Ex-Wolverine Asselin Fourth Player Taken in NBDL Draft

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Former University of Michigan men's basketball player Josh Asselin (1998-2001) was selected by the Roanoke Dazzle Thursday (Nov. 6) as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2003 National Basketball Developmental League Draft.

Joining Asselin among Roanoke's selections were: Chris Christoffersen (Oregon, 2002), Demario Jones (Central Oklahoma, 2003), Marque Perry (Saint Louis, 2003), Gilson DeJesus (Kansas State, 2003), Mike Mackell (San Diego State, 2003), Mike King (George Washington, 2001), Kevin Owens (Monmouth, 2003), Andre Matthews (Delaware State, 2003) and Jonathon Jones (Barat College, 2002).

After graduating from Michigan in 2001, Asselin spent the last two years playing in Europe. In 2001-02, he averaged 7.9 points and 4.8 rebounds in 18 games playing for Rasalia de Castro in the Spanish LEB League. In 2002-03, he averaged 11.8 points and 5.2 rebounds in 29 games playing for Stade Clermontois in the French Pro B League. In 2003, Asselin was invited to participate in NBA training camp with the Golden State Warriors but was released.

While playing for the Wolverines, Asselin saw action in 120 consecutive games, missing just one game in his career. He amassed 879 career points, 592 rebounds and 136 career blocks, which is fifth all-time at U-M. He averaged 20.7 minutes during his career while shooting 56.4 percent from the field.

Former Big Ten member and Ohio State alum Ken Johnson was selected as the No. 1 overall pick by Huntsville, while former Michigan State guard Mateen Cleeves, selected in the sixth round, will join Johnson in Huntsville.

Individual team training camps for the six NBDL teams begin Nov. 8 with 17-man rosters. The rosters will be trimmed to 12 by Nov. 13, and final 10-man rosters will be submitted to the league on Nov. 20. The NBDL season begins Nov. 21.

2003 NBDL Draft
Roanoke Dazzle

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