Des Moines, IA. (November 3, 2011) – The defending NBA D-League Champion Iowa Energy selected eight players in the 2011 NBA D-League player draft Thursday night, including guard Brandon Ewing and center Dominic Calegari in the 2nd round.

Ewing, a 6-2 guard from Chicago, IL, played his college ball at Wyoming where he averaged 18.5 points and 5.0 assists as a senior in college in 2008-2009. He played last season in Cyprus, where he averaged 15.3 points per game.

Calegari played his college ball at California-Davis, averaging 16.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as a senior. The Energy picked 6-11 Jarrid Famous out of South Florida in the 3rd round of the draft. Famous averaged 8.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in his last collegiate season.

Following is the list of players selected by the Energy in the 2011 NBA D-League Draft:

Brandon EwingG6-2190Wyoming2nd Round, 26th Overall Pick
Dominic CalegariF/C6-10240Cal-Davis2nd Round, 27th Overall Pick
Jarrid Famous*C6-11240South Florida3rd Round, 37th Overall Pick
Nick Murphy*G/F6-4225Jacksonville State4th Round, 54th Overall Pick
Michael Tveidt*F6-7210North Dakota State4th Round, 58th Overall Pick
Carlton Fay*F6-8230Sourthern Illinois5th Round, 69th Overall Pick
Thomas Baudinet*G6-2190St. Anslem6th Round, 90th Overall Pick
Jason WestrolG6-3210Bentley7th Round, 101st Overall Pick

* - Rookie

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