66ERS ACQUIRE ANTOINE JORDAN IN TRADE
Fourth Round Pick in NBA D-League Draft to Tulsa for Keith Closs
Tulsa, Okla., November 10, 2008 – The Tulsa 66ers announced today the acquisition of guard Antoine Jordan from the Idaho Stampede, in exchange for center Keith Closs.
“Antoine is a phenomenal person, on top of being an excellent player,” 66ers Manager of Minor League Operations Brandon Barnett said. “We feel he improves the overall talent level of our training camp roster as we look to identify the ten players that will make our team.”
Jordan, the fourth round pick of the Stampede in the 2008 NBA D-League Draft, played last season in the Netherlands, averaging 13.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.5 steals in 37 games.
Jordan averaged 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per contest with the Albany Patroons of the USBL during the 2007 season.
The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 17.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game during his senior season at Siena College. Jordan finished his collegiate career with 1,232 points, 736 rebounds and 291 assists, ranking sixth all-time with the Saints in career rebounds, and 11th all-time in career assists.
About the Tulsa 66ers
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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.