Three Jam Players on NBA D-League Select Team

BAKERSFIELD, July 10, 2012 – The NBA Development League today announced the roster for the NBA D-League Select team, which will compete in the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The team, comprised of 11 top NBA D-League prospects, will play a five-game schedule beginning on Sunday, July 15, at the COX Pavilion and Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

“Coming off an NBA D-League season where an all-time high 40 top prospects earned GATORADE Call-Ups to the NBA, we’re excited to bring another talented team of NBA D-League players to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas,” said Chris Alpert, Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel for the NBA D-League. “NBA Summer League is basketball’s biggest summer stage and represents another fantastic opportunity for our players to showcase their skills against the NBA’s best young talent.”

Renaldo Major, Juan Pattillo and Jeremy Wise, Bakersfield Jam teammates during the 2011-12 season, reunite on the Select Team having helped the Jam advance to the NBA D-League postseason in April. Major, a five-year NBA D-League veteran and former GATORADE Call-Up to the NBA, averaged 15.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 31.8 minutes in 46 games for the Jam last season. Pattillo averaged 14.5 points and 7.2 rebounds in 49 games, while Wise averaged 13.9 points and an NBA D-League high 6.3 assists in 41 games, 39 as a starter.

Eric Musselman, the 2012 NBA D-League Coach of the Year, who led his L.A. D-Fenders to the NBA D-League Finals during the 2011-12 season, his first with the team, was named head coach of the Select Team in June. Joining him on the bench in Las Vegas are his D-Fenders assistants, Connor Henry and Phil Hubbard. Michael Douglas of the Dakota Wizards will serve as the team’s athletic trainer.

NBA TV will offer live coverage of 56 NBA Summer League games and fans can watch the action from Las Vegas via NBA Summer League Broadband on NBA.com and NBA Mobile. NBA Summer League Broadband is a subscription service offering fans a full slate of live and archived Summer League games for $14.99 via NBA.com and iTunes. All of the NBA D-League Select team’s games will be shown live on NBA Summer League Broadband and on tape delay on NBA TV.

The 2012 NBA Summer League is comprised of an all-time high 23 NBA teams and the NBA D-League Select squad, and features rookies, second-year players and select free agents.

For the complete 2012 NBA D-League Select roster and game schedule click here.