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D-League Showcase Interviews: Rod Benson,Mark Madsen, Mickell Gladness
by: Jonathan Givony - President, Jim Hlavac, Richard Walker
January 8, 2010
Checking In With the Boom Tho

Former DraftExpress blogger Rod Benson sits down with Jonathan Givony to discuss his basketball and writing career, his performance in the D-League showcase, the frustrations involved with being a fringe NBA player, and other topics.



Madsen Enjoying a New Line of Work

Utah Flash coach Mark Madsen sits down to discuss the transition he made from high paid NBA player to D-League assistant, the process of instilling the toughness and hustle he was known for in his own pupils, his thoughts on Dontell Jefferson, Anthony Tolliver and other players he's seen and worked with, and more.



Basketball from the Fringe: An Interview with Mickell Gladness

The NCAA's all-time leading shotblocker, Mickell Gladness, sits down to discuss a variety of issues, including what it's like to be a backup in the D-League, his team's extensive cooperation with the Houston Rockets, what it's like to realize that he's not an immediate NBA prospect, and much more.

 


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Rod Benson
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 235 lbs.
Birthday: 10/10/1984
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Torrey Pines
Previous Team: California , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF/C,
NBA: PF/C,
Possible: PF/C
Quick Stats:
4.8 Pts, 2.5 Rebs, 0.8 Asts


Mark Madsen
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 237 lbs.
Birthday: 01/28/1976
38 Years Old
Teams:
High School: San Ramon Valley
Previous Team: Stanford , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #29 in 2000 Draft
by the Lakers
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
0.3 Pts, 0.9 Rebs, 0.2 Asts


Dontell Jefferson
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birthday: 12/15/1983
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Stephenson
Previous Team: Arkansas , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG/SG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
3.1 Pts, 2.1 Rebs, 2.0 Asts


Anthony Tolliver
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 242 lbs.
Birthday: 06/01/1985
29 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Kickapoo
Previous Team: Suns , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF/C,
NBA: PF/C,
Possible: PF/C
Quick Stats:
7.0 Pts, 6.0 Rebs, 0.0 Asts


Mickell Gladness
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 11"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birthday: 07/26/1986
28 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Sylacauga
Previous Team: Townsville , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: C,
NBA: C,
Possible: PF/C
Quick Stats:
8.0 Pts, 9.8 Rebs, 0.3 Asts


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