2007 NBA Development League Expansion Draft

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2007 NBA Development League Expansion draft
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General information
Expansion team(s) Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Utah Flash
Iowa Energy
Date(s) September 5, 2007
Time 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
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The 2007 NBA Development League Expansion Draft was the second expansion draft of the National Basketball Association Development League (NBADL). The draft was held on September 5, 2007, so that the newly founded Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Utah Flash and Iowa Energy could acquire players for the upcoming 2007–08 season. Players from the final 2006–07 rosters of the Arkansas RimRockers and Fort Worth Flyers, as well as all other unprotected NBADL players, were available to have their rights selected in the 2007 expansion draft.[1] A random drawing was held to determine the draft order and the Vipers won the first overall pick. The draft comprised 10 rounds where each team switched their selection order; for example, the Iowa Energy chose last in Round 1 (fourth overall) but were able to select first in Round 2 (fifth overall).[1]

J. R. Pinnock, a guard, was the first overall expansion draft selection. He was one of three players to have also been chosen in an NBA Draft (2006) along with James Lang (2003) and Denham Brown (2006).[2][3] Through the 2009–10 NBA D-League season, eight total players from the 2007 expansion draft have been named an NBA D-League All-Star at least once, including Jeremy Richardson, Will Conroy, Curtis Stinson, Antonio Meeking, Clay Tucker, Desmon Farmer, Walker Russell, Jr. and Luke Schenscher.[4][5][6][7] Oddly, none of the three NBA Draft picks have ever been named NBA D-League All-Stars.

Key[edit]

Pos. G F C
Position Guard Forward Center
^ Denotes player who has been selected to (an) NBA Development League All-Star Game(s)
* Denotes player who has been selected to (an) NBA Development League All-Star Game(s)
and was also selected in an NBA Draft
Denotes player who was also selected in an NBA Draft

Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team High School/College
1 1 Pinnock, J. R.J. R. Pinnock G  United States Rio Grande Valley Vipers George Washington
1 2 Richardson, JeremyJeremy Richardson^ F  United States Fort Wayne Mad Ants Delta State
1 3 Jackson, BrianBrian Jackson F  United States Utah Flash Oregon State
1 4 Conroy, WillWill Conroy^ G  United States Iowa Energy Washington
2 5 Manuel, JackieJackie Manuel G/F  United States Iowa Energy North Carolina
2 6 Lang, JamesJames Lang F  United States Utah Flash Central Park Christian HS (Birmingham, AL)
2 7 Roberson, AnthonyAnthony Roberson G  United States Fort Wayne Mad Ants Florida
2 8 Strickland, TrentTrent Strickland G/F  United States Rio Grande Valley Vipers Wake Forest
3 9 Neale, AlfredAlfred Neale G/F  United States Rio Grande Valley Vipers New Mexico
3 10 Famutimi, OluOlu Famutimi G  Canada Fort Wayne Mad Ants Arkansas
3 11 Powell, RogerRoger Powell F  United States Utah Flash Illinois
3 12 Terrell, AnthonyAnthony Terrell F  United States Iowa Energy UNC Wilmington
4 13 Robinson, BrandonBrandon Robinson F  United States Iowa Energy Auburn
4 14 Stinson, CurtisCurtis Stinson^ G  United States Utah Flash Iowa State
4 15 Meeking, AntonioAntonio Meeking^ F  United States Fort Wayne Mad Ants Louisiana Tech
4 16 Thomas, TerranceTerrance Thomas F  United States Rio Grande Valley Vipers Baylor
5 17 Tucker, ClayClay Tucker^ G  United States Rio Grande Valley Vipers Milwaukee
5 18 Benton, MikeMike Benton C  United States Fort Wayne Mad Ants College of Charleston
5 19 Burleson, KevinKevin Burleson G  United States Utah Flash Minnesota
5 20 Brown, DenhamDenham Brown G/F  Canada Iowa Energy Connecticut
6 21 Haryasz, MattMatt Haryasz C  United States Iowa Energy Stanford
6 22 Copeland, ChrisChris Copeland F  United States Utah Flash Colorado
6 23 Gaye, BadouBadou Gaye C  Senegal Fort Wayne Mad Ants Gwynedd–Mercy
6 24 Dixon, NigelNigel Dixon C  United States Rio Grande Valley Vipers Western Kentucky
7 25 Farmer, DesmonDesmon Farmer^ G  United States Rio Grande Valley Vipers Southern California
7 26 Sally, TyroneTyrone Sally F  United States Fort Wayne Mad Ants West Virginia
7 27 Santee, CoreyCorey Santee G  United States Utah Flash TCU
7 28 Whitehead, LukeLuke Whitehead F  United States Iowa Energy Louisville
8 29 Akindele, DejiDeji Akindele C  Nigeria Iowa Energy Chicago State
8 30 Trybański, CezaryCezary Trybański F/C  Poland Utah Flash
8 31 Bell, ChadChad Bell C  United States Fort Wayne Mad Ants Nevada
8 32 Gilchrist, JohnJohn Gilchrist G  United States Rio Grande Valley Vipers Maryland
9 33 Dabbert, JoeJoe Dabbert F  United States Rio Grande Valley Vipers Creighton
9 34 Russell, Jr., WalkerWalker Russell, Jr.^ G  United States Fort Wayne Mad Ants Jacksonville State
9 35 Johnson, Kevin "Butter"Kevin "Butter" Johnson G/F  United States Utah Flash UNC Charlotte
9 36 Bowden, DeAnthonyDeAnthony Bowden G  United States Iowa Energy Creighton
10 37 Schenscher, LukeLuke Schenscher^ C  Australia Iowa Energy Georgia Tech
10 38 Hagen, JeffJeff Hagen C  United States Utah Flash Minnesota
10 39 Kirkland, ArmienArmien Kirkland G/F  United States Fort Wayne Mad Ants Cincinnati
10 40 Clark, MiloneMilone Clark G  United States Rio Grande Valley Vipers Tennessee Tech

References[edit]

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Specific
  1. ^ a b "2007 D-League Expansion Draft Results". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 19, 2006. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ "2006 NBA Draft". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2010. Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ "2003 NBA Draft". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2010. Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ "2007 D-League All-Star Rosters". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 17, 2007. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ "2008 D-League All-Star Game Team Rosters Announced". NBA.com. NBA Development League, LLC. February 5, 2008. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  6. ^ "2009 NBA D-League All-Star Game Participants Unveiled". NBA.com. NBA Development League, LLC. February 3, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ "2010 NBA D-League All-Star Rosters Unveiled". NBA.com. NBA Development League, LLC. February 2, 2010. Archived from the original on 18 November 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010.