Martin G/F 6-4 210
Augustine Okosun Northwood University C 6-10 230
Kenan Oliver Central Missouri 6-7 205
Vince Oliver Cal. Davis SG 6-3 190
Kevin Owens Monmouth C 6-10 240
Tim Parham Maryland-Eastern Shore PF 6-8 240
Charlie Parker Millersville SG 6-3 195
Fred Peete New Mexico G 6-4
Reggie Peyton Christian Brothers G
Travis Pinick Yale SF 6-6 210
Robert Porter Univ. of Phoenix G 6-2 190
Rashaad Powell Idaho SF 6-6 210
Carlos Powell South Carolina SF 6-7 225
Haminn Quaintance Kent State PF 6-7 195
A.J. Ratliff Indiana SG 6-3 195
Ray Reese Tulsa G/F 6-5 210
Jason Richards Davidson PG 6-2 195
Tony Roberts Hope International University SG 6-2 190
Brandon Robinson Cal. Baptist SG 6-3 187
Andres Sandoval Dayton PG 6-3 195
Melvin Scott North Carolina PG 6-1 185
Dwayne Shackleford USC PG 5-11 178
Mustafa Shakur Arizona G 6-3 190
Garret Siler Augusta State C 7-0 280
Jeff Skemp Wisconsin-Platteville C 6-10 270
Willie Smiley Central Arizona College SF 6-5 210
Eric Smith Charleston Univ. (WV) F 6-8 210
Alton Smith
Tychicus Snow Mississippi Valley State PG 5-7 165
Zachary Sowers William Jessup SG 6-3
Lodrick Stewart USC SG 6-4
Lenny Stokes Cincinnati G/F 6-5 200
Jason Straight Wyoming PG 6-2 190
Michael Sturns Holy Family SG 6-5 210
Amara Sy France SF 6-8 225
Raymond Sykes Clemson PF 6-9 225
Donell Taylor UAB SF 6-6 215
Anthony Terrell UNC-Wilmington PF 6-6 230
Doug Thomas Iowa PF 6-9 240
Jahmar Thorpe Houston F 6-6 215
Frank Tolbert Auburn SF 6-4 220
Channing Toney UAB SG 6-4 200
Chad Toppert New Mexico SG 6-6 210
Deon Tresvant Cal. State Northridge PG 6-0 185
Ryan Troutman Tusculum G 6-2
Chad Troyer Pacific SG 6-3 185
Dar Tucker DePaul SG 6-4 205
Joah Tucker Wisconsin-Milwaukee G/F 6-5 220
C.J. Vick Quinnipiac PF 6-8 210
Marcus Walker Colorado St. G 6-1 185
Jonathan Wallace Georgetown PG 6-1 185
Gary Ware Purdue PF 6-9 245
Deron Washington Virginia Tech SF 6-7 215
DeSean White Northwood University PF 6-8 230
Alan Wiggins San Francisco PF 6-8 225
Allen Williams St. Mary’s College (Oakland) SF 6-5 205
Richie Williams San Diego St. PG 5-9 175
Reggie Williams VMI SF 6-6 210
Latavious Williams Christian Life Academy SF 6-8 195
Rod Wilmont Indiana SG 6-4 215
Scottie Wilson Wright St. SF 6-5 215
Major Wingate Tennessee C 6-10 255
Jeremy Wise Southern Mississippi PG 6-1
Curtis Withers Charlotte PF 6-8 230
Booker Woodfox Creighton G 6-1 185
Giovonne Woods Central Washington G 6-3
Rashad Woods Kent State SF 6-5
James Wright Colorado PG 6-1 185
Jitim Young Northwestern PG 6-1 195
Frank Young West Virginia SF 6-6 215
Keena Young BYU SF 6-6 215
Martin Zeno Texas Tech SG 6-5 205

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