January 30, 2007 - NBA Development League (D-League)
GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 30, 2007 - Memphis Grizzlies President of Basketball Operations Jerry West announced today the team has signed Tulsa 66ers guard Will Conroy to a 10-day contract. The leading assist man in the NBA Development League is the eighth GATORADE Call-Up of the 2006-07 season.
Conroy played in 26 games for Tulsa this season, averaging 15.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and a league-high 10.3 assists. The 6-2, 195 pound guard is the second GATORADE Call-Up from the D-League in Grizzlies\' history. Isaac Fontaine was called-up from the Mobile Revelers to Memphis in 2001-02.
The Seattle native played four years at the University of Washington (2001-2005), finishing as the school\'s all-time leader in assists (515). He also ranks sixth all-time in three-point field goals made (106) and 21st all-time in scoring (1,113).
Conroy will join the Grizzlies today, and be in uniform for Wednesday\'s game vs. Dallas.
Following is the complete list of 2006-07 D-League to NBA GATORADE Call-Ups:
Player D-League Team NBA Team Date
Kelenna Azubuike Fort Worth Flyers Golden State Warriors Jan. 2
Andre Brown Sioux Falls Skyforce Seattle Sonics Jan. 5
Justin Williams Dakota Wizards Sacramento Kings Jan. 5
Dijon Thompson Albuquerque Thunderbirds Atlanta Hawks Jan. 6
Luke Jackson Idaho Stampede Los Angeles Clippers Jan. 8
Renaldo Major Dakota Wizards Golden State Warriors Jan. 17
Jeremy Richardson Fort Worth Flyers Atlanta Hawks Jan. 27
Will Conroy Tulsa 66ers Memphis Grizzlies Jan. 30
The NBA Development League includes the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (N.M.), Anaheim Arsenal (Calif.), Arkansas RimRockers (Little Rock), Austin Toros (Texas), Bakersfield Jam (Calif.), Colorado 14ers (Broomfield), Dakota Wizards (Bismarck, N.D.), Fort Worth Flyers (Texas), Idaho Stampede (Boise), Los Angeles D-Fenders, Sioux Falls Skyforce (S.D.) and Tulsa 66ers (Okla.). Expansion teams in Utah and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas have also been announced to begin play in the 2007-08 season.
The D-League continues to develop talent from across all disciplines for the NBA\'s 30 teams and the entire NBA umbrella. Designed to help grow the sport of basketball both domestically and internationally, the D-League also offers fun, family entertainment at affordable prices. For additional information on the NBA Development League, visit D-LEAGUE.com.
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