Bighorns Announce First Round of Training Camp Invitees

For Immediate Release
October 30, 2010

RENO, Nev.— The Reno Bighorns have invited nine players to training camp, including former Nevada standout Mo Charlo, ex-Kansas star Aaron Miles and former Georgetown Hoya and Reno Bighorn Patrick Ewing, Jr.

Rounding out the preliminary list of invitees are Marcus Landry (Wisconsin), Donald Sloan (Texas A & M), Doug Thomas (Iowa), Roburt Sallie (Memphis), Darrin Govens (St. Joseph’s) and Chris Davis (Southern). Thomas, Davis and Charlo were members of the 2009-10 Bighorns team that finished with a 28-22 record and reached the playoffs, while Ewing Jr. was on the 2008-09 Bighorns team that finished 25-25.

The final eight training camp spots will be filled by players from the 2010 NBA Development League Draft, which will be held Monday at 4 p.m. Fans are encouraged to attend the Bighorns draft party at Tamarack Junction beginning Monday at 3:30 p.m.

At the draft party, Head Coach Eric Musselman will address fans and the media after he makes the first overall pick. The number one pick is expected to be on hand as well, and fans will have a chance to meet and interact with him after he is announced.

The Bighorns begin their third season on Saturday, Nov. 20, at home against the Utah Flash. The game is expected to sell out, so fans are encouraged to get their tickets in advance.

Reno Bighorns 2010-11 full- and partial-season tickets are available now by calling the Bighorns front office at (775) 284-2NBA, and additional information is available at RenoBighorns.com.

The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. For the 2009-10 season, the league featured 16 teams – including the debut of the Maine Red Claws and the Springfield Armor, while a new team, the Texas Legends, will join the League for the 2010-11 season. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season boasted NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.