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Skyforce look to training camp following draft

November 2, 2007 - NBA G League (G League) - Sioux Falls Skyforce News Release


Sioux Falls, S.D. (November 1, 2007) - The Sioux Falls Skyforce selected Nik Caner-Medley, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from the University of Maryland, with the sixth overall selection in the 2007 NBA Development League Draft.

Caner-Medley was most recently in training camp with the Sacramento Kings and played in Germany last season. He earned Third Team All-ACC honors his junior (16.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg) and senior (15.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg) seasons with the Terrapins.

"Nik plays extremely hard on offense and defense," said Head Coach Nate Tibbetts. "We expect him to bring a lot of toughness to our team."

Following is the list of players selected by the Skyforce in the 2007 D-League Draft:

Rd Pick Name Pos Ht Wt From

1 6 Nik Caner-Medley F 6-8 230 Maryland

2 23 Carl Elliot G 6-4 220 George Washington

3 34 Jason Klotz C 6-9 245 Texas

4 51 Evan Burns F 6-8 220 San Diego State

5 62 J.C. Mathis F 6-8 235 Michigan

6 79 Ronald Allen C 6-10 237 Cincinnati

7 90 Milone Clark G 6-4 215 Tennessee Tech

8 107 Michael Joiner F 6-7 230 Florida State

9 118 Sammy Monroe F 6-6 205 Newberry

10 135 Fred Robinson F 6-5 215 Colorado State

The 10 players selected by the Skyforce will arrive in Sioux Falls late next week as training camp is scheduled to begin on Sunday, Nov. 11. Teams are allowed to invite a maximum of 17 players to training camp which consists of 10 players selected in the 2007 D-League Draft and any combination of seven players who qualify as returning players for a respective returning team, or were selected by the team in the 2007 D-League Expansion Draft for a respective expansion team; qualify as allocation players for the respective team, or are successful local player tryout participants for the respective team. Coaches will submit a final roster of 10 players on Wednesday, Nov. 21 as the 2007-08 D-League regular season tips off on Friday, Nov. 23 with five games.

Season tickets are now on sale for the 2007-08 season. Discounts and benefits are also available for groups of 10 or more. The home opener is set for Saturday, Nov. 24 against the Tulsa 66ers and the first 500 kids will receive a free Skyforce Jersey courtesy of MetaBank. Single game tickets will go on sale on Friday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. For information please contact a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.


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