The Greensboro Swarm, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, today selected five players in the 2016 NBA D-League draft. Shonn Miller, Ky Howard, Mike Anderson, Ron Mvouika and Keala King were selected with the Swarm’s first through fifth picks, respectively and will join the team’s training camp roster upon successful completion of physicals.
The Swarm’s first ever draft pick, Shonn Miller, a 6-7 forward, played his final season of eligibility at the University of Connecticut. In 36 games he averaged 12.3 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 59 percent from the field. Prior to his time with the Huskies, he played three seasons at Cornell University.
Ky Howard, a 6-4 guard, played all four seasons of his collegiate career at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. During his senior season with the Highlanders he averaged 12.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists over the course of 34 games.
Mike Anderson, a 6-4 guard, most recently played overseas with the Surrey Scorchers of the British Basketball League where he averaged 12.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 10 games. Prior to his time in Europe, he played at the University of Washington in 31 games for the Huskies during the 2014-15 season.
Ron Mvouika, a native of France, finished his college career at St. Johns University. The 6-5 guard/forward played in 32 games for the Red Storm, averaging 8.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists during his final season.
Keala King, a 6-5 guard, played 34 games during his senior year of college at the University of Pikeville, averaging 15.9 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Bears. He has recently played overseas in Spain, Thailand and the Philippines.
In addition to the players selected in today’s draft, the Swarm’s full training camp roster will be comprised of Hornets affiliate players, local tryout standouts and players returning to the D-League whose rights the Swarm acquired in the expansion draft this past August. The team’s full training camp roster will be released tomorrow. The Swarm will begin training camp this Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Greensboro.
The new NBA Development League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, the Greensboro Swarm will begin play in the 2016-17 season as a member of Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference. All home games during the inaugural season will be played at the renovated Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Season tickets are on sale now for as low as $7 per ticket per game, with club seats starting as low as $15 per ticket per game and courtside seats as low as $50 per ticket per game. Fans purchasing season tickets will save an average of over 20% per ticket per game off of single-game tickets, which will go on sale in the fall. Season ticket members will also receive exclusive benefits such as team autograph sessions, priority for Hornets and Swarm playoff tickets, discounts on Hornets and Swarm merchandise and more. For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit gsoswarm.com or call 336-907-3600. Follow the Swarm on Twitter (@greensboroswarm), Facebook (/greensboroswarm) or Instagram (@greensboroswarm).
– Source: Greensboro Swarm