Skyforce to Hold Draft Party at Buffalo Wild Wings
Sioux Falls, S.D. (October 25, 2006) – The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today that they will host their inaugural D-League Draft party, presented by Bud Light, at Buffalo Wild Wings on Thursday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. CT. Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 909 West Avenue North, just south of the Sioux Falls Arena. Fans are encouraged to attend as several great prizes will be given away throughout the evening. Prizes include: Minnesota Timberwolves tickets, NBA D-League and Skyforce apparel and an Allegiant Air Winter Getaway.
The draft will consist of 10 rounds and will be covered live by NBA TV, NBA Radio on SIRIUS Channel 127 and D-LEAGUE.com. The sixth annual draft will be conducted via conference call from D-League draft headquarters at the NBA TV studios and at locations in each of the 12 D-League cities.
The Anaheim Arsenal secured the first overall selection through a lottery conducted at the annual coaches meeting in Dallas on October 2. The Sioux Falls Skyforce will have the second overall pick, followed by the Colorado 14ers, Fort Worth Flyers, Dakota Wizards, Arkansas RimRockers, Los Angeles D-Fenders, Tulsa 66ers, Idaho Stampede, Austin Toros, Bakersfield Jam and Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
Since the draft is serpentine, or “snaked”, the order will be reversed in each of the 10 rounds. For example, after picking first, Anaheim’s next selections will be the 24th and 25th overall. Albuquerque will select last in the first round, but first in the second round, giving the T-Birds the 12th and 13th overall picks.
The selection process will operate with each team having one pick in each of the 10 rounds. Teams will have up to two (2) minutes to make a selection in each round. No trades will be permitted during the draft and only players signed to an NBA Development League Standard Player Contract are eligible to be selected.
The Sioux Falls Skyforce season opener is on Friday, November 24 against the Dakota Wizards at the Sioux Falls Arena. For information on season and single game tickets please call a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.