WASHINGTON, DC – The Capital City Go-Go, the Washington Wizards’ NBA G League affiliate, selected two players in the 2018 NBA G League Draft and also acquired the first round selections of the Canton Charge and Westchester Knicks in a three-team trade.
“We are very excited about our first draft and the players we were able to acquire,” said General Manager Pops Mensah-Bonsu. “This draft was another step in our journey towards a successful inaugural season.”
Capital City selected Noah Allen, a 6-7 swingman from Hawaii, with the 15th overall pick in the draft. Allen was a First Team All-Big West selection his senior season with the Rainbow Warriors, where he led the team with 15.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. The California native spent last season with ICL Manresa in Spain, where he averaged 7.6 points per game. The Go-Go took Devon Bookert, a 6-3 guard from Florida State, with their second round pick at number 42. Bookert shot 41.9 percent from three during his career at Florida State, and spent last season with USK Praha in the Czech Republic, where he averaged 15.5 points per game. Capital City did not own third and fourth round draft picks after completing a trade with the Westchester Knicks on Friday, October 19.
Following the draft, the Go-Go orchestrated a three-team deal where they received Darel Poirier, who was selected seventh overall by the Canton Charge, in exchange for the Go-Go’s 2019 first round draft pick and Westchester’s 54th overall pick of Freddie McSwain. The Go-Go also received the Knicks’ first round draft pick (27th overall) of Chris Wray, in exchange for the returning rights of Alex Davis.
Poirier is a 6-11 forward from Juvisy-sur-Orge, France, who spent last season with Etolie Charleville-Mezieres of the French LNB Pro B League, where he appeared in 30 games. Poirier has played in several professional European leagues since 2013, and will be draft eligible for the 2019 NBA Draft. Wray is a 6-8 forward from Mount St. Mary’s, who averaged 9.6 points and 8.3 rebounds his senior year at The Mount.
In a corresponding move, Capital City released Adam Woodbury and Buay Tuach.
Capital City’s draft is summarized below.
- Capital City sent the returning rights of Alex Davis in exchange for Chris Wray, Westchester’s 27th overall pick.
- The Go-Go traded its 2019 first round pick, as well as Westchester sending its 54th overall selection of Freddie McSwain, in exchange for Canton’s seventh overall pick of Darel Poirier.
- Capital City released both Adam Woodbury and Buay Tuach.
Capital City will release its full training camp roster and schedule Saturday evening in anticipation of the start of camp next week.