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D-Fenders Acquire Los Angeles Native, Gabe Pruitt

December 2, 2009 - NBA G League (G League) - Los Angeles D-Fenders News Release

El Segundo, CA- The Los Angeles D-Fenders announced today that Gabe Pruitt, who was waived in November due to injury, is healthy and able to play. In an effort to make room for Pruitt on the roster, the D-Fenders have waived shooting guard, Charlie Parker.

Pruitt, a point guard from USC attended the 2009 D-Fenders training camp as an allocation player. Pruitt was waived due to injury on November 17. The Los Angeles native finished his three year career with the Trojans ranked 27th all-time in scoring with 1,102 points. Pruitt was drafted in 2007 by the Boston Celtics and was assigned to Boston's NBA D-League affiliate during the 2007-08 season. He was waived by the Celtics during the summer of 2009 before joining the New York Knicks for the 2009 pre-season. He was then waived prior to the start of the 2009-10 NBA season.

2009-10 D-Fenders Roster:

Name Position Height Weight College Status Birthday

Ryan Forehan-Kelly SF 6-6 195 California '03 Returning 01/14/80

Longar Longar C 6-11 250 Oklahoma '08 Returning 03/03/85

Diamon Simpson PF 6-8 230 St. Mary's '09 Allocation 09/08/87

Gabe Pruitt PG 6-4 170 USC '07 Allocation 04/19/86

Michael Fey C 7-0 270 UCLA '06 Local Tryout 05/29/83

James Jackson PF 6-9 225 E. Michigan '05 Local Tryout 12/16/81

Horace Wormely PG 5-6 160 Vanguard '06 Local Tryout 10/22/84

Deron Washington SF 6-7 215 Virginia Tech Draft Pick 12/12/85

Dar Tucker SG 6-4 205 DePaul Draft Pick 04/11/88

Christopher Hayes SF 6-8 225 Detroit-Mercy Draft Pick 02/17/87

The Los Angeles D-Fenders take on the Reno Bighorns Friday, December 4 at 3:30pm. Tune in to the NBA Futurecast at

For the first time, the D-Fenders are offering exclusive eight and four game ticket packages, starting as low as $20. These ticket packages are available now. For more information on D-Fenders ticket packages or to purchase a package please contact Donovan Holvay at 310-426-6042 or visit

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