19 FORMER VIPERS TO PARTICIPATE IN SAMSUNG NBA SUMMER LEAGUE IN LAS VEGAS

The following is a current list of former RGV Vipers who are playing at the Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas July 11-21. To follow all the action in Las Vegas, visit the Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 website.

Former Vipers Players
Isaiah Canaan (2013-14) – Houston Rockets
Robert Covington (2013-14) – Houston Rockets
Chris Daniels (2012-13) – Toronto Raptors
Jamelle Hagins (2013-14) – Philadelphia 76ers
Terrel Harris (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13) – NBA D-League Select Team
Jordan Henriquez (2013-14) – New York Knicks
Tyler Honeycutt (2012-13) – Miami Heat
Chris Johnson (2012-13, 2013-14) – Boston Celtics
Kenny Kadji (2013-14) – Milwaukee Bucks
D.J. Kennedy (2012-13) – Minnesota Timberwolves
Scott Machado (2012-13) – Toronto Raptors
Vernon Macklin (2012-13) – Orlando Magic
Darius Morris (2013-14) – San Antonio Spurs
Donatas Motiejunas (2012-13) - Houston Rockets
Tim Ohlbrecht (2012-13, 2013-14) – Denver Nuggets
Arinze Onuaku (2010-11) – Indiana Pacers
Glen Rice, Jr. (2012-13) – Washington Wizards
Maalik Wayns (2012-13, 2013-14) – Washington Wizards
Hassan Whiteside (2012-13) – Toronto Raptors

Vipers Basketball Operations
Matt Brase, RGV Assistant Coach (2012-13) – Director of Player Development for the Houston Rockets
Chris Finch, former RGV Head Coach (2009-11) – Head Coach of the Houston Rockets Las Vegas Summer League team
Nick Nurse, former RGV Head Coach (2011-13) – Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach
Nevada Smith, RGV Head Coach (2013-present) – assisting the Houston Rockets coaching staff

About the RGV Vipers and NBA Development League
The two-time champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers are the NBA Development League affiliate of the NBA Houston Rockets. The Vipers won the NBA Development League Championship in 2010 and 2013. In 2013, the Vipers were also named the NBA Development League Development Champions, which recognizes the team that best embodies the NBA D-League’s goals of developing NBA-caliber basketball talent via call-ups and assignments. The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 14 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Thirty percent of players in the NBA at the end of the 2012-13 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.