2013-14 Season Preview

Matt Bouldin - G

(6'5" - 215)

(Local Tryout)

Where He’s From:

Played four years at Gonzaga (2006-10), and helped lead the team to four straight NCAA tournament appearances and four West Coast Conference (WCC) regular season championships. Bouldin was named to the All-WCC First Team three years (2008-10) and All-WCC Player of the Year during his senior season. He also played with Lakers center Robert Sacre and forward Elias Harris at Gonzaga.

Where He’s Been:

Played for Iraklis Thessaloniki of the Greek A1 League in 2010-11, KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica in Montenegro in 2011-12 and Hapoel Tel-Aviv in 2012. Bouldin played 12 games for the Tulsa 66ers in 2011, where he helped the team reach the NBA D-League Semifinals.

Coach’s Corner:

Bob macKinnon Coaches Corner

“Matt is a very experienced guy coming out of Gonzaga. He’s a combo guard, playing both the point and shooting guard positions. He’s the kind of guy that can really give you a spark offensively shooting the ball, he’s a very good passer and he knows how to get in position defensively. If he has aspirations to play at the next level, he has to play the one. He’d be a 6-5 point guard. That’s his natural position to play at the next level. Overall, he has to get a little bit better shooting the ball, be more consistent and limit his turnovers.”

Get To Know Matt Bouldin:

1-on-1 Interview

24-Second Shot Clock Challenge

Gideon Gamble - G

(6'7" - 194)

(Local Tryout)

Where He’s From:

Played four years at Winthrop (2008-13), and helped lead the team to the Big South Conference Tournament Championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010.

Coach’s Corner:

Bob macKinnon Coaches Corner

“It’s hard to say right now because he had an injury coming into (training) camp, but what we saw prior to that in his tryout, is a guy who is athletic, who is 6-7, that can play the two-guard spot and can shoot the ball.”

Andre Ingram - G

(6'3" - 195)

(Returning Player)

Where He’s From:

Played four years at American University (2003-07) and was a two-time All-Patriot League First Team selection. Ingram averaged 14.0 points and 4.5 rebounds during his college career.

Where He’s Been:

Spent four seasons with the then Utah Flash (2007-11) and played a key role in their 2009 D-League Finals run. Signed with the D-Fenders in March 2012 and helped them to the 2012 NBA D-League Finals. In 204 career D-League games, Ingram averages 10.6 points and 3.1 rebounds on 44.6 shooting from the three-point line.

Coach’s Corner:

Bob macKinnon Coaches Corner

“Andre is a veteran guy, he makes open shots, he knows where to be on the floor, he understands spacing in the pro game and he’s the kind of guy that’s willing to give up his body and get on the floor for loose balls. He's a great locker room presence.”

Josh Magette - G

(6'1" - 160)

(Draft Selection)

Where He’s From:

Played four years at Alabama Huntsville (2008-12), finishing his college career as the school and conference’s all-time assists leader (865) and the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer (1,465).

Where He’s Been:

Spent the 2012-13 season with Landstede Basketbal Zwolle in Holland and led the team to the Dutch Cup Championship. Magette also played for the Memphis Grizzlies 2012 summer league squad.

Coach’s Corner:

Bob macKinnon Coaches Corner

What Can He Contribute: “He’s a young guy who is very good with the ball and really can find people, can get into the lane and make plays for other people. He’s also a very good shooter off the dribble. He plays the game hard. He’s got to learn the pro game and how to get himself out of trouble because he is smallish and he has to understand the physicality of this level. As he starts to learn that, he’ll be even better.”

Kareem Rush - G

(6'6" - 200)

(Returning Player)

Where He’s From:

Played three years at Missouri (1999-02), with career averages of 18.9 points and 5.4 rebounds. Rush earned All-Big 12 Team honors during his sophomore and junior seasons, and led the Tigers to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

Where He’s Been:

Played with Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania during the 2006-07 year. Rush appeared in seven games with the D-Fenders during the 2011-12 season.

NBA Experience:

The Toronto Raptors selected Rush with the 20th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, but he was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He has appeared in a total of 346 games with the Lakers, Bobcats, Pacers, 76ers and Clippers over a seven-year NBA career.

Coach’s Corner:

Bob macKinnon Coaches Corner

“Kareem is a veteran guy. He’s been in the NBA and he knows how to play. He has really been a stabilizing force in our training camp and he wants to show people that he still has something left in the tank, and still play at a high level. He’s working every day to show people that.”

Josiah Turner - G

(6'3" - 192)

(Local Tryout)

Where He’s From:

Played one year at Arizona (2011-12) and appeared in 29 games, averaging 6.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists.

Where He’s Been:

Signed with the Summerside Storm of the Canadian National Basketball League in January 2013. Turner averaged 10.3 points and 5.1 assists, and helped the team reach the Canadian NBL Final.

Coach’s Corner:

Bob macKinnon Coaches Corner

“He’s a young guy and a point guard learning how to play at this level. He had ups and downs in college, and I think now he’s learning the pro game. He has a great body and an explosive step. He’s someone we’re hoping that as he learns how to play at this level and the day-to-day intensity you have to bring, he’ll get better as we go along.”

C. J. Williams - G/F

(6'5" - 224)

(Local Tryout)

Where He’s From:

Played four years at North Carolina State (2008-12) and led the team to a Sweet 16 appearance during his senior season, while averaging a career-best 10.6 points and 3.8 rebounds on 50.5 percent field goals.

Where He’s Been:

Played with Etha Engomi of the Cypriot Division A League in Cyprus in 2012-13. Williams led the team at 13.5 points per game and led them to a 16-8 league record.

Coach’s Corner:

Bob macKinnon Coaches Corner

“C.J. is a very intelligent player – one of the most intelligent players I’ve ever coached. He knows where everyone is supposed to be offensively and defensively on every possession. He’s a good athlete with long arms and a very good defender. He’s also a guy that as he becomes more consistent as a shooter, I think his game will evolve. He could play two, three or four for us in our league. He’s very versatile and a lot of it is because he knows and understands all the concepts.”

Jamario Moon - F

(6'8" - 205)

(Returning Player)

Where He’s From:

Played one season at Meridian Community College (1999-00) in Mississippi, averaging 20.8 points and 8.7 rebounds before declaring for the NBA Draft.

Where He’s Been:

Played in the United States Basketball League (USBL), American Basketball Association (ABA), Continental Basketball Association (CBA), World Basketball Association (WBA) and in Mexico. Moon also played with the Harlem Globetrotters for a part of the 2004 year. His D-League experience includes stints with the now defunct Mobile Revelers, Huntsville Flight and Fort Worth Flyers, as well as the D-Fenders when they recorded a league-best 38-12 record in 2011-12.

NBA Experience:

Received an NBA Call-Up from the Charlotte Bobcats, and has appeared in games with the Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers.

Coach’s Corner:

Bob macKinnon Coaches Corner

“Jamario is a veteran guy, a terrific shooter, has great size and length at the three position. We can move him over to the four and create mismatches. Like Kareem, he’s a guy that wants to show people he can still play this game and play at a high level. He’s another guy that gives us versatility at two positions.”

Get To Know Jamario Moon:

1-on-1 Interview

24-Second Shot Clock Challenge

Kyisean Reed - F

(6'6" - 215)

(Draft Selection)

Where He’s From:

Spent two seasons at Antelope Valley Junior College (2009-11), where he averaged 17.5 points and 6.3 rebounds as a sophomore. Reed transferred to Utah State and played two seasons (2011-13), where he led the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in field-goal percentage during his junior year.

Coach’s Corner:

Bob macKinnon Coaches Corner

“He’s a very good shooter. He had a knee injury in college that kept him out of action for awhile, and he’s rounding into form now. He’s someone we’re looking to give us energy off the bench now. He’s mainly a perimeter four man and can stretch the floor. He’s got to learn how to play and learn spacing in the pro game, but once he does that, I think he’ll be a good player at this level.”

Malcom Thomas - F

(6'9" - 215)

(Returning Player)

Where He’s From:

Played one year at Pepperdine (2007-08), transferred to San Diego City College for one year and finished his college career at San Diego State (2009-11). Thomas helped lead the Aztecs to the Mountain West Conference Tournament championship and a Sweet 16 appearance in 2011. He was named to the All-Defensive Team his senior season and finished his two-year career at San Diego State ranked second all-time in blocks (127).

Where He’s Been:

Played for Mobis Phoebus of the Korean Basketball League in 2011 and for Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv in Israel in 2012-13. Thomas’ NBA D-League experience includes stints with the D-Fenders (2011-12, 2013), Austin Toros (2012), Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2012) and Santa Cruz Warriors (2013).

NBA Experience:

Received NBA Call-Ups from the San Antonio Spurs (January 2012), Houston Rockets (March 2012) and Golden State Warriors (March 2013). Most recently, Thomas appeared in and started three games for the Chicago Bulls 2013 summer league squad, averaging 11.0 points, 15.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks.

Coach’s Corner:

Bob macKinnon Coaches Corner

“Malcolm is one of the best players in the league. He’s a very active, long, athletic four man who can run the floor, block shots and can get in a stance and guard smaller players. He is the anchor in our backline. Where his improvement is coming from now is being a threat as a shooter on the perimeter. It’s something that he’s working very hard at and working hard to show people he can do that. He has a terrific work ethic and puts his time in.”

Get To Know Malcolm Thomas:

1-on-1 Interview

24-Second Shot Clock Challenge

Brandon Costner - C

(6'9" - 235)

(Returning Player)

Where He’s From:

Played four seasons at North Carolina State (2005-09), and averaged 12.6 points and 5.9 rebounds during his college career. He was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team and Third Team All-ACC as a redshirt freshman.

Where He’s Been:

Played with Dexia Mons-Hainaut of the Belgium D1 League (2009-10) and Limoges CSP in France (2011-12). His previous D-League experience includes stints with the then Utah Flash (2010-11) and the D-Fenders (2011-12). Earned All-D-League Honorable Mention in 2011 and All-D-League Third Team honors in 2012.

Coach’s Corner:

Bob macKinnon Coaches Corner

“Brandon is one of the best shooters in the league with deep range. He’s also committed himself now to making that next-level step. Since the last time he was here, he’s already dropped considerable weight and he’s working towards dropping more. He can run the court and he’s an extremely good passer for someone his size. For someone at 6-9, he’s someone that can grab a rebound and lead the break for us. He has quick feet on defense and someone that understands where to be and how to be there. He’s a good defender as well and he’s a guy that has a good chance at getting an NBA Call-Up.”

Travis Hyman - F/C

(7'0" - 210)

(Returning Player)

Where He’s From:

Played three seasons at Bowie State (2009-12), and averaged 11.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.9 blocks in 75 career games. Hyman earned All-CIAA Honors in 2012 and was a two-time CIAA Defensive Player of the Year award winner (2010, 2012).

Where He’s Been:

Previous D-League experience includes a stint with the Tulsa 66ers in 2012-13 and with the D-Fenders (2013).

Coach’s Corner:

Bob macKinnon Coaches Corner

“Very active big guy and can really run the court. He’s a great shot blocker. He’s learning now how to face up and play facing the basket. His improvement must come from being active more defensively and he has to finish a little stronger around the basket.”