As with most draft days in professional sports, the big excitement during the NLL draft Tuesday night came from a blockbuster trade. The Colorado Mammoth sent forwards Jeremy Noble, a University of Denver alum, and Zack Greer to the San Diego Seals in exchange for the 26th overall selection in this year’s draft, and a conditional fourth-round selection in 2020.
Noble was originally drafted second overall in the 2014 NLL draft by the Toronto Rock, but was dealt to the Mammoth in 2015 after not appearing in a single game for the Rock. In his time with the Mammoth, Noble appeared in 65 regular season games and tallied 251 points (78 goals, 173 assists) for the Mammoth, and was a fan favorite from day one. Noble graduated from DU in 2014, and is currently the lacrosse program’s Director of Player Personnel.
Greer was acquired in a trade with the Saskatchewan Rush in 2017. He spent two season with the Mammoth before retiring after the 2018 season. In his two season with Colorado, Greer tallied 90 points (40 goals, 50 assists) in 28 games. He announced in early August, 2019 that he was coming back from retirement. Greer won two titles with the Edmonton/Saskatchewan Rush in 2015 and 2016 before coming to the Mammoth.
In the Entry Draft tonight, the Mammoth had seven selections including the sixth overall pick. They made Warren Jeffrey, a defenseman from University of Vermont, their first first-round selection since 2016. Jeffrey fits in as a rock-solid defender, using his 6’3″, 210 lb. frame to his advantage. The Mammoth drafted five forwards in the hope of filling the roles of Noble and Greer. All the draft picks can be found below.
The Mammoth will open their season on Nov. 29 against the Saskatchewan Rush. Click here to find the full schedule.
2020 NLL Entry Draft results for the Colorado Mammoth
Round 1, pick 6: Warren Jeffery, Defense, University of Vermont
Round 2, pick 23: Will Malcolm, Forward, New Westminster Salmonbellies
Round 2, pick 26: Brett Craig, Defense, Seton Hill University
Round 2, pick 31: Jake McNabb, Forward, St. Catherine’s Lacrosse Club
Round 3, pick 39: Dylan Kinnear, Forward, Towson University
Round 5, pick 69: Dan Bucaro, Forward, Georgetown University
Round 6, pick 82: Liam Osborne, Forward, Belmont Abbey