THIRTEEN FORMER STAMPEDE PLAYERS ON NBA SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTERS
Former players will play for their shot at the NBA dream

Boise, Idaho (July 4, 2007) – Thirteen former Idaho Stampede players have earned roster spots on 2007 NBA Summer League teams, with various NBA organizations. Seven players from the 2006-07 season, where the Stampede finished with the best record in the league and won the Western Division title, are among those chosen to play on NBA rosters this summer.

Current Stampede Head Coach Bryan Gates will assist the Seattle SuperSonics with their summer league team, both during the Las Vegas Summer League from July 6-15 and the Rocky Mountain Revue in Salt Lake City, UT from July 13-20. A few NBA teams will play during the Pepsi Pro Summer League in Orlando from July 9-13 at the Magic practice courts at the RDV Sportsplex.

Below is a list of former Stampede players currently on NBA Summer League rosters:

FORMER STAMPEDE PLAYERS ON 2007 SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTERS

NBA Team
Name
Position
Height
Weight
From
Denver
Matt Freije
F
6-9
245
Vanderbilt
Seattle
David Jackson*
G
6-5
210
Oregon
Seattle
Julius Hodge*
G
6-7
210
North Carolina State
Seattle
Mouhamed Sene*#
C
7-0
230
Senegal
New Jersey
Josh Davis
F
6-8
215
Wyoming
New Jersey
Nick VanderLaan
C
6-10
265
Virginia
Boston
Lance Allred*
C
6-11
270
Weber State
Golden State
Alpha Bangura
G
6-4
215
St. John's
L.A. Lakers
Jeff Graves*
F
6-9
275
Kansas
L.A. Lakers
Dalron Johnson*
F
6-9
215
UNLV
Milwaukee
Randy Livingston*
G
6-4
209
Louisiana State
Milwaukee
Noel Felix
F
6-9
225
Fresno State
Milwaukee
Awvee Storey
G
6-6
225
Arizona State

*Player was in a Stampede uniform during the 2006-07 season
#Player was assigned by NBA team during the 2006-07 season

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 and include the 2008 NBA D-League Showcase.

Don’t miss out on any of the action, call (208) 388-4667 today for more information.

Since the NBA began the assignment system with the D-League prior to the 2005-06 season, NBA teams have assigned 53 players a total of 77 times, including 30 selections from the 2005 and 2006 NBA Drafts. Last season, a total of 47 former NBA draft picks played in the D-League. Lottery selections such as Portland’s Martell Webster (6th pick overall in 2005), Golden State’s Patrick O’Bryant (9th pick, 2006) and Seattle’s Mouhamed Sene (10th pick, 2006) were assigned to their respective team’s D-League affiliate.

Entering its seventh season, the D-League – the NBA’s minor league established to develop talent across all disciplines for the NBA – will be relocating its headquarters from Greenville, S.C. to New York City to help foster the D-League's continued growth by giving it direct access to the support and resources of the NBA and WNBA. During the 2006-07 season, 19 NBA teams assigned 24 players to D-League rosters, and 14 NBA teams called-up 16 players (‘Gatorade Call-ups’) while 31 D-League alumni participated in the NBA Playoffs. Additionally, every referee hired by the NBA since 2002 has worked in the D-League, while coaches, athletic trainers and front office executives are also being developed.

Designed to help grow the sport of basketball both domestically and internationally, the D-League offers NBA-quality basketball and fun, family entertainment at affordable prices. For additional information on the NBA Development League, visit NBADLEAGUE.com.

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