May 21, 2013

Former #Bonnies Standout Conger Chosen For Nets Draft Combine

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Former St. Bonaventure men's basketball forward Demitrius Conger has been selected to participate in the Brooklyn Nets Draft Combine on Wednesday, May 22, and Thursday, May 23.

A 6-6 forward from Brooklyn, Conger was one of 44 NBA draft-eligible players selected to showcase their skills in front of coaches and personnel executives from all 30 NBA teams. Players will be measured and skill tested as well as participate in five-on-five competition.

The Nets, in conjunction with the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers, will host the combine at the PNY Center in East Rutherford, N.J. The combine will be broken down into four sessions, two per day. The first session will begin at 9:30 a.m. each day, with the second one immediately following at 11:15 a.m. Conger is scheduled for the 9:30 group on Thursday.

"This is a great opportunity for me to showcase my skills and get my name out there," Conger said. "I'm really looking forward to the opportunity. I've been working out almost every day since the season ended, and I'm eager to prove I can be a valuable asset to an NBA team."

Conger, who graduated last Sunday with a degree in business management, was one of the most versatile players in program history. He scored 1,206 career points, grabbed 645 rebounds, dished out 249 assists and recorded 83 steals over his four seasons in the Brown and White – just the third player all-time with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists.

Conger helped lead the Bonnies to consecutive postseason appearances – the 2011 CBI and the 2012 NCAA Tournament – for the first time since two straight NITs in 2000-01 and 2001-02. He was a key cog in Bonaventure's run to the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship title and was named to the All-Championship Team after posting a near triple-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in a semifinal win over Massachusetts.

This past year, he was the only player in the A-10 who led his team in points (14.3 per game), rebounds (7.1) and assists (3.2). Conger started each of the final 92 games of his collegiate career, dating back to his sophomore campaign. Out of a total of 1,170 minutes of game time in 2012-13, Conger played in 1,057 (90.3 percent).

Over his four-year career, Conger posted 12 double-doubles, including four each in the last three seasons. He had 58 career double-figure point games and nine contests with at least 20 points or more, playing three seasons alongside 2012 NBA First-Round pick Andrew Nicholson, who went No. 19 overall to the Orlando Magic in last June's draft.

The NBA will host its Draft Lottery tonight on ESPN at 8:30 prior to Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs. The 2013 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m. at the Barclays Center.