Charge Announce 2012-13 Training Camp Roster
The Canton Charge announced their 2012-13 training camp roster today. The group consists of 16 players with various collegiate and professional backgrounds acquired through the D-League Draft, trades, open tryouts, the affiliate player rule or as returning players.
Kevin Anderson, Michael Eric and Kevin Jones were all in NBA training camp with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season and added to the Charge roster via the affiliate rule. The rule allows three players from your NBA parent clubís training camp roster to be protected from having to enter the draft upon clearing NBA waivers and join the affiliate automatically.
Kyle Gibson is the lone returning player in training camp with the Charge. Gibson played in 44 games (28 starts) with Canton last season, averaging 9.9 points on .403 shooting with 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 23.9 minutes per game. He played an instrumental role in the teamís deep postseason run, starting all six playoff games and averaging 18.8 points on .486 shooting with 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 33.7 minutes per game.
Jonathan Moore and Titus Robinson were both added through attending the teamís open tryouts among over 60 players with various different basketball backgrounds that came out to compete. Six players from Cantonís 2012 draft class will be coming to Charge camp, highlighted by 10th overall selection DíAundray Brown, who also participated in NBA training camp with the Cavaliers.
Below is the complete Charge training camp roster:
|Kevin Anderson||G||6-0||174||12/21/88||Richmond||Affiliate Rule|
|D'Aundray Brown||G||6-4||195||10/21/88||Cleveland State||1st (10th overall)|
|Micheal Eric||F/C||6-11||240||6/24/88||Temple||Affiliate Rule|
|Kyle Gibson||G||6-5||205||5/22/87||Louisiana Tech||Returning Player|
|Jorge Gutierrez||G||6-3||195||12/27/88||California||2nd (26th)|
|Kevin Jones||F||6-8||250||8/25/89||West Virginia||Affiliate Rule|
|Ryan Rossiter||F||6-9||255||9/14/89||Siena||2nd (19th)|
|Alex Ruoff||F||6-6||220||8/29/86||West Virginia||Trade|
Coaches will submit an opening day roster of 10 players on Wednesday, Nov. 21 as the Charge will tip off 2012-13 NBA D-League regular season by hosting the Maine Red Claws on Friday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Civic Center.
Season tickets are also on sale now and start as low as $5 per game! Season ticket benefits include an invitation to exclusive team events like the draft party, discounts on official team merchandise, participation in special on-court game-night activities, the ticket exchange and donation program, access to discounts and special offers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, and much more. To secure season tickets or for more general ticket information, fans can call 1-866-444-1944 or visit www.CantonCharge.com