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Former Morehead guard Stallworth chosen in NBDL draft

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Former Morehead State men's basketball star Maze Stallworth was selected in the seventh round of the NBA D-League Draft on Thursday by the Tulsa 66ers.

Stallworth, the career leader in three-pointers made at Morehead State, was taken as the 107th overall pick and the 11th choice of the seventh round. He was one of 10 players chosen by the 66ers.

"I am very happy for Maze," said MSU coach Donnie Tyndall, who made Stallworth his first signed recruit in 2006 in his second year at MSU. "I certainly wish him the best and hope everything goes well for him as he embarks on his professional career."

Stallworth finished his MSU career more than 1,000 points and hit a school-record 283 three-pointers. He also holds the school single season mark for treys. He helped guide the 2008-09 Eagle team to its first OVC Tournament championship and NCAA Tournament berth in 25 years.

The 66ers are an affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder. They begin training camp on Nov. 12 and tip off their 48-game 2011-12 schedule on Nov. 25 at the Idaho Stampede.

The NBA D-League is the official developmental league of the National Basketball Association. The 16-team league has teams stretching from Los Angeles to Maine. Jamaal Tinsley of Iowa State was the first overall choice in the 2011 draft.

Former University of South Dakota standout Nate Tibbetts is the head coach of the 66ers. In his first season in 2009-10, he led the 66ers to the D-League Finals.

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