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Field Set For 2009 Dream Factory Friday Night

Brent Petway.
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NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2009 – The NBA Development League Dream Factory Friday night, an innovative skills competition modeled after the popular NBA All-Star Saturday Night, returns for the second straight year to Center Court at NBA Jam Session presented by adidas on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:15 p.m. MT.

Twelve NBA D-League players, including six with NBA experience, four who were drafted by NBA teams and two returning champions from the 2008 NBA D-League Dream Factory Friday Night, will showcase their skills during the evening’s competitions. This year’s event includes a Slam Dunk Competition, a Three-Point Shootout featuring an all “money-ball” rack and the NBA D-League’s second annual game of H.O.R.S.E.

Brent Petway, the 2008 NBA D-League Slam Dunk Champion and a member of the Idaho Stampede, will defend his title against first-time NBA D-League Slam Dunk competitors Othyus Jeffers (Iowa), Keith Clark (Tulsa) and James White (Anaheim). White participated in the NCAA Slam Dunk competition and was a finalist in 2006. The competition will consist of two rounds of two dunks each with the two top scorers from the first round advancing to the championship round.

The second annual game of NBA D-League H.O.R.S.E. returns to Dream Factory Friday Night and will feature Idaho’s Lance Allred defending his 2008 title against Joe Crawford (Los Angeles), Erik Daniels (Erie), and Will Conroy (Albuquerque). Allred, who secured the title last year over Utah Jazz guard Morris Almond when he hit a bank shot from his knees, earned a GATORADE Call-Up to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2007-08 season and will also participate in the 2009 NBA D-League All-Star Game. Crawford was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2008 NBA Draft and will showcase his sharp shooting skills, while NBA veterans Conroy and Daniels will unleash their on-court creativity on the competition. The competitors will engage the crowd with descriptions of their shots via wireless microphone.

Four NBA D-League marksmen will take to the court for the Three-Point Shootout, including Blake Ahearn (Dakota), Gary Forbes (Tulsa), and Trey Johnson (Bakersfield), who is currently playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Ernest Scott (Rio Grande Valley). Ahearn and Johnson rank among the league’s leaders, shooting 46 percent from three-point range, while Forbes and Scott are shooting 42 and 41 percent, respectively. Each competitor will have 60 seconds to sink up to 25 three-pointers from five shooting stations assembled around the three-point line. The initial four stations will have four orange balls (worth one point each) and one multi-colored “money ball” worth two points while the competition kicks into high gear as the final station will for the first time consist of five two-point “money balls”. The shooters will compete in two rounds of action with the top two scorers from the first round advancing to the final round.

Dunk Contest Participants
PLAYER (TEAM)
POS.
HT.
WT.
BIRTHDATE
FROM
Keith Clark (Tulsa) F 6-8 245 7/16/87 Oklahoma
Othyus Jeffers (Iowa) G/F 6-5 200 8/15/85 Robert Morris - Chicago
Brent Petway (Idaho) F 6-8 205 5/12/85 Michigan
James White (Anaheim) G 6-7 200 10/21/82 Cincinnati

Three-Point Shootout Participants
PLAYER (TEAM)
POS.
HT.
WT.
BIRTHDATE
FROM
Blake Ahearn (Dakota) G 6-2 190 5/27/84 Missouri State
Gary Forbes (Tulsa) F 6-7 220 2/25/85 UMass
Trey Johnson (Bakersfield) G 6-6 216 8/30/84 Jackson State
Ernest Scott (Rio Grande Valley) F 6-7 225 8/28/82 Valdosta State

H.O.R.S.E. Participants
PLAYER (TEAM)
POS.
HT.
WT.
BIRTHDATE
FROM
Lance Allred (Idaho) C 6-11 260 2/1/81 Weber State
Joe Crawford (Los Angeles) G 6-5 210 6/17/86 Kentucky
Erik Daniels (Erie) F 6-8 214 4/18/82 Kentucky
Will Conroy (Albuquerque) G 6-2 195 12/8/82 Washington