Sun Kings Select Seven in CBA Draft
YAKIMA, Wash. - The Yakama Sun Kings selected seven players in Tuesday's CBA Draft. In the first round, Yakama took George Washington forward Mike Hall with the tenth overall pick. Since the Sun Kings finished 2005-06 with the CBA's best record, they picked last in every round.
The Sun Kings drafted another forward, Dwayne Mitchell (Louisiana-Lafayette) in round two.
In round three, the Sun Kings had two picks at the end of the round. Yakama took a pair of Big East players. The Sun Kings nabbed Georgetown's Brandon Bowman and Villanova's Allan Ray.
Yakama selected San Diego State's Marcus Slaughter in the fourth round and California's Leon Powe in the fifth round. The Sun Kings used their final pick on Wake Forest forward Eric Williams.
Gonzaga's JP Bautista was taken in the first round (7th overall) by the expansion Vancouver Dragons. Bautista though has signed a contract to play in Europe. Vancouver also took Washington forward Jamaal Williams in the fifth round.
The Minot Skyrockets made Syracuse forward Dayshawn Wright the first overall pick.
Yakama Sun Kings Draft Recap
(1st round, 10th pick) - Michael Hall (Forward, 6'8", 230) George Washington
(2nd round,20th pick) - Dwayne Mitchell (Forward, 6'5", 210) Louisiana-Lafayette
(3rd round, 30th pick) - Brandon Bowman (Forward, 6'9", 223) Georgetown
(3rd round, 31st pick) - Allan Ray (Guard, 6'2", 190) Villanova
(4th round, 41st pick) - Marcus Slaughter (Forward, 6'9", 220) San Diego State
(5th round, 51st pick) - Leon Powe (Forward, 6'8", 240) California
(6th round, 61st pick) - Eric Williams (Forward, 6'9", 265) Wake Forest