Former Florida Gulf Coast point guard Brett Comer was selected by the Grand Rapids Drive with the No. 7 pick in the third round of the NBA D-League draft on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles star becomes the first player in program history to be selected in the Development League draft.
Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Drive are an affiliate of the Detroit Pistons. In previous rounds, Grand Rapids also drafted Sam Thompson (Ohio State) and Michael Stockton (Westminster). NBA Development League training camp begins on Monday, Nov. 2. The Drive open the season against Delaware on Nov. 14, pitting Comer against former Atlantic Sun rival Ty Greene, who was drafted by the 87ers in the third round.
Comer joins a multitude of former Eagles in the professional ranks. Chase Fieler, playing with Donar Groningen, is in his second season overseas, while Bernard Thompson is tearing it up as a rookie with MBK Rieker Komarno in Slovakia. After spending the last season and a half with the Maine Red Claws (D-League), Sherwood Brown is finding his next step in his pro career. Jamail Jones, who initially signed with ScanPlus Elchingen in Germany, was reportedly released by the team before the season began.
Finishing his collegiate career with 845 assist wearing the Blue and Green, Comer ranks No. 24 all-time on the NCAA career assists list. The Orlando, Fla. product was instrumental in leading the Eagles to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2013 and three consecutive 20-win seasons.
Following his graduation, the 6-foot-3 guard competed in the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational Tournament and earned a workout with the Miami Heat. Not finding the right situation in the U.S or abroad, Comer recently switched agents from Montgomery Sports Group to Austin Walton, who also represents felllow FGCU alumni Bernard Thompson.
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