Trail Blazers Press Release

Stampede Get Seven Players In 2012 Draft

11/07/12
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    BOISE, Idaho, November 2, 2012 – The 2012 NBA Development League was held tonight, and the Idaho Stampede selected seven players in the eight-round draft, beginning with Justin Harper (6-9, 225, Richmond, b. 8/30/89) as the team’s first pick and third overall selection in the draft.

    “The Stampede and Trail Blazers are saturating this organization with character,” Head Coach Mike Peck said. “We will work hard, play hard and do things together.”

    The next six selections made by the Stampede were:

    Player Round(overall) Ht. Wt. College Birthdate
    Garrett Green 3 (35) 6-11 240 San Diego State 1/26/89
    Henry Thorns 4 (51) 5-9 165 TCU 1/11/89
    Sean Evans 5 (67) 6-8 250 St. John’s 10/20/88
    Jai Lucas 6 (83) 5-10 160 Texas 12/5/88
    Malik Alvin 7 (99) 6-0 175 Shaw 8/21/88
    Harouna Mutombo 8 (115) 6-5 205 Western Carolina 8/4/90

    Harper was an All-Atlantic 10 First Team member as a senior at Richmond, where Harper played from 2007-11. Harper was selected 32nd overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA Draft and his rights were then traded to the Orlando Magic. During the 2011 NBA lockout, Harper played professionally in France before coming back to the States and playing with the Magic during the 2011-12 season. In 14 games with Orlando, Harper averaged 1.4 points and 0.9 rebounds in 6.0 minutes per game.

    Harper participated in training camp for the Magic before the start of the 2012-13 season.

    Mutombo is the nephew of former NBA great Dikembe Mutombo.

    About the Idaho Stampede

    Season tickets for the Idaho Stampede 2012-13 season are available NOW! Run with the Stampede and call

    (208) 388-4667 today for more information.

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