Windy City Bulls Select Four Players in 2016 D-League Draft to Complete Training Camp Roster

By cquackenbush | October 30, 2016



HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – The Windy City Bulls, presented by BMO Harris Bank, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, made four selections in the 2016 NBA Development League Draft on Sunday.

With the 12th pick of the first round, Windy City selected Aaron Thomas (6’5”, G, Florida State) who most recently played for the Brooklyn Nets during the 2016 NBA Summer League.

With the 34th overall pick, Windy City selected Sterling Gibbs (6’2”, G, Connecticut). Gibbs averaged 12.3 PPG last season for the Huskies.

Chauncey Collins (6’0”, G, TCU) and Anthony Lee (6’9”, F, Ohio State) rounded out Windy City’s draft in the third and fourth rounds.

Windy City’s roster now stands at 17 with camp opening on Nov. 1.


      2016-2017 Windy City Bulls Training Camp Roster

Name Position HT WT From Status DOB
J.J. Avila F 6’7″ 235 Colorado State University Affiliate 10/11/1991
Chauncey Collins G 6’0″ 180 TCU Draft 1/17/95
Alec Brown F/C 7’1″ 231 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay RET 7/23/1992
Coreontae DeBerry F/C 6’10” 270 University of Cincinnati Local Tryout Player 6/2/1994
Spencer Dinwiddie G 6’6” 205 University of Colorado Boulder Affiliate 4/6/1993


Sterling Gibbs G 6’2″ 185 Connecticut Draft 7/27/1993
Kiwi Gardner G 5’7″ 155 Midland College RET 4/7/1993
Nick Kellogg G 6’3″ 200 Ohio University RET 12/11/1991
Anthony Lee F 6’9 230 Ohio State University Draft 5/24/91
Alfonzo McKinnie F 6’8″ 215 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Local Tryout Player 6/17/1992
Jon Octeus G 6’4″ 170 Purdue University RET 10/23/1991
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera G 6’2″ 215 Georgetown University Affiliate 4/6/1993
Wesley Saunders G 6’6′ 218 Harvard University RET 6/6/1993
Aaron Thomas G 6’5″ 195 Florida State University Draft 12/3/1991
Corbin Thomas F 6’6″ 220 Midwestern State University Local Tryout Player 3/25/1991
Thomas Walkup G 6’4″ 195 Stephen F. Austin State University Affiliate 12/30/1992
Booker Woodfox G 6’1″ 180 Creighton University RET 9/6/1986

 The NBA D-League season tips off at the Sears Centre Arena on Friday, November 11 when the Windy City Bulls host the Long Island Nets at 7 PM. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative Windy City Bulls Hat, presented by BMO Harris Bank.

Entering its 16th season, the NBA D-League has expanded to 22 teams for the 2016-17 campaign. Fans interested in purchasing Windy City Bulls season tickets for the team’s first season may visit www.WindyCityBulls.com or call 847-396-7070.