Thursday, January 14, 2010

66ers re-acquire former NBA D-League all-star Chris Richard

With Austin coming to town tonight, the big question has been who would be putting a body on Dwayne Jones, the league's leading rebounder. The answer may have just come when the 66ers re-acquired Chris Richard.

The number one overall selection in the 2008 NBA D-League Draft, Richard (6-9, 255) played in 20 games for the 66ers during the 2008-09 season, averaging 12.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. Richard was selected to the NBA D-League All-Star Game last season, but did not play due to injury.

Richard played in six preseason games for the Chicago Bulls earlier this season, averaging 3.5 points and 5.3 rebounds.

The University of Florida product won two national championships while in college.

To make room on the roster, the 66ers released center Steven Hill due to injury. Richard will wear jersey number 32 and will be in uniform for tonight’s home game against Austin at 7 p.m. CST.

More thoughts on the Austin game tonight coming later...

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