Wizards Assign Peter John Ramos to Roanoke

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 14 – Washington Wizards President of Basketball Operations Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has assigned second-year center Peter John Ramos to the Roanoke Dazzle of the NBA Development League. Roanoke, who is led by head coach Kent Davison, has been designated as the Wizards D-League affiliate for the 2005-06 season.

Peter John Ramos
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Ramos is the fifth NBA player to be assigned to a D-League affiliate. The Minnesota Timberwolves designated center Dwayne Jones and guard Bracey Wright to the Florida Flame, while the Phoenix Suns have assigned Dijon Thompson to the Albuquerque Thunderbirds and the Milwaukee Bucks have assigned Ersan Ilyasova to the Tulsa 66ers.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for P.J. to get the necessary playing time that he needs,” said Grunfeld. “Coach Davison has the reputation of being a very good teacher, and P.J. will have the chance to play against other developing young players.”

Ramos, 20, was selected by Washington in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft. A native of Puerto Rico, Ramos averaged 1.8 points and 0.7 rebounds in his rookie season. Ramos (7-3, 287) played for the Wizards 2005 Reebok Vegas Summer League team and averaged 6.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

In addition to the Roanoke Dazzle (Va.), the eight-team NBA D-League includes the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (N.M.), Arkansas RimRockers (Little Rock), Austin Toros (Texas), Fayetteville Patriots (N.C.), Florida Flame (Ft. Myers), Fort Worth Flyers (Texas) and Tulsa 66ers (Okla.).

For more information, please contact Zack Bolno, Brian Sereno or Matt Williams in the Wizards Communications Department at 202-661-5000 or Jason Andrews in the Dazzle Media Relations Office at 540-266-1016.