October 30, 2016 – The Greensboro Swarm, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, today selected five players in the 2016 NBA D-League draft. Shonn Miller, Ky Howard, Mike Anderson, Ron Mvouika and Keala King were selected with the Swarm’s first through fifth picks, respectively and will join the team’s training camp roster upon successful completion of physicals.
The Swarm’s first ever draft pick, Shonn Miller, a 6-7 forward, played his final season of eligibility at the University of Connecticut. In 36 games he averaged 12.3 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 59 percent from the field. Prior to his time with the Huskies, he played three seasons at Cornell University.
Ky Howard, a 6-4 guard, played all four seasons of his collegiate career at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. During his senior season with the Highlanders he averaged 12.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists over the course of 34 games.
Mike Anderson, a 6-4 guard, most recently played overseas with the Surrey Scorchers of the British Basketball League where he averaged 12.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 10 games. Prior to his time in Europe, he played at the University of Washington in 31 games for the Huskies during the 2014-15 season.
Ron Mvouika, a native of France, finished his college career at St. Johns University. The 6-5 guard/forward played in 32 games for the Red Storm, averaging 8.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists during his final season.
Keala King, a 6-5 guard, played 34 games during his senior year of college at the University of Pikeville, averaging 15.9 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Bears. He has recently played overseas in Spain, Thailand and the Philippines.
In addition to the players selected in today’s draft, the Swarm’s full training camp roster will be comprised of Hornets affiliate players, local tryout standouts and players returning to the D-League whose rights the Swarm acquired in the expansion draft this past August. The team’s full training camp roster will be released tomorrow. The Swarm will begin training camp this Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Greensboro.