2006 NBA Development League Draft Recap

Sioux Falls, S.D. (November 3, 2006) - The Sioux Falls Skyforce selected Andre Brown, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward from DePaul University, with the second overall selection in the 2006 NBA Development League Draft.

Brown was most recently in training camp with the Atlanta Hawks and has played overseas the past two seasons. He was named Second Team All-Conference USA as a senior in college as he averaged 13.5 points and 9.2 rebounds. He is one of eight players in school history to have 1,000 points and 800 rebounds in a career.

"Andre is going to be one of the most athletic players that fans have ever seen in a Skyforce uniform," said head coach Mo McHone. "I was fortunate to be able to see Andre play in person last season in Korea and I definitely saw a player with NBA potential."

Following is the list of players selected by the Skyforce in the 2006 D-League Draft:

RdPickNamePosHtWtCollege
12Andre BrownF6-9245DePaul
223DeSean HadleyG6-3190Eastern Michigan
326Frank WilliamsG6-3215Illinois
447Jeff VaremF6-6240Vincennes
550Chris RodgersG6-4190Arizona
671Antywane RobinsonF6-8220Temple
774Luke WhiteheadF6-6220Louisville
895Joseph WorksF6-7215Tarleton State
998Jitim YoungG6-2195Northwestern
10119Jemeil RichG5-10170SMU

"Our focus going into the draft was to choose athletic players who are known for playing hard on the defensive end," said McHone. "We are confident that the ten players selected have those qualities and we look forward to seeing them in training camp."

The 10 players selected by the Skyforce will arrive in Sioux Falls late next week as training camp is scheduled to begin on Sunday, November 12. Teams are allowed to invite 17 players to training camp and coaches will submit a final roster of 10 players on Wednesday, November 22.

The Sioux Falls Skyforce season opener is on Friday, November 24 against the Dakota Wizards at the Sioux Falls Arena. The first 500 kids will receive a free Skyforce Jersey courtesy of MetaBank. For information on season and single game tickets please call a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.