D-Fenders Acquire Dar Tucker From Stampede

November 6, 2009

El Segundo, CA - The Los Angeles D-Fenders acquired Idaho Stampede’s second round (18th overall) draft pick, Dar Tucker, while the team dealt center Earl Barron to the Iowa Energy. The Stampede acquired forward Anthony Tolliver from the Energy in the deal.

Tucker, a 6-4 shooting guard played two years at DePaul University where he was named a member of the Big East All-Freshman team in 2008. In his sophomore year, Tucker led his team in scoring, averaging 18.5 points per game, while he ranked second on his team in rebounding with 5.4 rebounds per game. In July 2009, Tucker participated in the Orlando Pro Summer League with the Utah Jazz.

“I am excited about the trade that occurred this morning. Tucker is a young player with a great deal of talent and I am excited to coach him. I think we have a great team that is beginning to develop and look forward to training camp next week,” said D-Fenders Head Coach, Chucky Brown.

2009 D-Fenders Training Camp Roster:

Name

Position

Height

Weight

College

Status

Joe Crawford

SG

6-5

210

Kentucky ‘08

Returning

Ryan Forehan-Kelly

SF

6-6

195

California ‘03

Returning

Longar Longar

C

6-11

 

Oklahoma ‘08

Returning

Gabe Pruitt

PG

6-4

170

USC ‘07

Allocation

Diamon Simpson

PF

6-8

230

St. Mary’s ‘09

Allocation

Michael Fey

C

7-0

270

UCLA ‘06

Local Tryout

James Jackson

PF

6-9

225

E. Michigan ‘05

Local Tryout

Horace Wormely

PG

5-6

 

Vanguard ‘06

Local Tryout

Deron Washington

SF

6-7

215

Virginia Tech

Draft Pick

Alan Wiggins

F

6-8

225

San Francisco

Draft Pick

Jeremy Wise

G

6-1

230

Southern Mississippi

Draft Pick

Christopher Hayes

SF

6-8

225

Detroit-Mercy

Draft Pick

Christopher Moore

PF

6-8

235

Virginia Union

Draft Pick

Charlie Parker

SG

6-3

195

Millersville

Draft Pick

Moustafa N’Doye

C

6-11

230

Senegal

Draft Pick

Travis Pinick

SF

6-6

210

Yale

Draft Pick

Dar Tucker

SG

6-4

205

DePaul

Draft Pick (From Idaho)