Canton Charge select five players in 2015 D-League draft
The 2015 NBA Development League Draft is complete, with the Canton Charge selecting five players with various college and professional experience. The Charge conducted their selections from their executive offices at the Canton Memorial Civic Center during a live draft party with Charge Nation Season Ticket Members in attendance. The five players selected will go towards filling the 16-man training camp roster.
With their 1st round selection (15th overall), the Charge took guard Antonio Barton (6'2", 180) from the University of Tennessee. As a senior, Barton started 28 of the Volunteers' 37 games at the point guard position. In 2013-14 for the Volunteers, Barton averaged 7.5 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 25.1 minutes per game. Prior to his senior season at UT, Barton played three seasons at University of Memphis, finishing second all-time in career three-point field goal percentage (.417) for the Tigers. He is the younger brother of Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton and played with Denver in the 2015 NBA Summer League.
With the 15th pick in the 2nd round, Canton chose forward Adrian Forbes (6'8", 232) out of Auburn University. Forbes' draft rights and a future second round pick were immediately traded to the Grand Rapids Drive in exchange for guard Michael Stockton. Stockton, the son of NBA Hall of Fame guard John Stockton, played collegiately at Westminster (Utah) and most recently played overseas for Ludwigsburg (Germany). Stockton also has played for the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Summer League teams.
With the 15th pick in the 3rd round, the Charge selected forward Juvonte Reddic (6'9", 236) out of Virginia Commonwealth University. As a senior at VCU, Reddic averaged 11.8 points and 8.4 rebounds in 27.9 minutes per game. This past season, Reddic played professionally in Italy with O. Lavoro BO.
Below is the complete list of players drafted by the Charge:
PLAYER POS HGT WGT BIRTHDATE SCHOOL ROUND (OVERALL)
Antonio Barton G 6-2 180 12/21/91 Tennessee 1st (15th)
Michael Stockton G 6-1 180 5/7/89 Westminster Trade
Juvonte Reddic F 6-9 236 5/23/92 VCU 3rd (53rd)
Joel Smith G 6-4 180 10/8/90 Northeastern 4th (72nd)
Sampson Carter F 6-8 220 9/11/90 UMASS 5th (91st)
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The Canton Charge are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Majority Owner and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, both of which play their games at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.
Canton Charge Press Release