Vipers acquire Murry and Ohlbrecht through trades
November 5, 2012
MCALLEN, Texas – The NBA Development League Rio Grande Valley Vipers today announced that they have acquired Toure Murry from the Austin Toros in exchange for Patrick Sullivan, and Tim Ohlbrecht from the Springfield Armor in exchange for Ben Uzoh.
Murry was selected 15th overall in the D-League Draft Nov. 2 by the Toros. The 6-5, 200 lb. guard played four seasons for the Wichita State Shockers, where he averaged 12.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 28.8 minutes.
Ohlbrecht is a 6-11, 255 lb. center from Germany. Most recently, Ohlbrecht was a member of the Fraport SKY for the 2011-12 season, and has played on several other teams throughout the German league. Ohlbrecht is also a member of the German National Team and is expected to participate in the 2013 FIBA EuroBasket qualifiers.
Rio Grande Valley fans will be able to watch Murry and Ohlbrecht live when the Vipers host the Bakersfield Jam Nov. 23 and 24 at State Farm Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. both nights. Call the Vipers at 956-972-1144 or visit Ticketmaster.com to purchase your seats.
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers are the NBA Development League affiliate of the NBA Houston Rockets. The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the NBA D-League is a proven developer of talent: 23 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season boasted NBA D-League experience, and 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 league’s 10th season, fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA FUTURECAST, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.