RED CLAWS ANNOUNCE 2010-11 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
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