Former NDNU men’s basketball standout Arron Mollet drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors
BELMONT, Calif. - Former Notre Dame de Namur University men's basketball standout Arron Mollet will continue his basketball career after being drafted by the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Developmental League.
Mollet, a 6-3 guard who graduated from NDNU in May of 2012, was selected as the 13th pick in the eighth round - the 125th overall pick.
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA's official minor league system and features 16 teams with direct affiliation to NBA franchises.
For Mollet, the Warriors offer a chance to continue his career that began at Gavilan College before spending two years at NDNU.
During his time as an Argonaut, he averaged 11.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per game while starting 41 contests at shooting guard. He also led the team each season in three-pointers made, knocking down 72 for his career.
"Being drafted was an amazing feeling. It just goes to show that there are opportunities for guys like me who come from smaller schools like NDNU," Mollet said.
The Santa Cruz Warriors are in a new home this season after making the move from Bismarck, N.D.. Mollet, originally from Gilroy, grew up an hour from Santa Cruz.
"Being able to play so close to home is an amazing opportunity for me." Mollet said. "I had my mind set on the fact that if I was going to be playing professional basketball it would have to be in a foreign country."
An affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, the former Dakota Wizards participated in their first D-League draft as the Santa Cruz Warriors on Nov. 2.
Prior to the draft, an open try-out was held at Aptos High School where Mollet attended and was noticed by the scouts.
"I am not sure what the future holds for me." Mollet said. "I just hope I can help contribute to the success of this organization this season and see where that takes me."
Mollet and the Warriors begin their inaugural season Nov. 17 with preseason action with their home opener scheduled for Dec. 23.