Fan Favorite Mario West and Two First Round Picks Highlight Roster


PORTLAND, ME  (November 2, 2010) -- The Maine Red Claws, presented by Quirk Chevrolet, today announced that they have extended invitations to 15 players to the team’s 2010 training camp. The players will report on Monday, November 8 with camp opening on Tuesday, November 9.

Among the players is guard Mario West who rejoins the team after spending much of last season with the Atlanta Hawks. Also returning to the team is the Red Claws 2009 first round draft pick Paul Harris. Harris missed all of the 2009-10 season following an ankle injury. He will be joined in camp by fellow first rounder Magnum Rolle, a highly-regarded prospect who was selected by the team with the third overall pick in the 2010 draft.

The Red Claws 2010-11 roster will look much different than the inaugural squad, with ten rookies among the 15 players. With nine guards, camp is expected to be spirited as the 15 players battle for just ten open spots.

“We are focusing on youth and energy this season,” said Red Claws President and General Manager Jon Jennings. “It will be a battle in training camp, with a lot of players fighting it out to gain a spot. Our job is to development players for the NBA, and this team will be young and hungry. We had good success with that in our first season with our first call up, seven players invited to NBA camps this season and four players on opening day NBA rosters. We are looking to further that success this season.”

The players invited to the 2010 Maine Red Claws training camp include:

Name                            Pos.        Hgt          Wgt        College                           How Acquired          

Mario West                    G            6-5           210         Georgia Tech                  Returning Player

Paul Harris                    F             6-5           220         Syracuse                         Returning Player

Stephane Lasme            F             6-8           220         Massachusetts                 Affiliated Player

Keith “Tiny” Gallon      F             6-9           290         Oklahoma                       Affiliated Player

Jamar Smith                  G            6-3           185         Southern Indiana            Affiliated Player

Lamonte Ulmer             F             6-6           215         Rhode Island                  Tryouts

Magnum Rolle               C             6-11         235         Louisiana Tech               1st Round, 3rd Overall

Kenny Hayes                G            6-2           183         Miami (Ohio)                  2nd Round, 23rd Overall

Champ Oguchi              G            6-6           195         Illinois State                    2nd Round, 30th Overall

Lawrence Westbrook    G            6-0           185         Minnesota                       3rd Round, 35th Overall

Tajuan Porter                 G            5-6           150         Oregon                            4th Round, 62nd Overall

James Lewis                  G            6-4           200         Fresno Pacific                 5th Round, 67th Overall

JaJuan Smith                 G            6-3           195         Tennessee                       6th Round, 94th Overall

Eugene Spates               F             6-8           220         Northeastern                   7th Round, 99th Overall

Armon Bassett               G            6-2           180         Ohio                               8th Round, 126th Overall