Friday, November 4, 2011

Charles Okwandu Taken in D-League Draft


Charles Okwandu is a Maine Red Claw.

Okwandu, the 7-foot center who graduated from UConn last spring, was taken by Maine with the third pick in the third round of Thursday's NBA Development League Draft. That means he'll be playing for ex-UConn assistant Dave Leitao, who coaches the Red Claws.

Here's the full list of D-League draftees:


1. Los Angeles D-Fenders Jamaal Tinsley, Iowa State
2. Texas Legends Alando Tucker,Wisconsin
3. Maine Red Claws Chris Wright,Dayton
4. Sioux Falls Skyforce Gabe Pruitt, Southern California
5. Texas Legends Jamal Sampson, California
6. Bakersfield Jam Edwin Ubiles, Siena
7. Erie BayHawks Cory Higgins, Colorado
8. Bakersfield Jam Nayal ‘”Mac” Koshwal, DePaul
9. Erie BayHawks Chris Daniels, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
10. Fort Wayne Mad Ants Cameron Jones, Northern Arizona
11. Tulsa 66ers Curtis Sumpter, Villanova
12. Dakota Wizards Osiris Eldridge, Illinois State
13. Bakersfield Jam Mustapha Farrakhan, Virginia
14. Rio Grande Valley Vipers Tyren Johnson, Louisiana-Lafayette
15. Canton Charge Tyrell Biggs, Pittsburgh
16. Tulsa 66ers Gary Johnson, Texas

*SECOND ROUND
1. Springfield Armor #Jonathan Thomas, Marshall
2. Texas Legends Jake Kelley, Indiana State
3. Rio Grande Valley Vipers Ashton Mitchell, Sam Houston State
4. Reno Bighorns Cedric Bozeman, UCLA
5. Tulsa 66ers #Dwight Buycks, Marquette
6. Fort Wayne Mad Ants Anthony Johnson, Montana
7. Idaho Stampede Jason Ellis, Boise State
8. Maine Red Claws Durrell Summers, Michigan State
9. Idaho Stampede Kevin Galloway, Texas Southern
10. Iowa Energy Brandon Ewing, Wyoming
11. Iowa Energy Dominic Calegari, California-Davis
12. Erie BayHawks Taj McCullough, Winthrop
13. Maine Red Claws Mike Tisdale, Illinois
14. Austin Toros Tristan Thompson, North Texas
15. Los Angeles D-Fenders Anthony Gurley, Massachusetts

* The Second Round has 15 selections since the Dakota Wizards traded their
2011 second round pick to the Utah Flash which are on hiatus for 2011-12

THIRD ROUND
1. Los Angeles D-Fenders Eniel Polynice, Seton Hall
2. Tulsa 66ers Brady Morningstar, Kansas
3. Maine Red Claws Charles Okwandu, Connecticut
4. Sioux Falls Skyforce Casey Mitchell, West Virginia
5. Texas Legends Lawrence Hill, Stanford
6. Iowa Energy Jarrid Famous, South Florida
7. Erie BayHawks Mychel Thompson, Pepperdine
8. Bakersfield Jam Justin Graham, San Jose State
9. Idaho Stampede Kendall Dartez, Louisville
10. Bakersfield Jam Travis Walton,Michigan State
11. Tulsa 66ers Evan Fjeld, Vermont
12. Dakota Wizards Andrew Gonzalez, Houston Baptist
13. Idaho Stampede Cheyne Gadson, Oklahoma State
14. Rio Grande Valley Vipers Greg Washington, Hofstra
15. Dakota Wizards #Justin Johnson, Concordia
16. Springfield Armor #Dennis Horner,North Carolina State

FOURTH ROUND
1. Springfield Armor Chris Taft, Pittsburgh
2. Canton Charge TJ Campbell, Portland
3. Rio Grande Valley Vipers Pooh Williams, Utah State
4. Reno Bighorns Donald Sims, Appalachian State
5. Dakota Wizards Darion “Jake” Anderson, Iowa State
6. Tulsa 66ers #Larriques “Rico” Cunningham, Lee
7. Iowa Energy Nick Murphy, Jacksonville State
8. Idaho Stampede Eric Devendorf, Syracuse
9. Bakersfield Jam David Palmer, Northern Kentucky
10. Erie BayHawks Tirrell Baines, Marshall
11. Iowa Energy Michael Tveidt, North Dakota State
12. Texas Legends #Vance Cooksey,Pikeville
13. Sioux Falls Skyforce Billy McShepard, Valdosta State
14. Maine Red Claws Sadiel Rojas, Oklahoma Wesleyan
15. Austin Toros #Omar Reed, Bluefield
16. Los Angeles D-Fenders Brandon Rozzell, Virginia Commonwealth

FIFTH ROUND
1. Los Angeles D-Fenders Courtney Fortson, Arkansas
2. Austin Toros Soloman Bozeman, Arkansas-Little Rock
3. Maine Red Claws Darren Cooper, Portland
4. Sioux Falls Skyforce Anthony Moody, Mary
5. Texas Legends Josh Southern, Boston College
6. Iowa Energy Carlton Fay, Southern Illinois
7. Erie BayHawks Al Nolen, Minnesota
8. Bakersfield Jam Lawrence Westbrook, Minnesota
9. Idaho Stampede Courtney Pigram, East Tennessee State
10. Fort Wayne Mad Ants Justin Neuhaus, Colorado Christian
11. Tulsa 66ers Byron Eaton, Oklahoma State
12. Dakota Wizards Joe Harden, California-Davis
13. Reno Bighorns #Augustine Okosun, Northwood
14. Rio Grande Valley Vipers Willie Veasley, Butler
15. Canton Charge Tyrone Kent, Toledo
16. Springfield Armor Brandon Bush, Texas State-San Marcos

SIXTH ROUND
1. Springfield Armor #Marcus E. Hill,Minnesota State - Mankato
2. Canton Charge Travis Franklin, Colorado State
3. Rio Grande Valley Vipers #Joshua E. Jones, Husson
4. Reno Bighorns Roderick Flemings,Hawaii
5. Dakota Wizards Parrish West, Alaska-Fairbanks
6. Tulsa 66ers #Brian Barkdoll,Northwest Nazarene
7. Fort Wayne Mad Ants Jabril Banks,Northern Colorado
8. Idaho Stampede James Wright,Colorado
9. Bakersfield Jam Perry Stevenson,Kentucky
10. Erie BayHawks Adrian Bowie, Maryland
11. Iowa Energy Thomas Baudinet, St. Anselm
12. Texas Legends #Ryan Anderson, Nebraska
13. Sioux Falls Skyforce Will Pratt, Northwestern State
14. Texas Legends Anthony Vereen, Texas-Arlington
15. Austin Toros Myles McKay, Wisconsin-Whitewater
16. Los Angeles D-Fenders Franklin Session, California
State-Los Angeles


SEVENTH ROUND
1. Los Angeles D-Fenders Robert Diggs, George Washington
2. Austin Toros #Dan Vandervieren, Concordia
3. Reno Bighorns Calvin Haynes, Oregon State
4. Sioux Falls Skyforce Brian Evans, Texas A&M-Corpus Cristi
5. Texas Legends Derek Williams, Southern Methodist
6. Iowa Energy Jason Westrol, Bentley
7. Reno Bighorns Bobby Howard, Montana State
8. Bakersfield Jam Nick Covington,Oklahoma City
9. Idaho Stampede #Desmond Blue, Lee
10. Fort Wayne Mad Ants Brian Wanamaker, Texas Wesleyan
11. Tulsa 66ers Maze Stallworth. Morehead State
12. Dakota Wizards Jawan Bailey, Incarnate World
13. Reno Bighorns #Joseph Kennerly III, Central Oklahoma
14. Rio Grande Valley Vipers Tron Smith, St. Mary’s
15. Canton Charge #Harry Marshall, Indiana State
16. Springfield Armor Michael Sturns, Holy Family

EIGHTH ROUND
1. Springfield Armor Akeem Bennett,St. Francis
2. Canton Charge Jonathan Blake, Texas Wesleyan
3. Rio Grande Valley Vipers #Justin Tubbs, East Tennessee State
4. Reno Bighorns Reuben Clayton,Tennessee-Martin
5. Dakota Wizards Bruce Price,Tennessee State
6. Tulsa 66ers Xavier Alexander,Southern Nazarene
7. Fort Wayne Mad Ants Dauntae Williams, Central Oklahoma
8. Idaho Stampede #Dwain Williams, Hawaii
9. Bakersfield Jam Juma Kamara, Portland State
10. Erie BayHawks Jamael Lynch, Masschusetts-Lowell
11. Austin Toros James Lewis, Fresno Pacific
12. Texas Legends Collin Mangum, Southern Methodist
13. Sioux Falls Skyforce Brock Gillespie, Rice
14. Maine Red Claws Jonathan Dupre, Pepperdine
15. Austin Toros Jerel Hastings, Albany
16. Los Angeles D-Fenders Troy Payne, Santa Clara

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