Westchester Knicks Finalize Inaugural Training Camp Roster
WHITE PLAINS, November 3, 2014 - The Westchester Knicks, the official NBA Development League affiliate of the New York Knickerbockers, have finalized the inaugural training camp roster in preparation for the 2014-15 season, the first in franchise history.
Westchester's training camp roster comprises 16 players with various collegiate and professional experience. The team was assembled through an expansion draft that gave the Knicks rights to returning players, the 2014 NBA Development League Draft, local tryouts, and the affiliate player rule. Training camp for the inaugural season begins Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo became the sixth NBA D-League player to be drafted by an NBA team when the New York Knicks took the Greek native in the second round (51st overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft. He is the first international player to be drafted in the NBA after playing in the NBA D-League. Antetokounmpo spent the 2013-14 with the Delaware 87ers but due to NBA draft rights, his rights were retained by the Knicks.
Langston Galloway and Orlando Sanchez both were in NBA training camp with the New York Knicks last month and were added to the Westchester Knicks roster via the affiliate player rule. Jordan Vanderberg was also added to Westchester's roster via the affiliate player rule after being waived by New York last month.
Joseph Bertrand, the first draft selection in Westchester Knicks history, headlines the six players chosen in the 2014 NBA Development League draft last Saturday.
The team will submit an opening day roster of 10 players on Thursday, Nov. 13 as the Westchester Knicks open the inaugural 2014-15 season on the road against the Oklahoma City Blue on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 3:00 p.m.
Below is the complete Westchester Knicks training camp roster:
PLAYER POS HT WT BIRTHDATE SCHOOL HOW ACQUIRED
Thanasis Antetokounmpo F 6-7 215 7/17/1992 Country: Greece NBA Draft Rights Player
Andre Barrett G 5-10 172 2/21/1982 Seton Hall Trade
Joseph Bertrand G 6-6 200 3/23/1991 Illinois NBADL Draft: 2nd (28th)
Kris Clark G 6-2 180 11/25/1985 Utah State Local Tryouts
Langston Galloway G 6-2 202 12/9/1991 St. Joseph's Affiliate Player
Marcus Ginyard F/G 6-5 210 5/8/1987 North Carolina Local Tryouts
JR Inman F 6-10 225 3/4/1987 Rutgers Local Tryouts
Darnell Jackson F 6-8 270 11/7/1985 Kansas Trade
Todd Mayo G 6-3 195 3/26/1991 Marquette NBADL Draft: 4th (64th)
Dwayne Mitchell G 6-5 210 8/24/1982 Louisiana-Lafayette NBADL Draft: 6th (101st)
Orlando Sanchez F 6-9 220 5/26/1988 St. John Affiliate Player
Ben Strong C 6-11 220 9/10/2986 Guilford Returning Player
Kevin Tiggs F/G 6-4 210 4/17/1984 East Tennessee St. NBADL Draft: 7th (118th)
AJ Ussery F 6-9 230 7/7/1991 Point Loma NBADL Draft: 5th (82nd)
Jordan Vanderberg C 7-1 245 3/25/1990 NC State Affiliate Player
Sherrod Wright G 6-4 202 8/4/1991 George Mason NBADL Draft: 6th (100th)
The Westchester Knicks will make their regular season debut at the Westchester County Center for their inaugural home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7:00 p.m. against the Canton Charge. Tickets for the Westchester Knicks inaugural season are on sale now. Visit WestchesterKnicks.com for ticket options and to view the full season schedule.
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