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Four Replacements Announced for NBA Development League All-Star Game

February 12, 2015 - NBA G League (G League) News Release

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2015 - Four top NBA D-League prospects were today announced as replacements in the 2015 NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire. The game, which tips off at 2:30 p.m. ET at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday, Feb. 15, will air live on NBA TV.

On the Western Conference Prospects roster, Vander Blue (Los Angeles) will replace Jordan Hamilton (Reno), Roscoe Smith (Los Angeles) replaces James Michael McAdoo (Golden State/Santa Cruz) and Talib Zanna (Oklahoma City) replaces JaMychal Green (Memphis/Austin). Diante Garrett (Iowa) replaces Lorenzo Brown (Minnesota/Grand Rapids) on the Eastern Conference Futures roster.

Brown, Green and McAdoo are ineligible to play in the game by way of their status with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors, respectively. Hamilton will miss the contest due to personal reasons.

The original 2015 NBA D-League All-Stars were selected by a vote of the league's 18 head coaches while the replacements represent the available players with the next-highest scores among the coaches original vote.

The ninth annual NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire will be preceded by the Boost Mobile NBA D-League Three Point Contest and will host the Boost Mobile NBA D-League Slam Dunk Contest during the halftime break.

The complete 2015 NBA D-League All-Star teams are below, with replacements highlighted in bold.


Pos. Player (Team) Ht. Wt. College Birthdate

C Jerrelle Benimon (Idaho) 6-8 245 Towson 8/1/91

G Vander Blue (Los Angeles) 6-5 200 Marquette 7/17/92

G Jabari Brown (Los Angeles) 6-5 215 Missouri 12/18/92

G Bryce Cotton (Austin) 6-1 165 Providence 8/11/92

G Semaj Christon (Oklahoma City) 6-3 190 Xavier 11/1/92

F Eric Griffin (Texas) 6-8 190 Campbell 5/26/90

F Quincy Miller (Reno) 6-10 219 Baylor 11/18/92

F Roscoe Smith (Los Angeles) 6-9 202 UNLV 5/1/91

G Elliot Williams (Santa Cruz) 6-5 183 Memphis 6/20/89

F Talib Zanna (Oklahoma City) 6-9 230 Pittsburgh 10/1/90

Head Coach: Nate Bjorkgren (Bakersfield)

Assistant Coaches: Dylan DeBusk (Bakersfield), Tim Lewis (Bakersfield), Tyler Marsh (Bakersfield)

Athletic Trainers: Shaun Mirza (Bakersfield), Jonathan Mak (Bakersfield)


Pos. Player (Team) Ht. Wt. College Birthdate

F Chris Babb (Maine) 6-5 220 Iowa State 2/14/90

F Khem Birch (Sioux Falls) 6-9 220 UNLV 9/28/92

G Diante Garrett (Iowa) 6-5 181 Iowa State 11/3/88

G Seth Curry (Erie) 6-1 180 Duke 8/23/90

G Andre Emmett (Fort Wayne) 6-5 224 Texas Tech 8/27/82

G Tim Frazier (Maine) 6-1 170 Penn State 11/1/90

C Arinze Onuaku (Canton) 6-9 275 Syracuse 7/13/87

C Willie Reed (Grand Rapids) 6-9 220 Saint Louis 5/16/90

F Adonis Thomas (Grand Rapids) 6-6 231 Memphis 3/25/93

F Damien Wilkins (Iowa) 6-6 225 Georgia 1/11/80

Head Coach: Scott Morrison (Maine)

Assistant Coaches: Seth Cooper (Maine), Nate Mitchell (Maine)

Athletic Trainer: Ryan Donovan (Maine)

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