Former Skyforce Players Populate 2009 NBA Summer League Rosters

Sioux Falls, S.D. (July 7, 2009) – The 2009 Orlando Pro Summer League tipped off yesterday at the Orlando Magic practice facility and will continue through July 10. The 2009 NBA Summer League presented by EA SPORTS will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas July 10-19.

Fifteen former Skyforce players are playing in summer leagues with the intention of either earning an invitation to an NBA training camp in October or proving that they are ready to receive playing time at the NBA level.

Following is the list of former players on NBA summer league rosters:

NameNBA Team(s)Last Season in S.F.
Will Blalock*Indiana Pacers2006-07
Andre BrownDallas Mavericks2006-07
Nik Caner-MedleyLos Angeles Clippers2007-08
Jermareo Davidson*Golden State Warriors2007-08
John EdwardsWashington Wizards2008-09
Gary ForbesNBA D-League Select/NJ Nets-Philadelphia 76ers2008-09
C.J. GilesDenver Nuggets/Orlando Magic2008-09
Robert HiteCleveland Cavaliers2006-07
Amir Johnson*Milwaukee Bucks2006-07
Bobby JonesPortland Trail Blazers2008-09
Kasib PowellOrlando Magic2008-09
Chris Richard*Milwaukee Bucks2007-08
Chris RodgersPhoenix Suns2006-07
Sean Singletary*Detroit Pistons2008-09
Greg StiemsmaMemphis Grizzlies2008-09

* – NBA Assigned Player

Skyforce fans should also follow the Minnesota Timberwolves this summer to see how their draft picks stack up against other current and potential NBA players. There are also undrafted free agents that could possibly earn a roster spot with Miami or Minnesota and be eligible to play for the Skyforce this upcoming season.

Season tickets are now on sale for the 2009-10 season. For information please contact a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.