Utah Flash acquire Lance Allred

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 30 2010 10:00 p.m. MST

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PROVO — The Utah Flash announced multiple roster moves Tuesday, as they sent Dontell Jefferson and Carlos Wheeler to the Idaho Stampede.

In exchange, the Stampede sent former Weber State star Lance Allred to the Flash and Walter Sharpe to the Dakota Wizards, who sent a 2011 second-round draft pick to the Flash.

During the 2008-09 season, Allred played in 45 games with 45 starts for the Stampede, and he averaged 15.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. During the 2007-08 season, Allred appeared 38 games with the Stampede, averaging 16.2 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

He was named to the 2008 NBA Development League's All-Star team and was also the winner of the NBA D-League's Dream Factory inaugural game of H.O.R.S.E. On March 13, 2008, the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers signed Allred to a 10-day contract, making him the first legally deaf player in NBA history.

Allred began his collegiate career at the University of Utah. After two seasons, he transferred to Weber State, where he averaged 11.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game during in his junior season and led the team with 17.7 points and 12.0 rebounds per game as a senior. He ranked third in the nation in rebounding, trailing only Paul Millsap and Andrew Bogut, and was named to the All-Big Sky Conference first team.

— Deseret News Staff and wire reports

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