Sioux Falls, S.D. (Oct. 31, 2012) – The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today 11 players that will bypass the 2012 NBA Development League Draft and attend training camp which is set to begin on Saturday, Nov. 10. The 11 training camp invitees are a combination of returning players, affiliate players and open tryout attendees.
Read below for more information on the training camp invitees:
Name Pos Ht Wt DOB From Status
Keith Benson C 6-11 230 08/13/88 Oakland University Returning
Dan Coleman F 6-9 225 02/13/85 Minnesota Open Tryout
Nick Covington G 6-2 200 08/23/85 Oklahoma City Returning
Will Foster C 7-5 260 03/07/88 Gonzaga Returning
Brian Hamilton F 6-6 205 05/14/82 Louisiana-Lafayette Returning
Troy Hudson G 6-1 178 03/13/76 Southern Illinois Affiliate (Minnesota)
Robert McKiver G 6-3 190 12/24/84 Houston Open Tryout
Demetris Nichols F 6-8 215 09/04/84 Syracuse Affiliate (Minnesota)
Gabe Pruitt G 6-4 185 04/19/86 Southern California Returning
Joston Thomas* F 6-7 230 09/05/89 Hawaii Open Tryout
Jarvis Varnado F/C 6-9 230 03/01/88 Mississippi State Affiliate (Miami)
* – Rookie
The Skyforce will host their 2012 NBA D-League Draft party at Tinner's Bar & Grill (449 W. 69th St.) on Friday, Nov. 2. beginning at 5:45 p.m. The event will take place in the Tinner's Event Center and season ticket packets will be available for pickup.
Season tickets and 12-ticket flex packs for the 2012-13 season are on sale. Discounts and benefits are available for groups of 10 or more. Single game tickets will go on sale on Friday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. The home opener is set for Saturday, Nov. 24 against the Iowa Energy. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. CT at the Sioux Falls Arena. For more information please contact a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.