The Tulsa 66ers made history when in the NBA D-League draft they selected the very first player to make the jump from high school to the professional ranks at the developmental level. The 66ers selected
6-8 forward Latavious Williams from the Christian Life Academy located in Kingsville Texas near Temple.
The 66ers chose Mustafa Shakur as their second pick. Shakur started all but two games in four years at the University of Arizona and was named to the 2007 PAC 10 Honorable Mention team. He has spent the last two seasons playing in Spain and Greece, and recently completed an assignment with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Sixers tallest selection is 7-1 center Jeral Davis from Talledega College in Alabama. Davis had an excellent senior year, averaging 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds during the 08-09 season. These players will join returning, allocated and tryout invites at the 66ers 2009 camp, set to begin on November 14th. The Tulsa 66ers will begin their season playing in the newly renovated Tulsa Convention Center on November 27-28 when they take on the Utah Flash. Ticket information can be found at www.tulsa66ers.com.
Tulsa’s as-yet-unnamed WNBA team will be the 8th pick in the upcoming 2010 WNBA draft. As the Tulsa squad is what once was the Detroit Shock, it inherits the Shock’s position in the draft as part of the team’s move to Tulsa. Top pick for the draft will be the Minnesota Lynx, chosen by lottery as is done in the NBA.
The Tulsa WNBA team will begin its inaugural season in the BOK Center next June. Season ticket packages are already on sale and more information can be obtained at www.wnbatulsa.com.