The NBA Development League announced today that its 2012 Draft will take place via teleconference on Nov. 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET, from the League's New York headquarters.
The 2012 NBA D-League Draft order will be determined based on teams that did not qualify for the previous season's playoffs, in reverse order of record, followed by those teams that did quality for the previous season's playoffs, also in reverse order of record. Based on this format, newly implemented for the 2012-13 season, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants have been awarded the first overall selection in next month's Draft, with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, Idaho Stampede, Maine Red Claws and Reno Bighorns rounding out the top five, respectively.
"The upcoming NBA D-League Draft marks the official beginning of the 2012-13 NBA D-League season and gives more than 160 top prospects the opportunity to pursue their NBA dreams," said Chris Alpert, Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel for the NBA D-League. "The 2012 NBA D-League Draft class is sure to be an impressive one, with many of the players coming fresh out of NBA training camps, and we're excited to welcome them to this league."
More than 20 players selected in the last three NBA D-League Drafts went on to earn GATORADE Call-Ups to the NBA, including Jamaal Tinsley, the first overall selection in 2011. Ten additional members of the last three NBA D-League Draft classes had NBA experience at the time of their selection.
Each of the NBA D-League's 16 teams will be given one pick in each of the eight rounds. No trades will be permitted during the draft and only players signed to an NBA Development League Standard Player Contract are eligible to be selected.
Fans can follow the eight-round NBA D-League Draft on nba.com/dleague, which will feature the picks updated in real time with an opportunity for fan commentary.
The order for each round of the 2012 NBA D-League Draft is as follows:
1. Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2. Sioux Falls Skyforce
3. Idaho Stampede
4. Maine Red Claws
5. Reno Bighorns
6. Tulsa 66ers
7. Rio Grande Valley Vipers
8. Texas Legends
9. Iowa Energy
10. Canton Charge
11. Bakersfield Jam
12. Erie BayHawks
13. Santa Cruz Warriors
14. Springfield Armor
15. Austin Toros
16. Los Angeles D-Fenders
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Police have charged six people and are still looking for one woman they believe is living in the Fort Wayne area. She faces meth dealing charges.
A Fort Wayne man is facing eight charges after he spit on a police officer who arrested him. He also spit on nurses and other officers while being treated at a local hospital.
Fort Wayne area firefighters, police officers, and EMT's are competing in the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive this holiday season.
Indiana residents receiving food stamps will begin receiving their monthly benefits on new dates under a state law approved earlier this year.
Police have identified a person of interest in Sunday’s stabbing outside of a home on Bluebird Court, off of St. Joe Road.
Police in Indianapolis say a seventh-grade boy has died after apparently collapsing and being found face down in the snow.
Police are looking for a white man who is 6'0" to 6'2" with a thin build they say robbed a CVS in November. He may have been driving a gray or dark green Ford SUV.
Police from several agencies have responded to multiple crashes overnight due to slick roads from a wintry mix that moved through the area late Sunday and early Monday morning.
A rural Angola man faces six felony charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 26-year-old woman.
A local family wants help in making sure their loved one's murderer stays in prison.
Police said a man barricaded himself inside of a home on Genessee Avenue early Sunday morning for more than two hours after threatening to commit suicide.
Detectives believe a three-year-old boy may have shot himself at a home in Indianapolis Saturday night. Police said the shooting appears to have been accidental.
There will be several holiday-themed events this weekend in the Fort Wayne area, including Christmas displays, children’s parties, visits from Santa Claus, and more.
The 122nd Fighter Wing hosted the annual Airman of the Year Awards on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the achievements of members of the 122nd.