Red Claws: Bullish about their draft

Posted by: MBR on Fri Nov 4th, 2011 7:29 am
Red Claws: Bullish about their draftMaine adds several promising players in the D-League draft, led by first-rounder Chris Wright.By Mike Lowe PORTLAND Late Thursday afternoon, the Maine Red Claws announced they had hired Don-yell Marshall, a 15-year NBA veteran, as an assistant coach to David LeitaoA couple of hours later, they began filling out the roster those two will coach.And as expected, they went for big, athletic, tough-minded players in the NBA Development League draft exactly what they want in Leitao's system."This was a phenomenal draft for us," said Jon Jennings, the president and general manager of the three-year-old Red Claws.Start with first-round pick Chris Wright, selected third in the draft. Originally projected to go in the NBA draft, Wright is a 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward out of Dayton whose nickname is "Top Flight" because of his ability to soar above the rim.for full story ... 11-04.html