APSU Alumnus Chris Horton was selected 5th in the NBA D-League draft by the Grand Rapids Drive, the D-League affiliate for the Detroit Pistons, on Sunday Oct. 30.

Horton, who led APSU to Ohio Valley Conference glory in the spring of 2016, goes to a Grand Rapids team in need of a a big center. The Drive finished last in the D-League in rebounds and blocks last season. Horton will hope to follow the path blazed by other OVC players to jump from D-league to the league with players like Robert Covington, Isaiah Cannon, Ian Clark and Cameron Payne.

While at APSU Horton became the 9th player in Division I history to record 1,700 points, 1,200 rebounds and 300 blocked shots. The Atlanta, Georgia Native proudly holds APSU’s all time (325) and single season (100) record in blocked shots.

NBA D-League games are streamed on YouTube and NBADLeague.com, both no cost. The NBA D-League 2016 season tips off on Nov. 11. The Grand Rapids Drive will host the Canton Charge at 6 p.m.