RGV Vipers Announce 2015-16 Opening Day Roster

November 11, 2015 - NBA G League (G League) - Rio Grande Valley Vipers News Release

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers today announced the team's 2015-16 opening day roster. K.J. McDaniels is also currently on assignment from the Houston Rockets. The Vipers tip off the season Nov. 13 and 14 when they host the Idaho Stampede at State Farm Arena. Both games are set for 7 p.m. (CST).

The Vipers opened training camp on Nov. 3 with 17 players. To set the opening day roster, the Vipers waived Laquavius Cotton, Michael Craig, James Crockett, Ryan Manuel and Akeem Richmond.

NO. NAME POSITION HEIGHT WEIGHT STATUS COLLEGE

2 Karl Cochran Guard 6'1 175 Draft Wofford

3 Will Cummings Guard 6'2 185 Affiliate Temple

9 Jaron Johnson Forward 6'6 205 Returner Louisiana Tech

12 Tyrone Johnson Guard 6'3 195 Tryout Invitee South Carolina

10 Denzel Livingston Guard 6'4 178 Affiliate Incarnate Word

14 K.J. McDaniels* Guard/Forward 6'6 205 Assignee Clemson

18 Raphiael Putney Forward 6'9 185 Returner Massachusetts

0 Aqeel Quinn Guard 6'3 200 Draft San Diego State

42 Joshua Smith Center 6'10 350 Affiliate Georgetown

1 Jarvis Summers Guard 6'3 180 Draft Mississippi

4 Jarvis Threatt Guard 6'2 170 Returner Delaware

5 Chris Walker Forward 6'10 220 Affiliate Florida

23 Amir Williams Center 6'11 250 Draft Ohio State

* On assignment from the Houston Rockets

Head Coach: Matt Brase (1st Season, Arizona, 2005)

Assistant Coach: Joseph Blair (1st Season, Arizona, 1996)

Assistant Coach: Cody Toppert (1st Season, Cornell, 2005)

Strength and Conditioning:Justin Jackson (2nd Season, Tennessee, 2008)

Athletic Trainer: Long Lam (3rd Season, UT-Arlington, 2010)

For more information about the RGV Vipers 2015-16 season or to purchase season tickets, contact the Vipers at 956-972-1144.

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