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NETS RECALL MILE ILIC FROM D-LEAGUE

East Rutherford, NJ The New Jersey Nets have recalled rookie center Mile Ilic from the NBA Development Leagues Colorado 14ers, Nets President Rod Thorn announced today. Ilic suffered a sprained left ankle in the 14ers game versus Sioux Falls on March 31, 2007 and will be out indefinitely.

As the first Nets player in franchise history to be assigned to the NBDL, Ilic averaged 5.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.78 blocks in nine contests, including six starts. The native of Serbia shot .514 (19-of-37) from the field and .818 (9-of-11) from the line. Ilic recorded at least two blocks in each of his first four contests with the 14ers, while notching one double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds vs. the Arkansas RimRockers on March 16th.

Ilic was the second round (43rd overall) pick of the Nets in the 2005 NBA Draft. He has appeared in five games with the Nets this season, totaling six minutes of action.

How Did Mile Ilic Do in the D-League?

The Nets assigned rookie center Mile Ilic to the Colorado 14ers of the D-League on February 26. As was the plan in assigning him to the Developmental League, Ilic has been given the chance to play. Following are his game-by-game statistics.

DATE

OPP

RESULT

MIN

FGM-A

FTM-A

RBD

AST

ST

BL

PTS

3/31/07

@Sioux Falls

122-145 L

16:49

2-4

3-4

2

0

1

1

7

3/24/07

@Bakersfield

113-116 L

20:10

2-4

1-1

6

1

0

1

5

3/21/07

Bakersfield

118-130 L

20:48

0-4

0-0

2

1

0

2

0

3/17/07

@ Arkansas

136-114 W

DNP

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3/16/07

@ Arkansas

130-142 L

15:13

5-8

2-2

10

2

0

1

12

3/10/07

Los Angeles

114-96 W

18:32

2-3

0-0

4

0

0

1

4

3/9/07

Los Angeles

114-103 W

19:32

4-6

2-2

4

1

1

3

10

3/4/07

Sioux Falls

98-97 W

10:00

2-2

1-2

6

0

0

2

5

3/2/07

@ Ft. Worth

112-97 W

10:15

0-2

0-0

1

0

0

3

0

3/1/07

@ Austin

101-88 W

17:41

2-4

0-0

1

1

0

2

4


Ilic, a 72 center from Serbia, was the second round (43rd overall) pick of the Nets in the 2005 NBA Draft. He has appeared in five games this season for the Nets, totaling six minutes of action.

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