STAMPEDE GO BIG AND ATHLETIC IN DRAFT
Idaho selects 7-foot-3 Peter John Ramos with first round pick

BOISE, Idaho (November 2, 2006) The Idaho Stampede added size and skill when they selected center Peter John Ramos with their first pick (ninth overall) in the 2006 NBA Development League Draft. A 7-foot-3, 290 pound Puerto Rican native was listed on the Washington Wizards roster during the 2005-06 season, however spent the majority of the season playing with the Roanoke Dazzle in the NBA Development League. Ramos averaged 14.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game with the Dazzle. He is a member of the Puerto Rican National Team that competed this summer in the 2006 World Championships in Japan, and had 15 points in a scrimmage against the USA National Team.

Former Chicago Bull and Charlotte Hornets forward Eddie Robinson was selected by the Stampede in the second round (16th overall). The 6-foot-9 native of Flint, Michigan averaged 7.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game during his five years with the Bulls and Hornets. During his senior season at Central Oklahoma, Robinson earned Consensus Division II First Team All-American honors by leading all Division II players in scoring (28.0 ppg).

The rest of the Idaho Stampede draft selections: Dexter Lyons (C. Florida), Jeff Graves (Kansas), Clifton Lee (Northwestern St.), Ronell Taylor (UAB), JT Williams (McNeese St.), Sam Daghlas (Midwestern St.), Duke Freeman-McKamey (Fordham), Mike Efevberha (Cal St.-Northridge).

The Idaho Stampede regular season home opener is Friday, Nov. 24 against the Colorado 14ers at 7 p.m. at the Qwest Arena. For ticket information call the Stampede at (208) 388-4667 or visit idahostampede.com.

The following are the results of the Stampede 2006 NBA Development League draft selections:

PLAYERHEIGHTWEIGHTPOSITIONSCHOOLROUND
Peter John Ramos 7-3290CPuerto Rico 1
Eddie Robinson 6-9220FCentral Oklahoma 2
Dexter Lyons 6-6 205SF C. Florida 3
Jeff Graves6-9 275 PFKansas 4
Clifton Lee6-7 210SF Northwestern St. 5
Ronell Taylor6-5 200SG UAB6
JT Williams 6-5 200SFMcNeese St. 7
Sam Daghlas6-6210 PGMidwestern St. 8
Duke Freeman-McKamey6-9 245C Fordham 9
Mike Efevberha 6-4195SGCal St. Northridge 10

The Idaho Stampede franchise is entering its ninth season as a new member of the NBA Development League, and an affiliate of the Utah Jazz and Seattle SuperSonics. Individuals and businesses interested in season tickets starting at only $175 should call (208) 388-4667 or visit idahostampede.com for more information about the upcoming season.

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