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Suns Notch First Selection in 2007 Texas Basketball League Draft - Oct 24, 2007


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Frisco, TX -- The Suns won the 2007 Texas Basketball League's draft lottery and will have the first overall selection in the upcoming draft.
The lottery took place in Arlington, TX at the Coaches Conference.

"This is awfully exciting for the Texas Basketball League," said owner Benjamin Brinkley. "During the off-season drafts, we were able to grab Equale "Q" Lacey, Maurice Smith, Victor James, Errol Brown and Denelle Hale with our latest drafts. So it's great to have the new draft class for October join these outstanding players."

The Cavaliers own the second selection followed by the Lakers, Knicks, Celtics and Sonics.

The draft which will be conducted via conference call and will be broadcasted on usbasket.com on October 26th, 2007 from 7pm until 9pm CST. After the draft, players will attend training camp with their teams, which typically begin in the second week of November. The ten drafted players will join returning players, signed players from the Expansion Draft, and possibly one player who is invited to camp from Open Tryouts in a bid to make the opening night roster.

Unlike the Texas Pro Basketball League and other professional sports drafts, the Texas Basketball League Draft follows a serpentine format. That is, the order of selection will be reversed in each round. For example, with the Suns selecting first in the First Round, then will make the last selection in the second round. The draft is three rounds long, so a total of 36 players will be selected. "It's the best way to evenly distribute the talent in the draft," said Brandon Conley, the Texas Basketball League's Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel.

The order of the first round will be:

1) Suns
2) Cavaliers
3) Lakers
4) Knicks
5) Celtics
6) Sonics
7) Kings
8) Mavericks
9) Bulls
10) Spurs
11) Pistons
12) Heat

For more information towards the league draft, call 817-803-3358 or email texasbasketballeague@yahoo.com   




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