NBA Development League's Fourth Annual Elite Mini Camp Tips Off Today in Chicago

New York, May 13, 2013 – The NBA Development League’s fourth annual Elite Mini Camp will tip off today and run through tomorrow, May 14, at Chicago’s Quest Multisports gym. The camp features top 2012-13 NBA D-League prospects, giving players the opportunity to display their skills and be evaluated by NBA team personnel.

The two-day event features both drill work and full-court games for players to most accurately showcase their talents. NBA front office executives and scouts are expected to be on hand to evaluate the talent, as NBA teams look to fill Summer League and training camp rosters.

This year’s event is highlighted by 10 players with NBA experience, including seven who were NBA Draft selections: Keith Benson (Erie BayHawks), Justin Harper (Idaho Stampede), Darington Hobson (Santa Cruz Warriors), Lester Hudson (Austin Toros), Josh Selby (Maine Red Claws), Jermaine Taylor (Maine Red Claws), and Kyle Weaver (Canton Charge). Other NBA veterans attending the camp include Mickell Gladness (Santa Cruz Warriors), Cory Higgins (Erie BayHawks), and Edwin Ubiles Three members of the 2013 NBA D-League champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Chris Daniels, Chris Johnson and Toure Murry, round out the 35-player field.

“The NBA D-League is thrilled to provide this opportunity for some of the league’s top prospects to work out in front of NBA scouts and front office personnel,” said Chris Alpert, the NBA D-League’s vice president of basketball operations and player personnel. “It’s exciting to see such a talented group of guys take the floor to display their skills, and I’m looking forward to watching them use this event as a way to further their development and their careers.”

Nine NBA D-League coaches will run the drills and exercises during the camp, while players who competed for 14 of the 16 NBA D-League teams during the 2012-13 season will participate in the event.

The event has previously been held in Los Angeles (2009), Chantilly, Va (2010), and Chicago (2012).

A full roster of players expected to attend is below:

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate School NBA D-League Team
Zach Andrews F 6-9 230 3/9/85 Bradley L.A. D-Fenders
Keith Benson C 6-11 230 8/13/88 Oakland Erie BayHawks
Christopher Cooper C 6-10 245 1/17/90 Old Dominion Bakersfield Jam
Nick Covington G 6-2 200 8/23/85 Oklahoma City Erie BayHawks
Chris Daniels C 7-0 265 4/19/84 Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Jarrid Famous F/C 6-11 240 6/16/88 South Florida Iowa Energy
Augustus Gilchrist F 6-10 240 10/15/89 South Florida Iowa Energy
Mickell Gladness C 6-11 230 7/26/86 Alabama A&M Santa Cruz Warriors
Lance Goulbourne F 6-8 230 4/6/89 Vanderbilt Santa Cruz Warriors
Reggie Hamilton G 5-11 180 5/23/89 Oakland Idaho Stampede
Stefhon Hannah G 6-1 175 6/14/85 Missouri Santa Cruz Warriors
Justin Harper F/C 6-10 225 8/30/89 Richmond Idaho Stampede
Paul Harris F 6-4 230 10/15/86 Syracuse Iowa Energy
Cory Higgins G 6-5 180 6/14/89 Colorado Erie BayHawks
Darington Hobson G 6-7 210 9/29/87 New Mexico Santa Cruz Warriors
Ron Howard G/F 6-5 185 11/14/82 Valparaiso Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Lester Hudson G 6-3 190 8/7/84 Tennessee-Martin Austin Toros
Justin Hurtt G 6-5 210 3/10/88 Tulsa Iowa Energy
Chris Johnson F 6-6 201 4/29/90 Dayton Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Cameron Jones G 6-4 185 5/4/89 Northern Arizona Santa Cruz Warriors
Tre Kelley G 6-0 188 1/23/85 South Carolina Austin Toros
James Mays F 6-9 230 3/8/86 Clemson Sioux Falls Skyforce
Toure Murry F 6-5 200 11/8/89 Wichita State Rio Grande Valley Vipers
James Nunnally F 6-7 205 7/14/90 UC Santa Barbara Bakersfield Jam
Josh Owens F 6-9 240 12/7/88 Stanford Idaho Stampede
Chris Roberts G 6-4 205 3/24/88 Bradley Austin Toros
Jamarr Sanders F 6-4 210 8/2/88 Alabama-Birmingham Austin Toros
Carleton Scott F 6-8 218 10/9/88 Notre Dame Springfield Armor
Josh Selby G 6-2 183 3/27/91 Kansas Maine Red Claws
Tommy Smith F 6-10 215 12/480 Arizona State Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Dominique Sutton G 6-5 212 10/20/86 North Carolina Central Tulsa 66ers
Jermaine Taylor G 6-5 205 12/8/86 Central Florida Maine Red Claws
Tony Taylor G 6-1 191 8/9/90 George Washington Tulsa 66ers
Hollis Thompson G/F 6-8 206 4/3/91 Georgetown Tulsa 66ers
Edwin Ubiles G/F 6-6 204 11/26/86 Siena Springfield Armor
Kyle Weaver G 6-6 200 2/18/86 Washington St. Canton Charge