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Sam Thompson leads GR Drive 2015 Draft Class


GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – OCT 31, 2015 – The Grand Rapids Drive, the official NBA Development League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, selected five players in the 2015 NBA D-League draft to round out their 17-man training camp roster.

The Drive selected Sam Thompson, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound, forward out of Ohio State with the 7th overall pick. Last season, Thompson averaged 10.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 35 games and received All-Big Ten Honorable Mention. He was with the Charlotte Hornets during the 2015 NBA pre-season.

Below is the list of players selected by the Drive in the 2015 NBA D-League Draft:

2015 NBA Development League Draft Picks
1 7 Sam Thompson F 6’7 200 11/11/92 Ohio St
2 7 Michael Stockton G 6’1 180 7/7/89 Westminster
3 7 Brett Comer G 6’3 190 5/9/92 Florida Gulf Coast
4 7 Ismael Romero F 6’8 220 6/23/91 Cuba
5 7 Paul Williams G 6’4 212 2/14/89 University of Dayton

Following the draft, the Drive completed a trade with the Canton Charge acquiring the 34th overall pick Adrian Forbes and Canton’s 2016 2nd round pick in exchange for Michael Stockton, the Drive’s 26th overall pick. Forbes is a 6-foot-11, 255-pound center out of Auburn University. While at Auburn, Forbes averaged 3.02 points, 2.84 rebounds, and 0.14 assists in 57 contests. He returns to the states after playing two consecutive seasons oversees.

(photo credit: Godofredo Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)






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