2006 D-League Training Camp Rosters, News

2006 D-League Training Camp Rosters, News
Nov 12, 2006, 02:19 pm
D-League training camps kicked off this weekend and team rosters are beginning to take shape. In addition to the D-League draft, teams also had 4 other routes to supplement their rosters. DraftExpress had a chance to speak to the Director of Operations for the D-League, Chris Alpert, to discuss these routes.

1) Returning Players- Teams returning to the D-League this year are entitled to hold on to the rights of players that were on their roster last year, a maximum of four per team. Key examples from the D-League include Will Conroy, Jamar Smith, Kelenna Azubuike and Luke Schenscher. The three CBA teams who joined the D-League (Dakota Wizards, Idaho Stampede and Sioux Falls Skyforce) were also entitled to return players from their roster last year. Examples include Randy Livingston, Ricky Sanchez, Maurice Baker and David Jackson.

2) Expansion Draft- Teams who were not part of either the D-League or CBA last year (Colorado 14ers, Los Angeles D-Fenders, Bakersfield Jam and the Anaheim Arsenal) participated in an expansion draft to help supplement their rosters. Not all players who were drafted decided to play in the D-League, but still a number of key acquisitions were made. Jawad Williams, Elton Brown, Duane Erwin, Jackie Manuel are a few examples.

3) Allocation- D-League teams can be assigned a maximum of two players with “regional significance to their local market,” according to Chris Alpert. These are usually players who either grew up or played their college ball in the area. Louis Amundson, Olu Famutimi, Jerome Beasley and Jared Reiner are some intriguing names here.

4) Local Tryout Players- D-League teams conducted local tryouts this summer at their facilities to evaluate certain “under the radar” prospects that could be intriguing. If they did not receive the maximum amount of “returning players”—four—they could supplement this number with local tryout players. Chet Mason of the LA D-Fenders is an example.

A fifth route to supplement rosters will come from the “available player pool,” which could include some holdovers who were cut from NBA training camps and have yet to sign with overseas teams. Dijon Thompson for example is a player who is rumored to become available soon. The D-League confidentially decides on their “waiver preference order” and will assign players from the available player pool as they become available.

Despite the fact that the D-League expanded this year from 8 to 12 teams, there still appears to be more depth on the individual rosters than there was last year. Following 10 days of training camp, including some preseason games, teams will cut down their rosters from 16 or 17 players to 10 each. Rosters will be set on November 22nd, and games kick off on Friday, November 24th.

Here are the training camp rosters for all 12 teams:

*[A]= Allocated Players
*[R]= Rookies

Albuquerque Thunderbirds

Name Position Height Weight College

Greg Baker
G 6-4 200 Adams State

Steven Barber
G 5-10 160 UT-Arlington

Troy Bell
G 6-1 180 Boston College

Tony Bland
G 6-5 220 San Diego State

TJ Cummings
F 6-8 210 UCLA

Marcus Douthit
C 6-11 233 Providence

Eddy Fobbs
C 6-11 235 Sam Houston State

Moses Marbury
G 6-2 190 Rhode Island

Brandon Mason [A]
G 6-4 190 New Mexico State

Jason McCoy [R]
G 6-9 210 Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Is'mail Muhammed
F 6-6 225 Georgia Tech

Manuel Narvaez
C 6-10 235 Southern Nazarene

Brandon Robinson
F 6-8 215 Auburn

Ronald Ross
G 6-2 185 Texas Tech

Joe Shipp
F 6-6 220 California

Chris Shumate
G 6-6 215 Murray State

Jamaal Thomas
F 6-8 220 Angelo State

Head Coach: Michael Cooper
Assitant Coach: Joe Harge
Athletic Trainer: Michael Douglas

Anaheim Arsenal

Name Position Height Weight College

Mo Charlo [R]
F 6-7 210 Nevada

Milone Clark [R]
G 6-4 200 Tennessee Tech

Greg Clausen
F 6-10 255 Marquette

Kendrick Cornelius
G 6-3 180 Indiana Tech

Daryl Dorsey
G 6-0 170 Brevard CC

Jerry Dupree [A]
F 6-7 220 USC

Carl Edwards
G 6-5 210 Charleston (WV)

Corsley Edwards
F 6-9 240 Central Connecticut

Justin Johnson
G 6-0 188 Mississippi State

Shawson Johnson
F 6-9 250 North Texas

Bryson McKenzie [A][R]
F 6-10 230 Northern Illinois

Josh Murray
F 6-7 205 IUPUI

Andre Owens
F 6-4 195 Houston

Marvin Phillips
F 6-7 230 Claflin

Tyler Smith
F 6-10 265 Penn State

Jawad Williams
F 6-9 218 North Carolina

Head Coach: Larry Smith
Assitant Coach: Reggie Geary
Athletic Trainer: Courtney Watson

Arkansas RimRockers

Name Position Height Weight College

Myron Allen
G 5-11 185 North Dakota

Chad Bell [R]
C 6-11 268 Nevada

Ali Berdiel [R]
F 6-5 200 Valparaiso

Marcus Campbell
C 7-0 280 Mississippi State

Brandon Dean [A]
G 6-1 200 Arkansas

Olu Famutimi [A]
G 6-5 220 Arkansas

Ryan Forehan-Kelly
F 6-6 195 California

Badou Gaye
F 6-9 245 Gwynedd-Mercy

Matt Haryasz
F 6-10 235 Stanford

Ryan Holmes
G 6-6 190 Philander Smith

Brian Jackson
F 6-9 245 Oregon State

GJ Macon
F 6-9 230 Indiana (PA)

Jonathan Moore
F 6-8 220 NC Central

Ricky Shields
G 6-4 190 Rutgers

Jason Smith
F 6-6 195 Mississippi

Clay Tucker
G 6-5 165 Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Zakee Wadood
F 6-6 225 ETSU

Head Coach: Andy Stoglin
Assitant Coach: Pat Bradley
Athletic Trainer: TBD

Austin Toros

Name Position Height Weight College

Rod Benson [R]
G 6-10 225 California

Justin Bowen [R]
C 6-7 210 Illinois-Chicago

Dustin Brown [R]
F 6-7 225 Loyola Marymount

Johnathan Burris
F 6-6 205 University of Mary

Kris Clack [A]
G 6-5 225 Texas

BJ Elder
G 6-4 205 Georgia Tech

Anthony Fuqua
C 6-11 225 Texas-San Antonio

Brock Gillespie [R]
G 6-2 190 Rice

Jeff Hagen
C 7-0 270 Minnesota

Tedric Hill [R]
F 6-10 230 Gulf Coast CC

Scott Merritt
C 6-10 240 Marquette

Melvin Scott
G 6-1 165 North Carolina

Jamar Smith
F 6-9 230 Maryland

Ty Thomas [R]
F 6-4 190 Rutgers

Walt Walters
F 6-10 270 Cleveland State

Darius Washington [R]
G 6-5 165 Memphis

Head Coach: Dennis Johnson
Assitant Coach: Dale Osbourne
Athletic Trainer: Kristen Nicholson

Bakersfield Jam

Name Position Height Weight College

Tim Barnes [R]
G 5-11 180 Cal St. Bakersfield

Tony Bobbitt
C 6-4 195 Cincinnati

Brandon Bowman [R]
F 6-9 225 Georgetown

Thomas Blunt
F 6-7 230 Concordia-St. Paul

Carlos Cedeno
G 6-4 195 Venezuela

Anthony Coleman
F 6-11 215 Long Beach State

Brian Collins [R]
G 6-4 175 Belmont

Mike Dean
G 6-3 190 Middle Tennessee

Robert Dryden
C 7-1 260 Georgia

Antonio Griffin [R]
F 6-5 210 Cal St. Bakersfield

Andre McCollum
G 6-2 195 Cal St. Bakersfield

Tim Parham [R]
F 6-9 240 Maryland - Eastern Shore

Kevinn Pinkney [A]
F 6-10 245 Nevada

Roderick Riley
C 6-11 260 Prairie View A&M

Jeff Simpson [R]
F 6-8 220 North Texas

Yuta Tabuse
G 5-9 165 BYU-Hawaii

Head Coach: Jim Harrick
Assitant Coach: Ike Austin
Athletic Trainer: Michael Wilkins

Colorado 14ers

Name Position Height Weight College

Louis Amundson [A][R]
F 6-9 230 UNLV

Sean Banks
F 6-8 210 Memphis

Rodney Billups
G 5-10 175 Denver

Elton Brown
F 6-9 250 Virginia

Terrance Crawford
F 6-7 225 Oklahoma State

Mike Harris
F 6-6 240 Rice

Bakari Hendrix
C 6-9 240 Gonzaga

Pooh Jeter [R]
G 5-11 175 Portland

Eric Osmundson [R]
G 6-4 200 Pennsylvania

Sheldon Pace [R]
G 6-1 190 SW Baptist

Rick Rickert
C 6-11 235 Minnesota

Tyrone Sally
F 6-7 210 West Virginia

Julian Sensley [R]
F 6-9 230 Hawaii

Lenny Stokes
G 6-5 190 Cincinnati

Tayron Thomas [R]
G 6-3 180 Philadelphia U.

Von Wafer
G 6-5 210 Florida State

Head Coach: Joe Wolf
Assitant Coach: Kent Davison
Athletic Trainer: Mike Morrissey

Dakota Wizards

Name Position Height Weight College

Brandon Armstrong
G 6-4 200 Pepperdine

Maurice Baker
G 6-1 185 Oklahoma State

Jerome Beasley [A]
G 6-10 240 N. Dakota

Maurice Carter [A]
G 6-5 210 LSU

Jason Fontenet [R]
G 5-10 165 Oregon State

Tashaan Forehan-Kelly [R]
G 6-5 205 Pepperdine

Quemont Greer
F 6-7 240 DePaul

Ramon Hill
F 6-6 230 Jamestown

Geoff Husted
C 6-10 270 Gannon

Dontell Jefferson [R]
G 6-4 195 Arkansas

Kevin Lyde
F 6-9 270 Temple

Renaldo Major
G 6-7 190 Fresno State

James Maye
G 6-7 209 UNC-Greensboro

Jameel Pugh [R]
G 6-5 220 Sacramento State

George Williams
F 6-8 215 Houston

Justin Williams [R]
F 6-10 230 Wyoming

Head Coach: Dave Joerger
Assitant Coach: Kevin Rice
Athletic Trainer: Ray Hall

Fort Worth Flyers

Name Position Height Weight College

Deji Akindele
C 7-1 240 Chicago St.

Kelenna Azubuike
G 6-5 220 Kentucky

Kevin Burleson
G 6-3 205 Minnesota

Anderson Ferreira
G 6-9 220 Chipola JC

Gary Hamilton [R]
G 6-9 260 Miami

Jibril Hodges [R]
G 6-2 190 Long Beach State

Armein Kirkland [R]
F 6-7 195 Cincinnati

David Logan
G 6-1 175 Indianapolis

Anthony McHenry
F 6-7 222 Georgia Tech

Jeremy Richardson [R]
F 6-7 190 Arkansas

Corey Santee [A]
G 6-2 190 TCU

Luke Schenscher
C 7-1 265 Georgia Tech

Trent Strickland [R]
G 6-5 215 Wake Forest

Tommy Swanson [A][R]
F 6-10 190 Baylor

Anthony Terrell
F 6-6 230 UNC-Wilmington

Terrance Thomas
F 6-6 230 Baylor

Eric Walton
F 6-8 235 Long Beach State

Head Coach: Sidney Moncrief
Assitant Coach: Paul Mokeski
Athletic Trainer: Takashi Onuki

Idaho Stampede

Name Position Height Weight College

Lance Allred [A]
C 6-11 270 Weber St.

Jermaine Blackburn [A]
F 6-5 210 Boise State

Eric Chenowith
C 7-1 275 Kansas

Sam Daghlas
G 6-6 210 Midwestern State

Mike Efevberha [R]
G 6-4 195 Cal. St. Northridge

Duke Freeman-McKamey
F 6-9 245 Fordham

Jeff Graves
F 6-9 275 Kansas

David Jackson
G 6-5 210 Oregon

Clifton Lee [R]
F 6-7 210 Northwestern State

Shantay Legans [R]
G 5-11 180 Fresno State

Randy Livingston
G 6-4 210 LSU

Dexter Lyons
F 6-6 225 Central Florida

Peter John Ramos
C 7-3 290 Puerto Rico

Eddie Robinson
F 6-9 220 Central Oklahoma

Ricky Sanchez
F 6-11 215 IMG Academy

Ronnell Taylor
G 6-5 200 Alabama-Birmingham

JT Williams [R]
F 6-5 200 McNeese State

Head Coach: Bryan Gates
Assitant Coach: Ray Lopes
Athletic Trainer: TBD

Los Angeles D-Fenders

Name Position Height Weight College

Akin Akingbala [R]
F 6-9 220 Clemson

Aloysius Anagonye
F 6-8 255 Michigan State

Wayne Arnold [R]
G 6-4 190 Tennessee State

Duane Erwin
F 6-9 250 Memphis

Travis Garrison [R]
F 6-8 240 Maryland

Devin Green
G 6-7 210 Hampton

Joshua Gross
F 6-5 190 UNC-Greensboro

Kevin Johnson
F 6-8 215 Charlotte

Nate Johnson
G 6-1 185 Nebraska

Joel Jones [A]
F 6-5 200 Sacramento State

Andre Joseph
G 6-3 190 Oregon State

Julius Lamptey
C 7-0 275 Garden City CC

Jackie Manuel
G 6-5 190 North Carolina

Chet Mason
G 6-4 180 Miami (OH)

Jamar McKnight
G 6-5 210 Clemson

Elton Nesbitt [R]
G 5-9 165 Georgia Southern

Andre Patterson [A][R]
F 6-7 215 Tennessee

Head Coach: Dan Panaggio
Assitant Coach: Chucky Brown
Athletic Trainer: Marco Nunez

Sioux Falls Skyforce

Name Position Height Weight College

Andre Brown
F 6-9 245 DePaul

Joe Dabbert
F 6-10 255 Creighton

Shawn Daniels
F 6-7 200 Utah State

AJ Diggs
G 5-10 180 California

DeSean Hadley
G 6-3 190 Eastern Michigan

Eddie King
F 6-6 200 Nebraska-Omaha

Jared Reiner [A]
C 6-11 255 Iowa

Jemeil Rich
G 5-10 170 SMU

Antywane Robinson [R]
G 6-8 220 Temple

Chris Rodgers [R]
F 6-4 190 Arizona

Jeff Varem
F 6-6 240 Washington State

Luke Whitehead
F 6-6 220 Louisville

Frank Williams
G 6-3 215 Illinois

Joseph Works [R]
F 6-7 215 Tarleton State

Jitim Young
G 6-2 195 Northwestern

Head Coach: Mo McHone
Assitant Coach: Nate Tibbetts
Athletic Trainer: Dustin Schramm

Tulsa 66ers

Name Position Height Weight College

Mustafa Al-Sayyad
F 6-9 235 Fresno St.

Mike Benton
C 6-9 270 Charleston

Denham Brown [R]
G 6-5 220 Connecticut

Will Conroy
G 6-2 195 Washington

Najeeb Echols
F 6-7 230 Missouri

Chris Ellis [R]
G 6-9 265 Wake Forest

Jean Felix [R]
F 6-6 215 Alabama

Cheyne Gadson [A]
G 6-4 205 Oklahoma State

Tony Gipson
G 6-1 190 LSU

Mike Hall [R]
F 6-8 230 George Washington

Jason Miller [A][R]
F 6-8 240 Oklahoma State

Frans Steyn [R]
C 7-1 280 SW Baptist

JJ Sullinger [R]
G 6-5 210 Ohio State

Marcus Taylor
G 6-3 195 Michigan State

Keith Triplett
G 6-3 185 Toledo

Cezary Trybanski [R]
C 7-2 235 Poland

Nate Williams
F 6-10 230 Georgia State

Head Coach: Joey Meyer
Assitant Coach: Roy Rogers
Athletic Trainer: John Joslin

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