2012 NBA Development League Draft Set for November 2nd

The NBA Development League announced that its 2012 Draft will be held via teleconference from the leagueís New York office on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The Canton Charge will also bring their season ticket holders into their draft night operation at the teamís official practice and training facility, Edgewood Community Center. This draft party and exclusive access to the teamís draft operations center is exclusively for season ticket holders.

Draft position was determined by reverse order of record based on how teams finished the 2011-12 regular season. The Fort Wayne Mad Ants hold the top choice, while Canton will choose 10th out of the 16 teams in each round. The draft consists of eight rounds and the Charge currently hold nine different selections.

Canton holds all of their own draft choices in each round except for their fourth round choice, which was dealt to Reno last season. The Charge also own the rights to Idahoís second round selection and Texasí third round selection via trades last season. Trades cannot be made during the draft process and only players assigned to an NBA Development League Standard Player Contract are eligible to be selected.

Fans can follow along live with a chat, draft board and audio feed at The Draft Room.


To celebrate the draft process and the beginning of Cantonís second season of professional basketball, the Charge will be holding a draft party that night exclusively for season ticket holders at Edgewood Community Center (6852 Market Avenue North, Canton, OH, 44721) from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Season ticket holders will be there live for an exclusive look at the draft process as each pick is made, with insight and post-draft analysis from Head Coach Alex Jensen and Director of Development League Operations Mike Gansey. There will also be food and beverages, prize raffles, appearances from the Charge Girls Dance Team and more!

Season tickets are also on sale now and start as low as $5 per game! Season ticket benefits include an invitation to exclusive team events, discounts on official team merchandise, participation in special on-court game-night events, ticket exchange and donation program, access to discounts and special offers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, and much more! To secure season tickets or for more general ticket information, fans can call 1-866-444-1944 or visit www.CantonCharge.com.

Fans can stay up-to-date on team news by following the team @CantonCharge on Twitter here and on Facebook here

For the complete 2012-13 Charge regular season schedule, head to www.CantonCharge.com/schedule