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Anaheim Arsenal Select Corsley Edwards with Number One Pick

November 2, 2006 - NBA G League (G League) - Anaheim Arsenal News Release

Anaheim, Calif., November 2, 2006-The Anaheim Arsenal selected former Northeast Conference Player of the year Corsley Edwards with the first overall pick in the 2006 NBA Development League draft on Thursday.

Edwards, the 6-9 270lb forward from Lake Clifton, Maryland played his college career at Central Connecticut State University where he averaged 15.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game as a senior.

"Corsley is a tremendous talent and a reliable performer," said Arsenal head coach Larry Smith. "We felt he was the perfect fit for the number one pick in this year's draft as well as someone we will be proud to remember as the first player selected in Arsenal history."

The former second round pick (58th overall) of 2002 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings, most recently played in Spain after making his NBA debut with the New Orleans Hornets in 2004-05 where he appeared in ten games before playing the remainder of that season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the CBA (currently in the NBA D-League). He averaged 17.9 points and 9.9 rebounds per game leading the Skyforce to the CBA championship and earning playoff MVP honors.

"The Arsenal is committed to bringing the best quality professional basketball to Anaheim," said Arsenal president Zack Wallace. "We are excited to have selected Edwards with the first pick. This is the first big piece in creating a solid team Orange County can truly be proud of."

Edwards and the remaining nine draft picks, along with the players signed through the local allocation process, expansion draft and the local player tryouts will be invited to the Arsenal training camp on November 12 at the American Sports Centers. The roster will be trimmed to the final 10 players by opening night.

The Arsenal open the 2006-07 D-League season November 24 as they take on the Los Angeles D-Fenders at 6:00pm in the Arena at the Convention Center. A 50-game schedule is highlighted by the Showcase on January 15-17 in Sioux Falls, S.D. and the inaugural NBA D-League All-Star Game February 17 in Las Vegas.

Season, group and mini-plan ticket packages are available through calling 714-635-2255 or visiting anaheimarsenal.com. Single-game tickets are available will be on sale beginning Friday November 3 and can be purchase through Ticketmaster.com or by calling the box office at 714-765-8950.

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