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Thunderbirds Finalize Opening Day Roster

November 26, 2009 - NBA G League (G League) - New Mexico Thunderbirds News Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 26, 2009 - Following a six point victory in their preseason contest last night, the Albuquerque Thunderbirds have finalized their opening night roster for the 2009-10 season. Center Shagari Alleyne and forward Shane Edwards were released in the final cuts of this year's training camp. The roster now stands at 10.

Name Position Height Weight College Status

Antoine Agudio Guard 6-3 195 Hofstra Returning

Tony Danridge Guard/Forward 6-5 210 New Mexico Allocated

Erek Hansen Center 6-11 210 Iowa Draft Pick

Jason Horton Guard 6-2 185 Missouri Tryout

Yaroslav Korolev Forward 6-8 225 Russia Draft Pick

Keith McLeod Guard 6-2 190 Bowling Green Returning

Kevin Pittsnogle Forward/Center 6-11 250 West Virginia Allocated

Carlos Powell Forward 6-7 225 South Carolina Draft Pick

Chad Toppert Guard 6-6 210 New Mexico Draft Pick

Cory Underwood Forward/Center 6-10 230 Southern Returning

The T-Birds will begin the 2009-10 season against the Bakersfield Jam on Friday, Nov. 27 at 7:00 p.m. The team will then play the Los Angeles D-Fenders on Nov. 28 at 7:00 pm.

Thunderbirds Season Tickets and mini plans are still available for as low as $4 per game. Call 505.265.3865 or visit for more information. Make plans now to be at Opening Weekend, Nov. 27 and 28.

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