Pizza Ranch to Host 2008 NBA Development League Draft Party

Sioux Falls, S.D. (November 3, 2008) – The Sioux Falls Skyforce will hold their 2008 NBA Development League Draft party at Pizza Ranch at 2717 W. 41st St. in Sioux Falls on Friday, Nov. 7. The eighth-annual draft will air live on NBA TV and be streamed online beginning at 6 p.m. CT.

Skyforce coaches, front office staff, Skyleaders and Thunder will be in attendance and several great prizes will be given away throughout the evening. In order to gain entrance to the party fans will be required to purchase a buffet which includes the salad bar, pizza, chicken, soup and several dessert options.

The Tulsa 66ers will have the first overall pick in a serpentine selection process, followed by the Colorado 14ers, Idaho Stampede, Sioux Falls Skyforce, Bakersfield Jam, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Erie BayHawks, Anaheim Arsenal, Utah Flash, Reno Bighorns, Dakota Wizards, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Los Angeles D-Fenders, Albuquerque Thunderbirds, Iowa Energy and Austin Toros.

The draft is “serpentine” or “snaked” which means the order will be reversed in each of the 10 rounds. For example, after picking first, Tulsa’s next selections will be the 32nd and 33rd overall. The Austin Toros will select last in the first round, but first in the second round, giving them the 16th and 17th picks overall.

The selection process will operate with each of NBA D-League’s 16 teams having one pick in each round. No trades will be permitted during the draft and only players signed to an NBA D-League Standard Player Contract are eligible to be selected.

In addition to the fourth overall pick, Sioux Falls will also select 29th, 36th, 61st, 68th, 93rd, 100th, 125th, 132nd and 157th overall in the 160-player draft.

Season tickets and 12-ticket flex packs are now on sale for the 2008-09 season. Discounts and benefits are also available for groups of 10 or more. The home opener is set for Friday, Nov. 28 against the Iowa Energy. Single game tickets will go on sale on Monday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. For more information please contact a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.