Dennis Horner Earns a Gatorade NBA Call-Up

SPRINGFIELD, MA---The Springfield Armor announced today that forward Dennis Horner has made the opening night roster of the Armorís exclusive NBA affiliate, the New Jersey Nets.

Horner becomes the Armorís second Gatorade NBA Call-Up in franchise history.

Horner, a 6í9 forward, played in both of the Netsí preseason games, scoring 4 points, grabbing 4 rebounds and dishing out 3 assists in 18 minutes in the Netsí game on Dec. 17.

Horner played in three games with the Armor (all starts) before earning a training camp invitation from the Nets, averaging 15.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 30 minutes. Horner contributed a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in his first career game against the Maine Red Claws on Nov. 25 and scored a season-high 20 points in the Armorís Dec. 3 game against the Red Claws.

Horner was drafted by the Armor in the third round (47th overall) in this yearís NBA Development League Draft presented by Cisco. Horner had previously participated in the 2011 NBA D-League Boost Mobile National Tryout last June in Louisville, KY.

Prior to being drafted by the Armor, Horner joined VOO Verviers-Pepinster in Belgiumís First Division before moving to Hasapis Omonia Nicosia in Cyprusí Division A. During the 2010-11 season, he averaged 11.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 13 games with Hasapis Omonia Nicosia.

Horner spent four years at NC State and averaged 11.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 36 games during his senior season.

Horner is a native of Linwood, NJ.

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