Red Claws add nine through draft
November, 2, 2010
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com
Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesWith their first-round pick, the Maine Red Claws selected Magnum Rolle.The NBA Development League held its 2010 draft Monday night and the Maine Red Claws filled out their roster with nine selections, including top choice Magnum Rolle, an LSU product who played alongside Glen Davis on the team's 2006 run to the Final Four (he later transferred to Louisana Tech for his junior and senior seasons).
Rolle is a former second-round pick (51st overall) of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2010 draft. He was traded to the Indiana Pacers, where he signed a non-guaranteed deal and, despite a solid summer showing, was among the final cuts.
Maine's nine selections (see below) are expected to join six camp invitees -- Stephane Lasme, Tiny Gallon, Mario West, Jamar Smith, Paul Harris, and Lamonte Ulmer -- in competing for spots on the final roster. The new D-League allocation rule allowed Boston to shuffle Lasme, Gallon, and Smith to its minor league affiliate, while West and Harris were with the Red Claws last season. Ulmer earned an invite after an open tryout in Boston last month.
2010 MAINE RED CLAWS DRAFT PICKS
|Magnum Rolle||C||6-11||225||LSU/La. Tech||1st Round, 3rd Overall|
|Kenny Hayes||G||6-2||183||Miami (Ohio)||2nd Round, 23rd Overall|
|Champ Oguchi||G||6-6||195||Illinois State||2nd Round, 30th Overall|
|Lawrence Westbrook||G||6-0||185||Minnesota||3rd Round, 35th Overall|
|Tajuan Porter||G||5-6||150||Oregon||4th Round, 62nd Overall|
|James Lewis||G||6-4||200||Fresno Pacific||5th Round, 67th Overall|
|JaJuan Smith||G||6-3||195||Tennessee||6th Round, 94th Overall|
|Eugene Spates||F||6-8||220||Northeastern||7th Round, 99th Overall|
|Armon Bassett||G||6-2||180||Ohio||8th Round, 126th Overall|