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Monday, November 10, 2008
Former Lipscomb forward Eddie Ard was selected by the Utah Flash in the eighth round of the 2008 National Basketball Association Developmental League Draft.
A four-year starter at Lipscomb, Ard finished his career with 1,624 points. He earned First Team All-Atlantic Sun honors his sophomore year and Second Team All-Atlantic Sun honors his junior and senior seasons. Ard graduated from Lipscomb in August 2008 with a degree in marketing.
The Utah Flash are located in Provo, Utah and serve as the minor league affiliates of the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
The Flash are coached by first-year coach Brad Jones. Jones has served as a regional scout for the Utah Jazz since 2001. Prior to his work with the Jazz, Jones was the head men’s basketball coach at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn.
The 16-team NBA D-League will tip-off on Nov. 28.