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Vipers Acquire Chris Taft

January 8, 2008 - NBA G League (G League) - Rio Grande Valley Vipers News Release

McAllen, Texas, January 8, 2008 - The Rio Grande Valley Vipers today announced the acquisition of power forward Chris Taft. Taft was a second round draft pick by the Golden State Warriors in the 2005 NBA Draft.

The Brooklyn, NY native played college basketball at Pittsburg and tied for sixth in Pittsburgh history in career blocked shots (110) in just two seasons, and he was one of only eight players in school history to surpass 100 career blocked shots.

Taft will join the Vipers in Utah as they take on the Flash on Wednesday night. The Vipers return to the Dodge Arena on January 13th where they will host the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. Taft is replacing Gabe Muoneke who left the team.

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