D-Fenders 2012-13 Opening Day Roster Announced

EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles D-Fenders finalized their opening day roster, it was announced today.

Entering training camp with 16 players, the D-Fenders have placed Cecil Brown (UC Santa Barbara) and Renardo Sidney (Mississippi State)on the inactive list due to injury. Per NBA Development League rules, to reach the 10-man roster limit, the D-Fenders also waived Rashad Bishop (Cincinnati), Mamadou Diarra (Chaminade), Augustine Okosun (Northwood) and Tristan Thompson (North Texas). The complete roster is included below.

Led by new head coach Reggie Theus, the D-Fenders begin the 2012-13 NBA D-League regular season on November 28th at home versus Idaho at 7 pm. All D-Fenders games this season can be watched online through the NBA D-League YouTube Channel, and four games will be televised on CBS Sports Network (January 8th at Iowa, 7 pm PT; February 25th vs. Idaho, 6:30 pm PT; March 11th vs. Austin, 6:30 pm PT; March 30th vs. Santa Cruz, 7:00 pm PT). For the second consecutive year, the D-Fenders will play all home games at Toyota Sports Center, the Los Angeles Lakers training facility, in El Segundo, CA. Ticket information is available on the team’s website (www.d-fenders.com) or by contacting Benny Garcia at (310) 343-6043 / bgarcia@d-fenders.com.

NAME POS HT WT DOB SCHOOL STATUS
Cecil Brown* G 6-4 200 7/27/83 UC Santa Barbara Draft Pick
Darnell Dodson F 6-7 220 9/1/89 Southern Miss Trade
Jarrid Famous F/C 6-11 240 6/16/88 South Florida Trade
Gary Flowers F 6-7 230 4/22/86 Southern Miss Returning
Courtney Fortson G 5-11 185 5/23/88 Arkansas Returning
Orien Greene G 6-5 220 2/4/82 Louisiana-Lafayette Returning
Phil Jones C 6-11 250 9/2/85 UNC Charlotte Draft Pick
Kevin Kruger G 6-2 190 5/1/83 UNLV Player Rights
Jamario Moon F 6-8 210 6/13/80 Meridian CC Returning
Eniel Polynice G 6-5 225 5/18/88 Seton Hall Draft Pick
Renardo Sidney* F 6-10 285 12/6/89 Mississippi State Local Tryout
Anthony Stover F 6-10 245 6/1/90 UCLA Local Tryout
*Denotes Player on Inactive List

HEAD COACH
Reggie Theus (UNLV)

ASSISTANT COACHES
Conner Henry (UC Santa Barbara)
Phil Hubbard (Michigan University)
Larry Lewis (Morehouse College)

ATHLETIC TRAINER
Nina Hsieh (Cal State Fullerton)

VIDEO COORDINATOR
Will Scott (Indiana University)