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Iowa Energy Select Five Players in 2016 NBA D-League Draft

Official Release | October 30, 2016

Des Moines, Iowa (October 30, 2016) – The Iowa Energy selected five players from today’s  2016 NBA D-League Draft.  The Energy selected Hampton guard Quinton Chievous with the 11th overall pick in the draft.  A Chicago native, Chievous (6-6, 225) averaged 17.3 points and 11.1 rebounds per game for the Pirates during the 2015-16 season.

ROUND/PICK – PLAYER – POS – HT – WT – COLLEGE

1rd / 11th – Quinton Chievous – F – 6-6 – 225 – Hampton
3rd / 55th – Marqueze Coleman – G – 6-4 – 190 – Nevada
5th / 89th – Omar Reed – G – 6-6 – 210 – Bluefield
5th / 99th – DeAngelo Riley – F – 6-9 – 235 – Azusa Pacific
6th / 121st – Aaron Brown – G – 6-5 – 210 – Boston College

With today’s draft, the Iowa Energy now have 15 players on their 2016 training camp roster. Along with today’s draft picks, the Energy return Ramon Harris, Kalin Lucas, Cartier Martin, Mardracus Wade and Terry Whisnant. In addition, Matt Costello, Kellen Dunham, Wayne Selden Jr. and JaKarr Sampson will join the Energy’s training camp roster via the affiliate players rule after participating in the Memphis Grizzlies training camp. The Energy also invited one player from local tryouts, former Iowa Hawkeye Matt Gatens.

Energy fans can catch their first glimpse of the 2016-17 team on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Energy Fan Fest, highlighted by a preseason exhibition game against the Windy City Bulls. Doors open for Energy Fan Fest at Wells Fargo Arena at 10:00 a.m.; game tips at 11:00 a.m.  Entry is free for all fans.

Iowa Energy 2016-17 season tickets are on sale now, with VIP seats still available starting at $549.  Single game, group tickets and flex options are also available.  For more information visit IowaNBA.com or call (515) 564-8550.    For team news, special offers and contests ‘like’ the Iowa Energy on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram (@iowaenergy).

FULL 2016 ENERGY TRAINING CAMP ROSTER:

Aaron Brown – G – 6-5 – 210 – Boston College – Draft Selection
Quinton Chievous – F – 6-6 – 225 – Hampton – Draft Selection
Marqueze Coleman – G – 6-4 – 190 – Nevada – Draft Selection
Matt Costello – F/C – 6-9 – 245 – Michigan State – Affiliate Player
Kellen Dunham – G/F – 6-6 – 205 – Butler – Affiliate Player
Matt Gatens – G/F – 6-5 – 210 – Iowa – Local Tryout
Ramon Harris – F – 6-8 – 220 – Kentucky – Returning
Kalin Lucas – G – 6-1 – 186 – Michigan State – Returning
Cartier Martin – F – 6-7 – 220 – Kansas State – Returning
Omar Reed – G – 6-6 – 210 – Bluefield – Draft Selection
DeAngelo Riley – F – 6-9 – 235 – Azusa Pacific – Draft Selection
JaKarr Sampson – F – 6-9 – 215 – St. John’s – Affiliate Player
Wayne Selden Jr – G – 6-5 – 230 – Kansas – Affiliate Player
Mardracus Wade – G – 6-2 – 178 – Arkansas – Returning
Terry Whisnant – G – 6-4 – 185 – East Carolina – Returning

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