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Conyers drafted to play in NBA Development League

By Michael Beaven Published: November 4, 2010

Former University of Akron men's basketball standout Jimmy Conyers was drafted in the eighth round of the 2010 NBA Development League Draft by the Erie BayHawks.
Conyers, 24, was the second selection of the eighth round (No. 124 overall pick).
Conyers, a 6-foot-5 and 220-pound forward, earned the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year honor last season, and averaged 10.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
Conyers helped the Zips reach the MAC Tournament championship game four years in a row and appeared in 129 games (59 starts). UA won the MAC East Division title in 2007, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament after winning the MAC Tournament in 2009.
The Reno Bighorns selected Nick Fazekas, a 6-foot-11 forward from the University of Nevada with the No. 1 pick of the draft.
The New Mexico Thunderbirds tabbed Alan Anderson, a 6-foot-6 guard-forward from Michigan State, with the No. 2 pick. The Maine Red Claws chose Magnum Rolle, a 6-foot-11 center from Louisiana Tech, with the No. 3 selection.

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