Grizzlies Announce Summer Plans

(Memphis) The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team’s 2013 NBA Summer League roster, headlined by second-year guard Tony Wroten and 2013 NBA second round draft picks Jamaal Franklin (No. 41 overall) and Janis Timma (No. 60 overall).  Three forwards from the 2012-13 Grizzlies roster – Jon Leuer, Donté Greene and Willie Reed – also will join the summer league squad.

The Grizzlies will compete in the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas at the COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Grizzlies assistant coach Bob Thornton will coach Memphis’ summer league team and will be assisted on the sidelines by Lloyd Pierce, Duane Ticknor, Jason March and Steve Jones.

Memphis will open its summer league schedule with preliminary contests on Saturday, July 13 vs. Chicago and Sunday, July 14 vs. Cleveland, which will both be broadcast live on NBA TV at 7 p.m. CT, and will conclude its preliminary schedule on July 16 vs. Phoenix.  Following the preliminary slate, the Grizzlies will enter a tournament-style schedule that will crown the first-ever NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 22.

The NBA Summer League 2013 in Las Vegas will feature 22 teams competing in a 61-game schedule from July 12-22 at the COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  In addition to a full slate of games on NBA TV, all NBA Summer League games once again will be available via the NBA Summer League Live subscription package on NBA.com and NBA Mobile.

 A complete summer league roster, pronunciation guide and preliminary game schedule are attached.  An alphabetical roster is listed below.

No.

Player

Pos

Ht

Wt

DOB

College Last Played

NBA Exp.

12

Vander Blue

G

6-5

197

7/17/1992

Marquette Marquette Golden Eagles (NCAA)

R

23

Laurence Bowers

F

6-8

223

4/19/1990

Missouri Missouri Tigers (NCAA)

R

45

Jack Cooley

F/C

6-9

244

4/4/1991

Notre Dame Notre Dame Fighting Irish (NCAA)

R

22

Jamaal Franklin

G

6-5

191

7/21/1991

San Diego State San Diego State Aztecs (NCAA)

R

13

Donté Greene

F

6-11

226

2/21/1988

Syracuse Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)

5

10

Darington Hobson

G/F

6-7

210

9/29/1987

New Mexico Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)

2

54

Matt Howard

F

6-8

230

1/23/1989

Butler Chorale de Roanne Basket (France)

R

30

Jon Leuer

F

6-10

230

5/14/1989

Wisconsin Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)

2

3

Willie Reed

F/C

6-10

220

5/16/1990

Saint Louis Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)

1

24

Gerald Robinson

G

6-1

177

2/10/1989

Georgia Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Belgium)

R

2

Janis Timma

F

6-7

226

7/2/1992

BK Ventspils (Latvia)

R

1

Tony Wroten

G

6-6

210

4/13/1993

Washington Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)

1

 



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