AUSTIN SPURS SELECT MAURICE BOLDEN IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE 2016 NBA D-LEAGUE DRAFT

By Meagan Miller | October 30, 2016

AUSTIN, TX (Oct. 30, 2016) – The Austin Spurs, presented by SWBC, selected forward Maurice Bolden with the 18th pick in the first round of the 2016 NBA D-League Draft.  Bolden (6-10, 205) has played professionally since 2012, most recently in the Canadian NBL with the Windsor Express where he averaged 10 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 47 games.  Bolden played three seasons for the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.

Austin’s 2016 D-League Draft Results 

Name Position HT WT School/From Status DOB
Maurice Bolden F 6’10 205 Southern Mississippi Draft 8/18/1989
Danny Stewart F 6’7 225 Rider Draft 1/20/1992
Charles Garcia F 6’10 230 Seattle Draft 10/13/1988
Kevin Anderson G 6’0 170 Richmond Draft 12/21/1988
Alexis Wangmene F 6’7 240 Texas Draft 3/1/1989

“We’re excited to get started with this new, talented group.  Training camp starts next Wednesday and we look forward to preparing for our home opener on Nov. 13,” said Austin Spurs Head Coach Ken McDonald.

Additionally, the Austin Spurs announced the names of eight returning and affiliate players also headed to training camp prior to the start of the 2016-17 NBA D-League season.  The list includes returning players Jarell Eddie and Demetri McCamey, along with recent San Antonio Spurs training camp participants Ryan Arcidiacano, Livio Jean-Charles, and Pato Garino.  Local player tryout participants Jeff Ledbetter, Darius Rice and Shaquille Thomas round out the pre-draft group headed to San Antonio to attend training camp scheduled to begin Wednesday, Nov. 2.

The Austin Spurs host Veteran’s Appreciation night presented by ReBath of Austin benefiting Trinity Oaks for their home opener on Sunday, Nov. 13.  Tipoff is 3:00 p.m. against the Oklahoma City Blue at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. For schedule and ticket information, please visit austinspurs.com or call (512) 236-8333. Tickets are available now.