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Trail Blazers Announce 2009 NBA Summer League Roster

The Portland Trail Blazers announced their roster for the 2009 NBA Summer League presented by EA Sports. The team, coached by Trail Blazers assistant coach Joe Prunty, will play five games from July 13-19 at Cox Pavilion and the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Jerryd Bayless will return to summer league competition after earning 2008 NBA Summer League MVP honors by leading the league with 29.8 points per game over four contests. Among those joining Bayless in Las Vegas include all three of Portlandís second round selections in the 2009 NBA Draft: Jeff Pendergraph (31st, Arizona State), Dante Cunningham (33rd, Villanova) and Patrick Mills (55th, St. Maryís).

The Trail Blazers open play on Monday, July 13, against the Toronto Raptors at 5 p.m. (Pacific) and wrap up their five-game slate against the NBA D-League Select Team on July 19 at 7 p.m. (Pacific).

Portland Trail Blazers 2009 NBA Summer League Schedule:

Monday, July 13 5 p.m. Toronto Cox Pavilion
Wednesday, July 15 7 p.m. Houston Cox Pavilion
Friday, July 17 7:30 p.m. Denver Thomas & Mack
Saturday, July 18 7:30 p.m. San Antonio Thomas & Mack
Sunday, July 19 7 p.m. NBA D-League Select Cox Pavilion

*Schedule subject to change

2009 NBA Summer League Roster As of July 1, 2009

Name Pos Ht Wt NBA Yrs Birthdate From
Deji Akindele C 6-11 240 R 4-2-83 Chicago State
Jerryd Bayless G 6-3 200 1 8-20-88 Arizona
Dante Cunningham F 6-8 227 R 4-22-87 Villanova
Matt Freije F 6-10 240 2 10-2-81 Vanderbilt
Thomas Gardner G 6-5 225 2 2-8-85 Missouri
Pooh Jeter G 5-11 175 R 12-2-83 Portland
Bobby Jones F 6-7 215 2 1-9-84 Washington
Patrick Mills G 6-0 175 R 8-11-88 St. Maryís (CA)
Dwayne Mitchell F 6-5 210 R 8-24-82 Louisiana-Lafayette
David Moss G/F 6-5 210 R 9-9-83 Indiana State
David Padgett C 6-11 230 R 2-13-85 Louisville
Jeff Pendergraph F/C 6-10 240 R 4-29-87 Arizona State
Summer League Head Coach Joe Prunty (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
Trail Blazers Head Coach: Nate McMillan (North Carolina State)
Assistant Coaches: Dean Demopoulos (West Chester)
Monty Williams (Notre Dame)
Maurice Lucas (Marquette)
Kaleb Canales (Texas-Arlington)
Bill Bayno (Sacred Heart)
Head Athletic Trainer: Jay Jensen (Loma Linda)
Assistant Trainer & Equipment Manager: Geoff Clark (Oregon State)
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Bob Medina (UNLV)