66ers Acquire Vaden, 2011 Pick

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 2, 2010 – The Tulsa 66ers have acquired guard Robert Vaden, the seventh overall pick in 2010 D-League Draft, from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for guard Mustafa Shakur, it was announced today.

Additionally, the 66ers obtained a 2011 first round draft pick from the Springfield Armor in exchange for guard Scottie Reynolds. Tulsa selected Reynolds with its 13th pick in the first round of the 2010 D-League Draft.

After being selected by the Charlotte Bobcats with the 54th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Vaden’s draft rights were acquired by the Oklahoma City Thunder. He spent the 2009-10 season playing overseas in Italy for Aget Imola. Vaden appeared in 29 games and averaged 16.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 35.7 minutes per game.

Vaden, 6-5/215, enjoyed a successful collegiate career at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where he became the fastest player in UAB history to score 1,000 points (50 games).

Tulsa opens training camp on Sunday, Nov. 7. The 66ers season tips off on the road with back-to-back games against the Bakersfield Jam on Nov. 19 and 20. For more information on the Tulsa 66ers, log onto Tulsa66ers.com.

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