Grizzlies Announce Summer League Roster

Grizzlies Announce Summer League Roster

Assistant Bob Thornton will coach the team.
Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team’s 2013 NBA Summer League roster, headlined by second-year guard Tony Wroten and 2013 NBA second round draft picks Jamaal Franklin (No. 41 overall) and Janis Timma (No. 60 overall).  Three forwards from the 2012-13 Grizzlies roster – Jon Leuer, Donté Greene and Willie Reed – also will join the summer league squad.

The Grizzlies will compete in the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas at the COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Grizzlies assistant coach Bob Thornton will coach Memphis’ summer league team and will be assisted on the sidelines by Lloyd Pierce, Duane Ticknor, Jason March and Steve Jones.

Memphis will open its summer league schedule with preliminary contests on Saturday, July 13 vs. Chicago and Sunday, July 14 vs. Cleveland, which will both be broadcast live on NBA TV at 7 p.m. CT, and will conclude its preliminary schedule on July 16 vs. Phoenix.  Following the preliminary slate, the Grizzlies will enter a tournament-style schedule that will crown the first-ever NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 22.

The NBA Summer League 2013 in Las Vegas will feature 22 teams competing in a 61-game schedule from July 12-22 at the COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  In addition to a full slate of games on NBA TV, all NBA Summer League games once again will be available via the NBA Summer League Live subscription package on NBA.com and NBA Mobile. 

A complete summer league roster, pronunciation guide and preliminary game schedule are attached.  An alphabetical roster is listed below.

No.
Player
Pos
Ht
Wt
DOB
College
Last Played
NBA Exp.

12
Vander Blue
G
6-5
197
7/17/1992
Marquette
Marquette Golden Eagles (NCAA)
R

23
Laurence Bowers
F
6-8
223
4/19/1990
Missouri
Missouri Tigers (NCAA)
R

45
Jack Cooley
F/C
6-9
244
4/4/1991
Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (NCAA)
R

22
Jamaal Franklin
G
6-5
191
7/21/1991
San Diego State
San Diego State Aztecs (NCAA)
R

13
Donté Greene
F
6-11
226
2/21/1988
Syracuse
Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
5

10
Darington Hobson
G/F
6-7
210
9/29/1987
New Mexico
Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
2

54
Matt Howard
F
6-8
230
1/23/1989
Butler
Chorale de Roanne Basket (France)
R

30
Jon Leuer
F
6-10
230
5/14/1989
Wisconsin
Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
2

3
Willie Reed
F/C
6-10
220
5/16/1990
Saint Louis
Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
1

24
Gerald Robinson
G
6-1
177
2/10/1989
Georgia
Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Belgium)
R

2
Janis Timma
F
6-7
226
7/2/1992
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BK Ventspils (Latvia)
R

1
Tony Wroten
G
6-6
210
4/13/1993
Washington
Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
1
 
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