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NBA Development League to Host Third-Annual Elite Mini Camp

May 31, 2012 - NBA Development League (D-League)

New York, May 31, 2012 -- The NBA Development League will host the third-annual Elite Mini Camp on Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5, at Chicago's Moody Bible Institute. The Camp features some of the NBA D-League's top prospects from the 2011-12 season, and serves as an opportunity for those players to display their skills and be evaluated NBA team personnel.

The two-day event features both drill work and full-court games, giving players the best opportunity to showcase their talents. More than 50 NBA front office executives and scouts are expected to be on hand to evaluate the talent.

"The NBA D-League's Elite Mini Camp gives almost 40 top prospects from our league an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of more than 50 NBA scouts and front office personnel," said Chris Alpert, Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel for the NBA D-League. "At the same time, the event affords NBA teams an offseason chance to check in on elite young players as they fill their summer league and training camp rosters."

The event is highlighted by eight players with NBA experience, including former Chicago Bulls guard JamesOn Curry and his Springfield Armor teammate Dennis Horner, who found his way to the NBA D-League by way of a national tryout before earning a GATORADE Call-Up to the NBA last season. Other NBA veterans include Keith Benson (Sioux Falls Skyforce), Trey Johnson (Bakersfield Jam), and Alando Tucker (Texas Legends). Three members of the 2012 NBA D-League Champion Austin Toros, Terrance Woodbury, Julian Wright and Luke Zeller, round out the 36-player field.

The event, which was held in Los Angeles in 2009 and Chantilly, Va. in 2010, returns following a one-year hiatus in 2011.

A full roster of players expected to attend is below.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Age School Team

Akognon, Josh G 5'11 185 02/10/86 26 Cal State Fullerton Canton Charge

Andrews, Zach C 6'9 230 03/09/85 27 Bradley Los Angeles D-Fenders

Benson, Keith C 6'11 230 08/13/88 23 Oakland Sioux Falls Skyforce

Biggs, Tyrell F 6'8 240 08/01/86 25 Pittsburgh Canton Charge

Campbell, TJ G 5'9 190 01/23/88 24 Portland Canton Charge

Curry, JamesOn G 6'4 200 01/07/86 26 Oklahoma State Springfield Armor

Dove, Marcus F 6'9 225 06/17/85 26 Oklahoma State Dakota Wizards

Efevberha, Mike G 6'4 195 08/22/84 27 Cal State Northridge Iowa Energy

Eldridge, Osiris G 6'3 190 06/18/88 23 Illinois State Bakersfield Jam

Farrakhan, Mustapha G 6'4 181 11/02/88 23 Virginia Bakersfield Jam

Garcia, Charles C 6'10 235 10/13/88 23 Seattle Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Goldcamp, Kyle C 6'10 250 06/10/86 25 Gannon Erie BayHawks

Hannah, Stefhon G 6'1 185 06/14/85 26 Missouri Dakota Wizards

Hassell, Frank C 6'8 235 10/09/88 23 Old Dominion Canton Charge

Hayes, Kenny G 6'2 175 04/16/87 25 Miami (OH) Maine Red Claws

Hill, Lawrence F 6'8 235 09/16/87 24 Stanford Maine Red Claws

Horner, Dennis F 6'9 230 02/05/88 24 North Carolina State Springfield Armor

James, Delroy F 6'8 225 05/04/87 25 Rhode Island Tulsa 66ers

Johnson, Trey G 6'5 218 08/30/84 27 Jackson State Bakersfield Jam

Johnson, Tyren F 6'7 225 07/24/88 23 Louisiana-Lafayette Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Jones, Cam G 6'4 185 05/04/89 23 Northern Arizona Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Lazare, Darnell F 6'8 240 01/29/85 27 Louisiana State Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Lyons, Leo F 6'9 235 05/25/87 25 Missouri Dakota Wizards

Major, Renaldo F 6'6 210 05/07/82 30 Fresno State Bakersfield Jam

Mason Jr., Anthony F 6'7 205 01/25/87 25 St. John's Sioux Falls Skyforce

Roberts, Chris G 6'4 205 03/24/88 24 Bradley Texas Legends

Saunders, Damian F 6'8 214 12/01/88 23 Duquesne Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Smith, Jerry G 6'2 190 09/26/87 24 Louisville Springfield Armor

Strong, Ben C 6'11 220 09/10/86 25 Guilford Iowa Energy

Tarver, Seth G 6'5 215 07/01/88 23 Oregon State Idaho Stampede

Tucker, Alando F 6'6 205 02/11/84 28 Wisconsin Texas Legends

Williams, LD G 6'4 210 05/08/88 24 Wake Forest Springfield Armor

Wise, Jeremy G 6'2 185 03/13/86 26 Southern Mississippi Bakersfield Jam

Woodbury, Terrance F 6'7 223 06/16/87 24 Georgia Austin Toros

Wright, Julian F 6'8 235 05/20/87 25 Kansas Austin Toros

Zeller, Luke C 6'11 245 04/07/87 25 Notre Dame Austin Toros

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