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Santa Cruz Warriors to pick 15th in 2013 NBA D-League Draft

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The Santa Cruz Warriors will have 10 picks in the eight-round 2013 NBA D-League Draft.

Orion Outerbridge is one 2013 D-League Draft prospect who impressed at the league's national tryout in June, according to Ridiculous Upside.
Orion Outerbridge is one 2013 D-League Draft prospect who impressed at the league's national tryout in June, according to Ridiculous Upside.
Photo by Bob DeChiara.

The 2013 NBA D-League Draft is set to occur on Friday, November 1 beginning at 4 p.m., as first announced this week by SB Nation's Ridiculous Upside.

Coming off a successful inaugural season in which they made it to the D-League Finals, the Santa Cruz Warriors will have the 15th pick in the first round of the draft and have 10 total picks in the eight-round draft.

Round Pick
1 15
2 3 (from Springfield Armor)
3 4 (from Idaho Stampede)
3 13 (from Fort Wayne Mad Ands)
3 15
3 16 (from Rio Grande Valley Vipers)
5 15 (from Springfield Armor)
6 15
7* 15
8* 15

Santa Cruz Warriors selections in the 2013 D-League Draft.
* = optional

Rounds seven and eight are not mandatory, as described in a Warriors release.

The Santa Cruz Warriors have ten picks in the 2013 NBA D-League Draft, including the fifteenth selection in the first round, the third selection in the second round, four picks in the third round, and then one each in rounds five through eight. This year, the first six rounds of the Draft are mandatory, while teams may opt not to select players in the seventh and eighth rounds.

Last season, the Warriors were able to pick up Travis Leslie with the 13th pick overall, which worked out pretty well if you recall. And Keith Schlosser of Ridiculous Upside has more about the type of talent that can be found throughout the draft, which could help an organization at both the D-League and NBA levels - as one example, he pointed out that 2012 fourth round pick Arinze Onuaku (Reno Bighorns) managed to parlay a strong summer league performance into a training camp invite.

For far more on the upcoming draft, check out Ridiculous Upside's storystream which includes a look at what prospects might be available in this year's draft.

For more on the Santa Cruz Warriors, check out our Santa Cruz Warriors section.