D-Fenders Acquire Craig Brackins

EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired former 2010 first round NBA Draft pick Craig Brackins, it was announced today.

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Brackins played with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Brackins, a 6-10, 230 pound forward, most recently played for Angelico Biella (Italy) where he was voted to the Italian SerieA All-Star Game. The 21st overall selection in the 2010 NBA Draft, Brackins joined the Oklahoma City Thunder and was subsequently moved on draft day to the New Orleans Hornets before ultimately landing with the Philadelphia 76ers. In 17 career NBA games with the 76ers, Brackins averaged 1.8 points (30 total points), 1.1 rebounds (19 total rebounds) and 0.5 assists (9 total assists) in 7.1 minutes per game. Brackins also brings NBA Development League experience to the D-Fenders, averaging 19.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 25 career games with the Springfield Armor and Maine Red Claws.

A standout at Iowa State University, Brackins was named to the All-Big 12 First Team (2009) and All-Big 12 Second Team (2010) and received an Associated Press NCAA All-America Honorable Mention nod (2009). In three seasons at Iowa State, Brackins averaged 16.0 points and 7.7 rebounds over 96 games, finishing his career ranked 12th all-time in points scored (1,539) and eighth in rebounds (736).

The D-Fenders play tonight at home against the Tulsa 66ers (NBA Affiliate: Oklahoma City Thunder) at 7pm. Ticket information can be found on www.d-fenders.com or by contacting Benny Garcia at (310) 426-6043/bgarcia@d-fenders.com.