66ERS ANNOUNCE ALLOCATED AND RETURNING PLAYERS
Players with local flare will arrive in Tulsa for Training Camp
Tulsa, Okla., November 6, 2008 – The Tulsa 66ers announced today the list of allocated and returning players as assigned by the NBA Development League.
“These guys are all ready to be in Tulsa and excited about being a part of our franchise,” 66ers Head Coach Paul Woolpert said. “This will be a very competitive training camp.”
Returning players from last season include center Keith Closs, forward Chris Ellis and guards Jeremy Kelly and Russell Carter. Allocation players are based on region of the country where each player attended college, or on hometown. The NBA Development League allocated former University of Oklahoma guard Terrell Everett and former University of Notre Dame forward Ryan Humphrey.
In addition to the returning and allocated player lists, the 2008 NBA Development League Draft will take place on Friday, November 7 live on NBA TV starting at 7 p.m. ET. The draft will consist of ten rounds, and team will pick in a serpentine style format, where the last team in the first round will have the first pick in the second round. The 66ers have the first pick overall.
Training Camp will begin on Monday, Nov. 17 with practices at the SpiritBank Event Center. The 66ers will trim their roster to ten player before the start of their regular season on Friday, Nov. 28 at Rio Grande Valley.
|Russell Carter||G||6-5||225||Notre Dame|
|Keith Closs||C||7-2||215||Central Connecticut State|
|Chris Ellis||F||6-9||267||Wake Forest|
|Ryan Humphrey||F||6-8||235||Notre Dame|
About the Tulsa 66ers
Season tickets for the 2008-09 season start at just $8 per game and are on sale now. Don’t miss the first year that the 66ers franchise is owned an operated by their NBA parent club, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Tulsa will tip off this historic season on Friday, Nov. 28 on the road at Rio Grande Valley. The team will then travel to Austin on Saturday, Nov. 29 before returning home for the inaugural game at the new SpiritBank Event Center on December 5 versus the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. Call 918-585-8444 to see first-hand the Route to NBA Dreams.
About the NBA Development League
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league and features 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA teams. The league has produced 15 percent of the players on 2007-08 end-of-season NBA rosters and continues to develop current NBA coaches and referees. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote youth basketball, 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 this season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.
-The Route to NBA Dreams!-