Colorado 14ers Add Justin Cage and Brandon Dean to Roster
NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2007 - The Colorado 14ers today announced the reacquisition of guard Brandon Dean and the acquisition of guard/forward Justin Cage from the available player pool. Dean and Cage are expected to be available when the 14ers travel to Albuquerque to take on the Thunderbirds on Dec. 7.
Cage, a 6-6, 225-pound rookie from Xavier University, spent the 2007-08 preseason in the Chicago Bulls' training camp before being waived just prior to the start of preseason games. A standout at Xavier, Cage averaged 10.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting .567 from the floor and .750 from the free throw line during the 2005-06 season. That year, Cage led the team to a 25-9 record and the second round of the NCAA Tournament and was named Atlantic-10 All-Defensive Team for the third consecutive year.
A former RimRocker, Dean spent the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons in Arkansas where he averaged 10.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.7 steals in 31.6 minutes over 65 games in two seasons. Dean was a member of the 2007-08 14ers training camp before suffering an injury.
To make room on their roster, the 14ers waived forward Terrance Crawford due to injury and forward Chuck Davis.
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