Fifty-Nine Players with NBA D-League Experience Highlight 2013 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League Rosters

NEW YORK, July 7, 2013 – Fifty-nine players with NBA Development League experience highlight rosters of the ten teams playing in the 2013 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, tipping off in Orlando today. The event features 25 games over six days and will, for the first time, crown a champion.

The Indiana Pacers summer league roster features 10 players with NBA D-League experience, the most of any team playing in Orlando, while the Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz each have eight former NBA D-Leaguers on their summer league squads. Each of the remaining six teams playing in Orlando has at least one player with NBA D-League experience.

Tony Mitchell, the NBA D-League’s 2013 Rookie of the Year, will play for the Boston Celtics in Orlando and headlines the list of players with NBA D-League experience. Mitchell, who led the Fort Wayne Mad Ants to its first postseason appearance, averaged 21.9 points while shooting 42-percent from the field to go with 6.4 rebounds in 48 regular season games, 45 as a starter.

Five members of the 2013 NBA D-League Champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers highlight the rosters in Orlando: Houston’s Tyler Honneycutt, Toure’ Murry, and Tim Ohlbrecht, Indiana’s Chris Daniels and Miami’s D.J. Kennedy will all showcase their skills this week.

Of the 59 players with NBA D-League experience playing in Orlando this summer, 10 earned GATORADE Call-Ups to the NBA last season: James Anderson (Oklahoma City), Justin Holiday (Philadelphia), Damion James (Brooklyn), Travis Leslie (Philadelphia), Jerel McNeal (Utah), Tim Ohlbrecht (Houston), Daniel Orton (Oklahoma City), Donald Sloan (Indiana), Jarvis Varnado (Miami) and Chris Wright (Brooklyn). An additional 21 players in Orlando competed in the NBA D-League on assignment from their NBA teams.

Jay Larranaga, who will serve as the head coach of the Celtics summer league team, is one of six coaches on benches in Orlando with NBA D-League coaching experience. He is joined by Jeff Capel (Philadelphia), Chris Finch (Houston), Brad Jones (Utah), Darko Rajakovic (Oklahoma City), and Roy Rogers (Brooklyn).

The following is a breakdown of players with NBA D-League experience on 2013 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League rosters.

Boston Celtics
Lawrence Hill
Darius Johnson-Odom
Fab Melo
Tony Mitchell
Omar Reed
Nolan Smith

Brooklyn Nets
Keith Benson
Matt Janning
Damion James*
Carleton Scott
Tornike Shengelia
Dominique Sutton
Tyshawn Taylor
Chris Wright*

Detroit Pistons
Kim English
JaJuan Johnson
Khris Middleton

Houston Rockets
James Anderson*
Patrick Beverly
Tyler Honeycutt
Terrence Jones
Toure’ Murry
Tim Ohlbrecht*
Greg Smith

Indiana Pacers
Rasual Butler
Chris Daniels
Micah Downs
Jonny Flynn
Justin Harper
Orlando Johnson
Jerome Jordan
Miles Plumlee
Donald Sloan*
Chris Wright*

Miami Heat
Cedric Jackson
D.J. Kennedy
James Nunnally
Jarvis Varnado

Oklahoma City Thunder
Ron Anderson
Dwight Buycks
Reggie Jackson
Perry Jones
Jeremy Lamb
DeAndre Liggins
Daniel Orton*
Tony Taylor

Orlando Magic
Doron Lamb

Philadelphia 76ers
Micheal Eric
Justin Holiday*
Travis Leslie*
Arnett Moultrie

Utah Jazz
Jeremy Evans
Tony Gaffney
Rick Jackson
Delroy James
James Mays
Jerel McNeal*
Kevin Murphy
Chris Roberts

* indicates earned a GATORADE Call-Up, 2012-13