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Wednesday, November 14

With two days of practice remaining before Tulsa tips off their preseason games in Texas, Tulsa66ers.com met with a pair of Kansas Jayhawks on Wednesday afternoon at the SpiritBank Event Center.

Brady Morningstar, a returning guard, caught us up on his offseason improvements and how this year’s training camp compared to 2011-12. Morningstar also gave his take on former KU teammate and current 66er Mario Little.



Little was invited to Tulsa training camp after his performance at 66ers open tryouts in October. The forward talks about his competitive nature and an inside scoop on what Morningstar is like off the court.

 

QUOTABLE

Tulsa Guard Brady Morningstar
On his goals for training camp…
“I don’t really make long term goals. I just try to make short term goals and come back tonight at our next practice and make more shots and defend better than I did last time. Then tomorrow have a better practice than I did the day before. It sounds weird to say I don’t have long term goals, obviously I do, but I’m more focused on the short term right now instead of long term.”

Tulsa Forward Mario Little
On the first five days of training camp…

“Practice has been good. Everybody has been working their tail off trying to get better, trying to be a sponge soaking up all the information that coach has given us. Transitioning from [playing basketball] overseas or coming out of college is tough, so it’s been a lot of teaching and guys getting after it, putting in extra work.”







 

THE ROAD AHEAD

·Tulsa plays a pair of preseason games in Carrollton, Texas, against Erie on Nov. 16 and Santa Cruz on Nov. 17.

·The 66ers open the regular season at home against the Texas Legends on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at the SpiritBank Event Center.

Tickets | Schedule | Roster

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REARVIEW
MIRROR

Tulsa assembled its 16-man training camp roster through the NBA D-League Draft, assignments from the Oklahoma City Thunder and by inviting back returning players and open tryout participants.
· D-League Draft Recap
· 66ers Acquires Nine Players
· Tulsa Acquires Anthony Vereen from Texas

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SOUVENIRS


· The 66ers named Darko Rajakovic as their head coach on October 31. A native of Serbia, Rajakovic is the first head coach born outside of North American in NBA D-League history.

· Daniel Orton was called up from Tulsa to the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 31, making him the first NBA D-League player to receive a GATORADE Call Up this season.

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