Guard/Forward Joins Fellow Bucks Assignee Ramon Sessions in D-League

Bucks Assign David Noel To Tulsa 66ers

David Noel
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NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2008 – The Milwaukee Bucks have assigned guard/forward David Noel to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Tulsa 66ers, Bucks General Manager Larry Harris announced today. Noel is the 24th NBA player assigned to the D-League this season and will join Milwaukee’s Ramon Sessions who has been on assignment in Tulsa since November 2007.

The 6-6, 230-pound guard/forward is currently in his second season with the Bucks, and has appeared in five games during the 2007-08 preseason, where he averaged 4.6 points and 3.0 rebounds in 20.6 minutes per game before suffering a wrist injury. Noel has not appeared in a regular season game this season. During his rookie season with the Bucks, Noel appeared in 68 games and averaged 2.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists.

“This is an opportunity for David to see regular minutes in game conditions that he wouldn’t necessarily receive in Milwaukee,” said Harris. “We are encouraged with how well Ramon has performed in Tulsa and are looking forward to seeing David’s continued progress in the D-League, too.”

The 39th overall selection in the 2006 NBA Draft, Noel was a four year product of North Carolina, and finished his career as a Tar Heel with 880 points, 549 rebounds, 247 assists, 137 steals and 60 blocks. He started in 51 of 127 games and scored in double figures 35 times. During his senior season, Noel earned All-ACC Second Team and ACC All-Defensive Team honors, as well as being a USBWA All-District selection and won the Slam Dunk Contest at 2006 NCAA Final Four.