STAMPEDE ALL-STARS DEFEND TITLES IN DREAM FACTORY SKILLS COMPETITION

Boise, Idaho, Feb. 5, 2009 - Stampede guard Brent Petway and center Lance Allred return for the second year to the NBA Development League Dream Factory to compete in the NBA Jam Session Skills contest on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:15 p.m. MST.

Allred and Petway will be among the twelve NBA D-League players who will showcase their skills during the evening’s competitions. This year’s event includes a Slam Dunk Competition, a Three-Point Shootout featuring an all “money-ball” rack and the NBA D-League’s second annual game of H.O.R.S.E.

Brent Petway, the 2008 NBA D-League Slam Dunk Champion, will defend his title against first-time NBA D-League Slam Dunk competitors Patrick Ewing, Jr. (Reno), Keith Clark (Tulsa) and James White (Anaheim). The competition will consist of two rounds of two dunks each with the two top scorers from the first round advancing to the championship round.

The second annual game of NBA D-League H.O.R.S.E. returns to Dream Factory Friday Night and will feature Lance Allred defending his 2008 title against Joe Crawford (Los Angeles), Erik Daniels (Erie), and Bobby Jones (Sioux Falls). Allred, who secured the title last year over Utah Jazz guard Morris Almond when he hit a bank shot from his knees, earned a GATORADE Call-Up to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2007-08 season and will also participate in the 2009 NBA D-League All-Star Game.

NBA D-League action in Phoenix continues on Saturday, Feb. 14, when the third-annual NBA D-League All-Star Game tips off on Center Court at NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas at 2 pm MT. The game features 20 of the D-League’s finest as selected by fans and NBA D-League’s 16 head coaches and will be broadcast live on NBA TV at 2 p.m. MT.

Click here for a complete list of the players in the 2009 NBA D-League Dream Factory.