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Silverbacks sign first overall pick DayShawn Wright

September 30, 2006 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Buffalo Silverbacks News Release

Buffalo, September 30th - The Buffalo Silverbacks will be skyrocketing to the top of the ABA (American Basketball Association) this year with the signing of another all-star forward in DayShawn Wright. The exciting addition is creating a buzz in Silverbacks camp as DayShawn was chosen first overall in the CBA (Continental Basketball Association) but was first scouted by the Buffalo franchise.

DayShawn is a 6'7"; 215lb explosive forward that came from just down the I-90 and Syracuse, N.Y. He was part of the electrifying 2004 Oak Hill Academy championship team that defeated LeBron James and St.Vincent-St. Mary before going to Syracuse University where he played with names like Hakeem Warrick and Gerry McNamara. DayShawn has the ability to energize not only the crowd, but his teammates around him and considers himself an "inside player that can create from outside as well". When asked about his choice to come to the ABA DayShawn said, "I made the decision based on the competition level of the league and am looking forward to getting a shot at the NBA."

Being the first overall pick, DayShawn was chosen over some big names like Jai Lewis (George Mason), Allen Ray (Villanova), Gerry McNamara (Syracuse University) and Kevin Pittsnogle (West Virginia).

Dr. Richard L. Jacob, GM and Head Coach of the Silverbacks said, "Because of our commitment to excellence as an organization, DayShawn is in the right place at the right time to pursue his dream of the NBA. We are certain this experience will provide him with the necessary preparation."

Stay tuned for more Silverbacks player signings in the very near future.

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