RENO, NEV, Jan. 16, 2012 — The Reno Bighorns have acquired center Patrick O’Bryant, the team announced today. He was acquired as a returning player.

O’Bryant (7-0, 250) played in 31 games for the Bighorns during the 2010-11 season. He averaged 10.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 21.9 minutes per game. Last season, O’Bryant played overseas in Puerto Rico.

O’Bryant, who played collegiately at Bradley, was drafted in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors with the 9th overall pick. He has played a total of 90 NBA games, with the Warriors, Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors.

O’Bryant is expected to be in uniform as the Bighorns hit the road again for a two-game set against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers this Thursday and Friday. The game can be seen live and for free on via Youtube.