Former Men's Basketball Player Selected in the NBDL Draft
Nov. 1, 2001
SUWANEE, GEORGIA - Former Oregon State University men's basketball player Deaundra Tanner was selected in the eighth round of the inaugural National Basketball Development League Draft. Tanner was one 12 players selected by the Columbus Riverdragons, coached by former NBA player Jeff Malone.
Tanner, a 6'2' guard, lettered four years at Oregon State (1998-2001) for head coaches Ritchie McKay and Eddie Payne. He finished his career eighth for all-time scoring at the school with 1,399 points, first for three-point field goals (179), tied for third for assists (457), and fourth for steals (179).
Columbus' roster includes 16 players, four of those individuals were allocated to the team by the league. The roster must be trimmed to 11 players Nov. 3. The season opener is Nov. 18.
The league consists of eight teams, located in Columbus, Fayetteville (Patriots), Greenville (Groove), Asheville (Altitude), North Charleston (Lowgators), Mobile (Revelers), Roanoke (Dazzle), and Huntsville (Flight).
Tanner was one of five former Pac-10 players selected in the draft. He was joined by Chris Crosby (Mobile) from Washington State, Jeremy Veal (Huntsville) from Arizona State, Eugene Edgerson (Huntsville) from Arizona, and JaRon Rush (Roanoke) from UCLA.