Vipers Reacquire Saunders, Waive Foster

March 8, 2012

McAllen, TEXAS – The NBA Development League Rio Grande Valley Vipers today announced they have reacquired forward Damian Sanders. To make room for Sanders on the roster, the team has waived center Will Foster.

Saunders previously appeared in 22 games this season for the Vipers, averaging 28.3 minutes and 10.77 ppg. The D-League rookie was a two-time Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year at Duquesne and finished his collegiate career as the only player in history 250 total assists (281), steals (277) and blocks (300).

Saunders will suit up with the Vipers when they host the Texas Legends Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.

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