Red Claws, Springfield Armor to Participate in 10-Round Draft


PORTLAND, ME  (August 26, 2009) – The Maine Red Claws, presented by Quirk Chevrolet, will take the first step towards building their roster for their inaugural season with the 2009 NBA D-League Expansion Draft on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. The announcement was made by Red Claws President and General Manager Jon Jennings.


The Red Claws and Springfield Armor will select from available players from the 2008-09 Anaheim Arsenal and Colorado 14ers “Returning Player Lists.”  The Armor, as chosen by random drawing, will have the first overall pick, and the order of selection will alternate in each round. Following the conclusion of the draft, which will take place via teleconference, each team will submit their list of selected players to the league.


“This is our first opportunity to really begin formulating what our team will look like,” said Jennings. “There is some tremendous talent available – Colorado was the NBA D-League champion. There are some players in this draft who could have a tremendous impact for our team. While many of these players may already be planning to play overseas this season, by drafting them we will maintain their rights should they decide to return to the league, as many will.”


The Red Claws first selection will be announced by Effie Drew, a student at Portland High School and the winner of the First Fan Promotion Presented by First Portland Mortgage Corporation held earlier this year. Effie will be with Red Claws General Manager Jon Jennings and Head Coach Austin Ainge when they make the decision on the first pick and will have the opportunity to officially make the selection. Red Claws season ticket holders will be invited to participate in an informal gathering to listen in to the draft.

2009 NBA D-League Expansion Draft

Complete List of Players Eligible for Expansion Draft


Name                         Pos.       Hgt.          Weight          School/Country

Ronald Allen                 F          6-9          235               Cincinnati

Malick Badiane               F          6-10         230               Senegal

Cameron Bennerman            G          6-4          205               N.C. State

Cedric Bozeman               G/F        6-6          207               UCLA

Kedrick  Brown               G/F        6-6          225               Okaloosa Walton CC

Jamar Brown                  F          6-9          230               CSU Pueblo

Marcus Campbell              C          7-0          265               Mississippi

Geno Carlisle                SG          6-3          200              California

Dominique Coleman            G          6-3          190               Colorado

Joe Dabbert                  F/C        6-10          255              Creighton

Josh Davis                   F          6-8          242               Wyoming

Noel Felix                   F          6-9          235               Fresno St.

Trey Gilder                  F          6-9          185               Northwestern St.

Eddie Gill                   G          6-1          185               Weber State

Kentrell Gransberry          C          6-9          270               South Florida

Vernon Hamilton             G          6-1          190               Clemson

Dabo Kabov                   F          6-5          215               W. Los Angeles JC

John Lucas                   G          5-11          170              Oklahoma State

James Mays                   F          6-8          230               Clemson

Andre Patterson              F          6-8          215               Tennessee

Ray Reed                     G          5-11          165              Cal. St. Fullerton

Marcus Taylor                G          6-3          195               Michigan State

Billy Thomas                 G          6-5          215               Kansas

Kirk Walters                 C          6-11          235              Arizona

James White                  G          6-7          200               Cincinnati