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November 9, 2008 at 8:17 PM

Jones, Conroy updates

Former Huskies Bobby Jones and Will Conroy have each found homes in the NBA D-League for this season.
Jones will apparently play with Sioux Falls while Conroy is with Tulsa, the teams each were with at the end of last season.
That will make three former Huskies in the D-League to start the season as Ryan Appleby was a regional pick of Idaho in last week’s draft.
UW coach Lorenzo Romar had this to say last week about th former Huskies in the NBA D-League.
“I think it is a lot like the minor leagues in baseball. When you get drafted, you go there for seasoning, particularly if you aren’t quite ready for the big leagues. You get to develop and, if you play well, you get a chance to get called up. Before, with the CBA, you had random teams. Now, with the NBDL, players are affiliated with a NBA team and each team is generally regionally associated with an NBA team. Like baseball, once you sign a contract you are in that organization and you have more of a chance to move up. In the case of Will Conroy, he has already been in the NBA and the NBDL. He is a veteran and he’s been an all-star in the NBDL. For Ryan Appleby, this will be his first experience so those two guys are really going into this year with completely difference backgrounds and experiences.
“This definitely gets Ryan’s name out there for the professional teams, both here in the Untied States and abroad. It gives him a chance to be evaluated in a professional setting. That should open up his NBA camp and tryout opportunities. It will also open up the international market because the NBDL is scouted heavily by those teams.
“For Will, this keeps his name alive and that always presents opportunities. He will be able to keep playing and have a chance to get back into the NBA”

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