Power Forward Ivan Johnson selected 15th overall
Erie, Pennsylvania, Monday, November 1 – The Erie BayHawks selected Ivan Johnson with the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Development League Draft on Monday night. The 6-8 power forward from Cal State-San Bernadino was the first of eight selections made by the team.
The serpentine format of the draft also provided Erie the 18th overall selection in which the team took Kyle Spain (6-5, guard) from San Diego State.
“Having two of the top 18 picks turned out to a good situation for us” said BayHawks head coach Jay Larranaga. “We feel great about Johnson, Spain and generally pleased with how the whole night went. I’m excited about opening camp on Saturday.”
The Reno Bighorns selected Nick Fazekas (6-11, forward) from Nevada with the first overall pick.
The BayHawks open a ten-day training camp on Saturday at the LECOM Fitness & Wellness Center where sixteen players will compete for ten roster spots.
The complete training camp roster, including the BayHawks additional draft picks, is as follows:
2010 Training Camp Roster
Name Pos Ht College How Acquired
Maureece Rice G 6-1 George Washington Returning
Jarvis Gunter F 6-10 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Returning
Cedric Jackson G 6-3 Cleveland State Returning
Kyle Goldcamp F 6-10 Gannon Returning
Frank Tolbert G/F 6-0 Auburn Returning
Tasmin Mitchell F 6-7 LSU Affiliated
Nate Linhart F 6-8 Akron Tryout
Charlie Parker G 6-4 Millersville Tryout
Ivan Johnson PF 6-8 Cal St.-San Bernadino Draft – Round 1, 15th overall
Kyle Spain G 6-5 San Diego State Draft – Round 2, 18th overall
Tasheed Carr G 6-4 St. Joseph’s Draft – Round 3, 47th overall
Derek Raivio G 6-2 Gonzaga Draft – Round 4, 50th overall
David Gomez F 6-7 Tulane Draft – Round 5, 79th overall
Jared Carter C 7-1 Kentucky Draft – Round 6, 82th overall
Dawan Robinson G 6-3 Rhode Island Draft – Round 7, 111th overall
Jimmy Conyers G/F 6-5 Akron Draft – Round 8, 114th overall
The BayHawks open the season on Friday, November 19 when they face the Springfield Armor at 7:00 pm at the Tullio Arena. Season tickets and group fan experience packages can be purchased by contacting the team at 814-790-5600. Individual game tickets can be purchased at the Tullio Arena box office or at ticketmaster.com.
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. For the 2010-11 season, the league will feature 16 teams – including the debut of the Texas Legends. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2009-10 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 league’s 10th season, which tips off Thursday, Nov. 18, fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.