The Delaware 87ers selected Brannen Greene a guard out of Kansas with their first pick (No.7 overall) in Sunday’s NBA Development League Player Draft. Sevens also selected Benito Santiago Jr. a forward from Cumberlands University ( No.38 overall), Grandy Glaze a forward from Grand Canyon University (No. 51 overall) and Christian Macauley a center from Texas A&M Commerce University (No.73 overall).
In his three seasons at Kansas, Brandon Greene was unstoppable at the free throw line hitting a 87. 2 average at the line. The 6 ft 7, 215 pounds guard had shot 42 percent from the three point line and shooting average of 45 percent overall.
In 2015, Greene shot 70.5 percent from three point line for the season and he scored in double figures six times including twice in Big 12 play.
The former Jayhawk is from Juliette, GA and played at Tift County High School where he multiple honors including 2013 Gatorade Georgia Boys Basketball Player of the Year and Georgia’s 2013 Mr. Basketball.
Sevens’ GM Brandon Williams said this about drafting Greene via Liberty Ballers:
“[Greene] is a young player who I think has NBA upside,” said Sevens’ GM Brandon Williams moments after selecting the former McDonald’s All-American. “I think he’s a young stud that didn’t see his potential realized and a lot of that happens when there are great players that are constantly recruited in… We see a young, NBA upside floor-spacer who should be able to create his own shot.”
The 6 ft 6 inches, 210 pound Santiago Jr. played 2 seasons at University of Cumberlands before going overseas and playing with multiple teams for four seasons. Santiago Jr. most recently played for Atleticos de San German in the Puerto Rican BSN and averaged 14 points and 3 rebounds with them last season.
Glaze the 6 ft 6, 235 pound Forward from Toronto, Ontario spent two seasons at Grand Canyon University where he shot 60 percent from the floor in his senior season there. Before playing for Grand Canyon, Glaze was a player a Saint Louis where he shot 48.5 percent and posted 11.3 minutes per game. Glaze also had 26 assists, 28 steals and 13 blocked shots in his career there.
Macauley the 6 ft 9, 218 pound Center from Texas A&M Commerce University had averaged 9.1 points, had 23 games with multiple blocks, had 3 double doubles, ranked fourth in the LSC in rebounds per game 7.2 and field goal percentage with .542 in 2013-2014 season. He was named 2013 Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Year and 2013 Lone Star Conference All-Defensive Team that season.
Before Maculey played at Texas A&M Commerce, he also played at at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where was named Rookie of year in 2011, First team All-Conference selection in 2012, and Two-time all-region selection.
The 87ers draft selections on Sunday help rounded the final Training camp roster for the 2016-2017 season:
Some of training camp invites include former Blue Hens stand out Davon Usher and former Temple star Dionte Christmas.
The Former Blue Hen averaged 18.8 points game, had .417 FG percentage, .396 three point percentage and .743 free throw percent in one season at University of DE. Usher has played over seas and in the D-league with several teams.
Sevens Training camp starts Tuesday, November 1 and will be until Wednesday, November 9 at University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.