Legends Complete Five-Team Trade, Acquire Four Players
FRISCO, TX, (Nov. 2, 2014) - The Texas Legends completed a five-team trade after the 2014 NBA Development League Draft that included Delaware, Iowa, Rio Grande Valley and Santa Cruz. The Legends drafted six players prior to the trade and acquired Justin Jackson, Yuki Togashi, Marcus Melvin and Ish Smith.
Jackson (6-8, 225, Cincinnati) was selected in the first round by Rio Grande Valley. In four years at Cincinnati Jackson average 5.6 points, 4.7 rebounds 1.6 blocks. Jackson played four games with the Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA Summer League before entering the NBA D-League Draft.
Togashi (5-7, 143, Japan) was selected in the second round by Santa Cruz. Togashi was a fan favorite for the Dallas Mavericks in the 2014 NBA Summer League.
Melvin (6-9, 242, North Carolina State) was chosen by the Iowa Energy in the fourth round. In two years at NC State Melvin averaged 13.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists. Melvin has spent three season overseas, most recently averaging more than 16 points and 8 rebounds with Atletico Aregnetino de Junin.
Smith (6-0, 175, Wake Forest) has four years of NBA experience under his belt. Last season Smith played in 70 games for the Phoenix Suns averaging 14 minutes. Smith also gained NBA D-League experience in 2010-11 playing eight games for Rio Grande Valley and averaging 12.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 7.8 assists.
The Legends complete roster of draft picks is as follows:
1 6 Milos Milisavljevic* PG Country: Serbia
2 6 Nick High Point
4 6 Anthony Vereen* G/F Texas-Arlington
5 6 Luis Jacobo F IPFW
5 8 Deshone McClure G Central Arkansas
6 6 Arron Mollet* G Notre Dame (CA)
*Indicates was traded away during five-team trade.
The Legends will report to training camp Monday, Nov. 3rd and will play their first game on the road against the Bakersfield Jam on Friday, Nov. 14th. For more information or the full season schedule visit www.TexLegends.com.
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