November 7, 2008 - NBA Development League (D-League) - Colorado 14ers
DENVER - The Colorado 14ers basketball club today announced seven players that will be invited to training camp beginning Saturday, Nov. 15. Returning players Damien Lolar and Eric Osmundson will be joined on the training camp roster by Josh Davis, Jamar Brown, Joe Dabbert, Lamar Butler, and Keith Salscheider.
This will be the first training camp for new 14ers head coach Bob MacKinnon. "I\'m happy to start my first season with the 14ers with players of this quality," said MacKinnon. "I believe that we have a great mix and we\'re set up to be successful when the season starts. This player base combined with our draft will enable us to put an exciting team on the court for our fans."
Lolar and Osmundson return after helping anchor the 14ers backcourt defense a year ago. Davis joins Colorado after spending training camp with the NBA\'s Indiana Pacers. The former Wyoming Cowboy is one of three local allocation players on the 14ers roster. Jamar Brown played collegiately at CSU-Pueblo, and former Creighton star Joe Dabbert hails from Platte Canyon High School in Fort Collins.
The final two players earned their training camp invites through the 14ers local player tryouts. Lamar Butler was a standout player at George Mason who helped lead the Patriots to the 2006 NCAA Final Four, and Keith Salscheider is a veteran sharp-shooter who will be entering his first D-League training camp.
The remainder of the 14ers training camp roster will be acquired through the 2008 NBA Development League Draft, taking place at 5:00 p.m. tonight. Head Coach Bob MacKinnon and staff will make their selections at the 14ers draft party, live from LoDo\'s Bar & Grill at 104th and Federal in Westminster, CO.