Idaho gets 9 players in 2011 Draft

BOISE, Idaho, November 3, 2011 - The NBA Development League Draft was held Thursday, November 3, with the Idaho Stampede selecting nine players, including Jason Ellis (6-7, 200, Boise State) with the 23rd overall selection, in the second round.
Ellis, originally from Kentridge, Wash., attending Boise State from 2001-05. He earned WAC All-Defensive Team honors in 2005. Ellis spent the 2007-08 season wiht the Stampede, when the team won the D-League championship. He averaged 5.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in 37 games. He also played in Switzerland and the EuroCup Challenge.
The next eight selections made by the Stampede were: Kevin Galloway (6-7, 215, Kentucky), Kendall Dartez (6-10, 225, Louisville), Cheyne Gadsen (6-3, 190, Oklahoma State), Eric Devendorf (6-4, 175, Syracuse), Courtney Pigram (6-1, 195, East Tennessee State), James Wright (6-0, 165, Colorado), Desmond Blue (6-11, 260, Lee), and Dwain Williams (6-0, 175, Hawaii).
The team's selection of Galloway came as the result of a trade with the Erie BayHawks.
Galloway, Dartez and Devendorf had notable college careers. Galloway was fourth in the nation in assists and averaged 8.4 points per game. Dartez averaged 6.4 points per game with a 58.3 field goal percentage, and Devendorf had a career total of 1,680 points and 374 assists.
Idaho Stampede tickets go on sale starting today, Friday, November 4. Call (208) 388-4667 for more information.