Santa Cruz Warriors Announce Training Camp Roster

The Santa Cruz Warriors, the official D-League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, announced the team’s 17-man training camp roster today. The players, who have varying college and professional basketball experience, were acquired through the returning player pool, the affiliate player rule, trades, the 2012 NBA D-League Draft and open tryouts.

Taylor Griffin, Stefhon Hannah and Justin Johnson played with the Dakota Wizards last year and are returning for the inaugural season of Santa Cruz basketball. Carlon Brown, Lance Goulbourne and Rick Jackson are on the roster via the “affiliate rule,” which states that up to three players who were released from Golden State Warriors training camp can be allocated directly to the D-League team.

Chris Daniels, Dominique Johnson, Cameron Jones and Harouna Mutombo were acquired through trades. Japeth Aguilar, Travis Leslie, Arron Mollet, Darren Moore, T.J. Robinson and Steve Tchiengang were selected by the Santa Cruz Warriors in the 2012 NBA D-League Draft. Daniel Nwaelele was invited to training camp directly from the Oakland open tryout. Mollet and Aguilar also participated in open tryouts.

“We have a solid combination of seasoned D-League players, draft picks and guys with NBA experience,” said Santa Cruz Warriors Head Coach Nate Bjorkgren. “We are excited about getting this group of players on the hardwood and ready to tip-off the first season of Santa Cruz basketball.”

Below is a list of the seventeen players on the Santa Cruz Warriors training camp roster:

Name School Position Height Weight
Japeth Aguilar W. Kentucky C 6'10" 210
Carlon Brown Colorado G 6'5" 205
Chris Daniels Texas A&M-CC C 7'0" 265
Lance Goulbourne Vanderbilt F 6'8" 230
Taylor Griffin Oklahoma F 6'8" 230
Stefhon Hannah Missouri G 6'0" 180
Rick Jackson Syracuse C 6'8" 245
Dominique Johnson Azusa Pacific G 6'3" 190
Justin Johnson Concordia-Irvine G 6'2" 180
Cameron Jones Northern Arizona G 6'4" 185
Travis Leslie Georgia G 6'4" 205
Arron Mollet Notre Dame de Namur G 6'3" 190
Darren Moore UC-Irvine G 6'3" 190
Harouna Mutombo Western Carolina G/F 6'4" 195
Daniel Nwaelele Air Force G 6'5" 205
T.J. Robinson Long Beach State F 6'8" 205
Steve Tchiengang Vanderbilt F 6'9" 245