Canton Charge Announce 2021 Roster
The Canton Charge, powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, today announced the full list of players who will compete wearing the Wine & Gold during the 2021 NBA G League season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida next month.
"We are excited that Charge basketball is back and are looking to pick up right where we left off last March," said Charge General Manager Brendon Yu. "While this season will be different than any other, we look forward to going out there and competing down in Orlando with the full support of Charge Nation cheering us on from Canton."
The Charge return three players from last year's team that finished the shortened season 29-14, good for a franchise-best winning percentage. Sir'Dominic Pointer comes back to the Charge after becoming the first player in NBA G League history to record 80 blocks & 80 steals in a single season last year. Levi Randolph and Sheldon Mac also return to the Charge after both being among the seven players to average double-digit points for Canton last season. Malachi Richardson will hit the floor for the Charge for the first time since his rights were secured at the end of the 2018-19 season.
The Charge acquired the rights to three players via trade earlier this offseason who are on the final roster - Norvel Pelle's rights came from the Delaware Blue Coats in exchange for the rights to J.P. Macura & Jaylen Barford. Aaron Epps's rights came to the Charge from the Northern Arizona Suns in exchange for the rights to Chance Comanche. Kadeem Allen joins Canton from the Westchester Knicks after his rights were acquired in exchange for the rights to the #9 pick in this year's NBA G League Draft.
Charles Matthews comes to the Charge as an affiliate player after spending training camp with the Cleveland Cavaliers last month. Canton rounded out their roster by selecting two players in this season's NBA G League Draft - 2018 NBA G League Rookie of the Year Antonio Blakeney with the third overall pick and 2019-20 America East Player of the Year Anthony Lamb with the sixth overall pick.
Training camp begins in Florida on January 31st. Below is the complete list of players and coaching staff:
POS # PLAYER HEIGHT WEIGHT BIRTHDATE SCHOOL ACQUIRED
G 0 Kadeem Allen 6-1 200 1/15/1993 Arizona Trade - WES
G 4 Antonio Blakeney 6-4 197 10/4/1996 Louisiana State Draft
F 21 Aaron Epps 6-9 220 4/28/1996 Louisiana State Trade - NAS
G/F 3 Anthony Lamb 6-6 227 1/20/1998 Vermont Draft
F 10 Sheldon Mac 6-5 200 12/21/1992 Miami (FL) Returning
G 1 Charles Matthews 6-6 205 11/15/1996 Michigan Affiliate
F 14 Norvel Pelle 6-10 231 2/3/1993 Lakewood HS (CA) Trade - DEL
F 15 Sir'Dominic Pointer 6-6 192 5/6/1992 St. John's Returning
G 6 Levi Randolph 6-5 208 10/3/1992 Alabama Returning
G/F 23 Malachi Richardson 6-4 200 1/5/1996 Syracuse Returning
Head Coach - Nate Reinking (Kent State)
Assistant Coach - Kendall Chones (Colgate)
Assistant Coach - Tyler Neal (Bluffton)
Assistant Coach - Austin Peterson (Baldwin-Wallace)
Assistant Coach - Bryan Tibaldi (Michigan State)
Head Athletic Trainer - Kevin Kamlowsky (Kent State)
Strength & Conditioning Coach - Brandon Joyner (Georgia State)
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