Former County Athletes Taken in CBA's Draft

Four former Orange County high school standouts were chosen in Monday's Continental Basketball Assn. draft.

Mike Mitchell, a former Mater Dei High School athlete who completed his collegiate career at Colorado State, was selected by the Wichita Falls Texans. Mitchell, a 6-7 forward, was the fifth selection overall.

Tom Lewis, also a former Mater Dei athlete, was one of the nation's most sought after prep players in 1985 before playing at USC and Pepperdine. He was chosen in the eighth round by the La Crosse (Wis.) Catbirds.

Jeff Fryer, a former Corona del Mar High School athlete who helped Loyola Marymount reach the final eight in the NCAA basketball tournament, was selected in the fourth round by the Albany (N.Y.) Patroons.

Kevin Walker of Brea-Olinda High School and UCLA was chosen in the fifth round by the Rockford (Ill.) Lightning.

The CBA draft was for players who had completed their collegiate eligibility this past season, but were not chosen in the NBA draft.

Ron Draper, a 6-9 forward from American University, was the first player selected.

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