Thursday, 18 July 2019 12:06

Marauders Draft Ellender

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

The Minnesota Marauders entered the draft with the #5 pick overall, #19 pick overall and the #47 pick in the 2nd round. The front office along with the fans couldn't be happier with their first two picks. They received the #5 pick from the Portland Lumberjacks in the blockbuster trade a season ago. Everybody knew the Marauders wanted, PG Francis Ellender, out of Duke and their dreams came true as he fell to some pundits surprise. GM Jason Rouse commented...

"We couldn't be happier with Ellender as PG was a major need for the team to say the least. We believe he can play right away but the big question will be can he be productive as the starter? A lot of upside but also a few things he needs to work on, especially his quickness as we would like for him to be a little more explosive with that first step."

At #19 the front office was looking for a post player and they found one that can contribute immediately. They had no backup for PF Tony Pence but now that problem has been fixed. The team selected PF Darwin Weisman out of Northwestern who will be a perfect fit for the Marauders. Physically he's a menace down low and will be able to rebound with the best of them. He looks to not have any major weaknesses and is average in most categories. Rouse spoke...

"We definitely had our eyes on him leading up to the draft and very happy to land him at #19. We also expect him to jump in and play right away backing up Pence at PF. We will definitely be working with him during camps to get his post defense improved."

With their 2nd round pick at #47 the team selected SG Simon Barrier out of Indiana. He will definitely be started out playing in the D league and is a long shot to make this team in the future. The team picks up 2 players that are already chalked into their 10 man rotation which usually doesn't happen coming out of the draft. Overall I give this draft an A as the team picked up 2 quality prospects and 2 players that can contribute right away.

Read 82 times
More in this category: « Marauders Magic Take 2 »

You have no rights to post comments

Member Login