Bakersfield Makes Roster Moves

BAKERSFIELD, December 22, 2011 Ė The Bakersfield Jam have acquired forward Brandon Wallace and guard Jeremy Wise, the team announced today. Forwards Adam Koch and Renaldo Major have also returned to Bakersfield after participating in the training camp with the Jamís NBA Affiliate, Los Angeles Clippers.

Most recently, Wallace played for the Akita Northern Happinets in Japan. He was drafted by the Bakersfield Jam in the second round of the 2010 NBA Development League Draft and played in 42 games last season, averaging 9.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 blocks. Prior to joining the Jam, Wallace played overseas in Poland, Israel, Turkey and Italy, and spent a season in the NBA D-League, splitting time between the Utah Flash, Iowa Energy and the Los Angeles D-Fenders. He spent a short time with the Boston Celtics during their 2007-2008 Championship season and participated in the NBA Summer League with the Boston Celtics (2007), Charlotte Bobcats (2008), and the Washington Wizards (2009). As a senior at South Carolina, Wallace averaged 9.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in 30 games.

Wise most recently earned a training camp invitation from the Miami Heat, where he played in one preseason game scoring 4 points. He last played overseas in Israel, Philippines and Italy. Originally drafted by the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the third round of the 2009 NBA Development League Draft, Wise has spent the past two seasons with the Jam, last season averaging 14.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 53 games. He also participated in the NBA Summer League with the Golden State Warriors in 2010. A 6-1 guard out of Southern Mississippi, Wise averaged 16.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 32 games his last season.

The current roster now stands at 10 players.

Name Pos Ht Wt From Status
Osiris Eldridge G 6-3 230 Illinois State Trade
Mustapha Farrakhan G 6-3 185 Virginia Draft Pick
Damian Johnson G/F 6-6 198 Minnesota Open Tryouts
Adam Koch F 6-8 230 Northern Iowa Returning (10-11)
Renaldo Major F 6-7 205 Fresno State Trade
David Palmer F/C 6-9 255 N. Kentucky Draft Pick
Juan Pattillo F 6-6 220 W. Kentucky Open Tryouts
Adrian Thomas G/F 6-7 224 Miami Open Tryouts
Brandon Wallace F 6-8 225 South Carolina Returning (10-11)
Jeremy Wise G 6-1 165 S. Mississippi Returning (10-11)