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D-League Showcase Interviews (Part Two)
by: Jonathan Givony - President, Jim Hlavac, Richard Walker
January 15, 2011
Jonathan Givony recaps the week while Cole Aldrich, Jeremy Lin, Latavious Williams, Dexter Pittman, Marcus Blakely, and Cedric Jackson share their experiences in the NBADL and discuss a variety of topics.

2011 D-League Showcase Recap

Our Jonathan Givony and Richard Walker talk about the surprises and disappointments of the 2011 NBA Development League Showcase along with the development of players like Cole Aldrich, Dexter Pittman and Jeremy Lin, plus the return of Antoine Walker to professional basketball.



From High School to the D-League to the Draft: Latavious Williams

Latavious Williams of the Oklahoma City Thunder talks with our Richard Walker about his NBA D-League experience last year, his NBA draft experience, and his return to the Tulsa 66ers this year.



Earning His Time in OKC: Cole Aldrich

Cole Aldrich of the Oklahoma City Thunder talks with our Jim Hlavac about his NBA D-League experience with the Tulsa 66ers.



Working His Way Back to the Bay Area: Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin of the Golden State Warriors talks with our Jim Hlavac about his time in the NBA's Development League with the Reno Bighorns, his draft process, how he eventually decided to return to the Bay Area and what he would have done if he hadn't turned pro



From South Beach to Sioux Falls: Dexter Pittman

Dexter Pittman of the Miami Heat and Sioux Falls Sky Force talks with our Richard Walker about the difference between Miami and South Dakota, his NBA draft process and his remarkable weight loss.



Waiting for the Next Call: Cedric Jackson

Cedric Jackson of the Idaho Stampede talks with our Richard Walker about his three different callups last year to the Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs as well as his time in Idaho and Erie with the Bay Hawks.



The Road to the NBA: Marqus Blakely

Marqus Blakely of the Bakersfield Jam talks with our Richard Walker about training camp with the Clippers, Blake Griffin, his time in the D-League and making it in the NBA.


 


Feedback for this article may be sent to jonathan@draftexpress.com jim.hlavac@draftexpress.com richard.walker@draftexpress.com .

 

Cole Aldrich
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 11"
Weight: 236 lbs.
Birthday: 10/31/1988
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Bloomington Jefferson
Previous Team: Kansas , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #11 in 2010 Draft
by the Hornets
Positions:
Current: C,
NBA: C,
Possible: C
Quick Stats:
4.0 Pts, 3.0 Rebs, 0.7 Asts


Jeremy Lin
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 201 lbs.
Birthday: 08/23/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Palo Alto
Previous Team: Harvard , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG/SG,
NBA: PG/SG,
Possible: PG/SG
Quick Stats:
7.5 Pts, 3.5 Rebs, 7.0 Asts


Latavious Williams
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birthday: 03/29/1989
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Life Center Academy
Previous Team: Bilbao , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #18 in 2010 Draft
by the Heat
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
4.7 Pts, 5.0 Rebs, 0.0 Asts


Dexter Pittman
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 11"
Weight: 303 lbs.
Birthday: 03/02/1988
26 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Terry
Previous Team: Texas , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #2 in 2010 Draft
by the Heat
Positions:
Current: C,
NBA: C,
Possible: PF/C
Quick Stats:
2.0 Pts, 2.0 Rebs, 0.0 Asts


Cedric Jackson
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birthday: 03/05/1986
28 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Burlington North
Previous Team: New Zealand , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
15.0 Pts, 5.7 Rebs, 4.7 Asts


Antoine Walker
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 234 lbs.
Birthday: 08/12/1976
38 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Mount Carmel
Previous Team: Kentucky , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #6 in 1996 Draft
by the Celtics
Positions:
Current: SF/PF,
NBA: SF/PF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
9.5 Pts, 4.9 Rebs, 2.3 Asts


Marqus Blakely
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 219 lbs.
Birthday: 10/22/1988
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Metuchen
Previous Team: Vermont , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: SF/PF,
Possible: SF/PF
Quick Stats:
0.0 Pts, 0.3 Rebs, 0.3 Asts


Blake Griffin
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 248 lbs.
Birthday: 03/16/1989
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Oklahoma Christian School
Previous Team: Oklahoma , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #1 in 2009 Draft
by the Clippers
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF/C
Quick Stats:
21.6 Pts, 5.6 Rebs, 2.0 Asts


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