Skyforce Announces 2009-10 Training Camp Invitees

Sioux Falls, S.D. (November 3, 2009) – The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today eight players that will bypass the 2009 NBA Development League Draft and attend training camp which is set to begin on Sunday, Nov. 15. The training camp invitees include David Bailey, Keith Brumbaugh, Justin Johnson, Michael Joiner, Joe Krabbenhoft, Mike Nelson, Bruce Price and Greg Stiemsma.

The eight training camp invitees are a combination of returning players from last season, allocation players and a local tryout invitee. Bailey, Brumbaugh, Johnson, Joiner and Stiemsma are considered returning players since they appeared in at least one regular season game for the Skyforce last season. Krabbenhoft (Sioux Falls) and Price (Minneapolis) qualify as allocation players based on their regional ties and Nelson was signed by the league following his impressive showing at the Sioux Falls tryout.

Read below for more information on the training camp invitees:

NamePosHtWtFromStatus
David BaileyG5-8165Loyola-ChicagoReturning
Keith BrumbaughF6-10215Hillsborough CCReturning
Justin JohnsonG6-6190IowaReturning
Michael JoinerF6-7230Florida StateReturning
Joe Krabbenhoft*F6-7219WisconsinAllocation
Mike Nelson*G6-4185North Dakota StateLocal Tryout
Bruce PriceG6-1190Tennessee StateAllocation
Greg StiemsmaC6-11260WisconsinReturning

* - Rookie

The Skyforce will hold their 2009 NBA Development League Draft party at Pizza Ranch at 2717 W. 41st St. in Sioux Falls on Thursday, Nov. 5. The ninth-annual draft will air live on NBA TV and be streamed online beginning at 6 p.m. CT.

Season tickets and 12-ticket flex packs are on sale for the 2009-10 season. Discounts and benefits are also available for groups of 10 or more. The home opener is set for Friday, Nov. 27 against the expansion Maine Red Claws. For more information please contact a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.