Friday, November 07, 2008

Denham Brown, Rob McKiver Selected in 'D' League Draft

Ex-UConn swingman Denham Brown was selected by the Utah Flash with the 9th overall pick in the NBA Developmental League's draft this evening. The Flash are the 'D' League's affiliate of the Utah Jazz (not surprisingly) and the Celtics (surprisingly).

Also, New Haven native Rob McKiver was selected with the 16th overall pick by the Austin Toros.

McKiver, a former Hillhouse High star, began his collegiate career at Providence but transferred after one season due to lack of playing time. After a year at San Jacinto Junior College, McKiver emerged at the University of Houston, where he averaged 19.2 ppg as a junior and 23.6 as a senior this past season.

The Toros are the 'D' League's affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs.

Players in the ā€˜Dā€™ League sign contracts with the league itself, not with the individual teams. NBA teams can call up players from the league as often as they choose, but a player can only be assigned to the ā€˜Dā€™ League three times in a season.

The league begins play on Friday, Nov. 28.

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