Anthony Tolliver Joins Stampede on November 16th for Training Camp

BOISE, Idaho, November 6, 2009 – Your Idaho Stampede announced today they have traded second round draft pick, Dar Tucker to the Los Angeles D-Fenders. In part of a three team trade, Tucker will go to the D-Fenders who have traded center Earl Barron to the Iowa Energy. In exchange, Idaho picks up center Anthony Tolliver who will join the Stampede in training camp on November 16th.

Tolliver, a 6-9 forward played four seasons at Creighton University, appeared in 124 career games and averaged 8.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.1 blocks and 21.5 minutes while shooting 46.1 percent from the field, 43.5 percent from three-point range and 56.4 percent from the foul line. He was not drafted by the NBA out of college in 2007 but signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers in October. He was released and signed with the Iowa Energy in November. After some time overseas Tolliver signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs. He appeared in 19 games with the Spurs and averaged 2.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 10.9 minutes while shooting 22.0 percent from three-point range. Tolliver returned to the Iowa Energy in January 2009 and appeared in 11 games for the Iowa Energy and averaged 12.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.45 blocks, 1.36 steals and 35.2 minutes while shooting 32.7 percent from three-point range.

“I am excited to add Anthony to the Stampede roster,” said Stampede Head Coach Bob MacKinnon. “With his NBA experience, he is someone who I felt would have been a top five pick in the Development League Draft. Fans in the Treasure Valley will love to watch Anthony play and he will be a great addition to our team.”