IDAHO GRABS GUARD JAMAAL TATUM WITH FIRST ROUND PICK
17-Man Roster Set for Training Camp Which Begins November 11

Your Idaho Stampede utilized their first round pick (fourth overall) in the 2007 NBA Development League Draft to select former Southern Illinois Saluki and rookie Jamaal Tatum.

The 6-2, 175 pound guard was one of the final players released in this year’s Atlanta Hawks training camp, after averaging 15.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in his senior season. In the second round, Idaho selected rookie forward Brent Petway out of Michigan. Petway was undrafted in this season’s NBA draft, and was released from the Portland Trail Blazers training camp this fall. The 6-7, 225 lbs swingman was runner-up in the 2007 College Slam Dunk contest held during the Final Four.

“We are really excited about the young talent that we were able to get in this year’s draft to go along with the guys we have coming back,” said Stampede Head Coach Bryan Gates. “We are also excited about the quality of people we have coming to Boise this season. Coach Lopes and Coach Beach did a phenomenal job and should take all of the credit for building this team.”

Rounding out Idaho’s remaining eight picks was 2005-06 Southland Conference Player of the Year Ricky Woods (3rd rd., 32nd overall), center Marcus Campbell (4th rd., 53rd overall), rookie guard Martin Samarco (5th rd., 60th overall), forward Jason Ellis (6th rd., 81st overall), guard Dwuan Rice (7th rd., 88th overall), two-time Atlantic Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Year guard Tim Jennings (8th rd., 109th overall), guard Marlon London (9th rd., 116th overall), and guard Derrick Stevens (10th rd., 137th overall).

The ten players selected by the Stampede in the 2007 NBA Development League Draft will join the seven players already making the trip to Boise for Training Camp, including returning players from the 2006-07 squad, such as D-League MVP Randy Livingston (6-4, 209, Louisiana State), forward Ricky Sanchez (6-11, 220, IMG Academy), center Lance Allred (6-10, 240, Weber State), and forward Delron Johnson (6-9, 215, Nevada-Las Vegas). Forward Ernest Scott (6-7, 215, Valdosta State) is also invited to Training Camp from the Stampede open tryout in October, as well as allocated players forward Cory Violette (6-8, 265, Gonzaga) and guard Roberto Bergersen (6-6, 202, Boise State).

The following are the picks for the Idaho Stampede during the 2007 NBA D-League Draft:

Rd.PickPlayerPosHtWtFrom
14Jamaal TatumG6-2175Southern Illinois
225Brent PetwayF6-7225Southern Illinois
332Ricky WoodsG6-6210SE Louisiana
453Marcus CampbellC7-0265Mississippi State
560Martin SamarcoG6-3215Bowling Green
681Jason EllisF6-7200Boise State
788Dwuan RiceG5-11165Cal. St. - Bakersfield
8109Tim JenningsG6-3190Gardner-Webb
9119Marlon LondonG/F6-5200DePaul
10137Derrick StevensG5-11180Colorado State

About the Idaho Stampede

The Idaho Stampede tip-off their 10th Anniversary season, and second in the NBA Development League, in November. Season tickets for the reigning Western Division Champions during the 2007-08 season start at only $195 per seat, or just over five dollars per game. During the 2006-07 season, the Stampede finished tied for the best regular season record in the league (33-17), was home of the NBA D-League MVP (Randy Livingston) and Coach of the Year (Bryan Gates).

In addition to all of the 10th Anniversary season promotions, Boise will be the host city for the 2008 NBA D-League Showcase. The Showcase is a four-day basketball extravaganza in January, where all of the teams in the NBA D-League will compete at Qwest Arena in front of NBA general managers and scouts. Don’t miss out on any of the action, call (208) 388-4667 today for more information.