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Players from Expansion Draft, Tryouts and Allocation Picks Will

Join Players Drafted Tomorrow at Team’s First Camp November 14


PORTLAND, ME – The Maine Red Claws, presented by Quirk Chevrolet, today announced the first seven players invited to the team’s training camp to be held later this month. The announcement was made by Red Claws President and General Manager Jon Jennings. 

“These seven players represent the beginnings of what will become the Maine Red Claws,” Jennings said. “We are excited by the quality of players who are coming to our training camp and believe this is an excellent first step in assembling our roster.”

 The seven players are:

Name Position Hgt Wgt College How Acquired
Billy Thomas G 6-5 215 Kansas Expansion Draft
Noel Felix F 6-9 235 Fresno State Expansion Draft
Will Blalock G 6-0 205 Iowa State Allocation
Tyrell Blair F 6-11 242 Boston College Allocation
Abdulai Jalloh G 6-2 190 James Madison Tryouts
Michael Williams F 6-11 245 Bryant College Tryouts
Stanley Thomas F 6-5 205  Robert Morris Tryouts


The Red Claws will hold their 2009 NBA Development League Draft party at Binga’s Stadium Smokehouse and Sports Bar on Thursday, November 5. The 9th annual draft will air live on NBA TV beginning at 7 PM EST.

Season tickets and individual tickets are now on sale for the 2009-10 season. Group tickets are also available to groups of 15 or more. The Red Claws will play their home opener on Friday, December 4 when they host the Springfield Armor. For more information on Red Claws tickets, please contact a Red Claws account executive at (207) 210-6655.