Addition of Two Free Agents Puts Training Camp Roster at 16

September 26, 2008

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have signed free agents Courtney Sims and Jared Jordan to training camp contracts. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. The addition of Sims and Jordan puts the Hornets training camp roster at 16.

Sims (6-11, 245) played three games for the Indiana Pacers last season before being signed by the NBDLs Iowa Energy. The center averaged 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Energy and shot 64.4% from the field. The former Michigan Wolverine never missed a contest in his collegiate career, playing 133 consecutive games. He finished sixth all-time with 111 career starts, and second all-time with 213 blocked shots. Sims finished his career with 1,329 points and 728 rebounds.

Sims is a native of Roslindale, Mass., and was undrafted by an NBA franchise in the 2007 NBA Draft.

Jordan (6-2, 190) saw action in six preseason games last year for the New York Knicks prior to playing in 11 games for Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania), where he averaged 1.0 points and 0.8 assists in 8.2 minutes per game. A graduate of Marist (N.Y.), the guard led the country in assists for two-straight seasons, becoming the first NCAA Division I player to do so since Avery Johnson, former coach of the Dallas Mavericks. He averaged 8.7 assists per game for his career and won the 74th Haggerty Award as the 2006-07 All-Metropolitan Division I mens college basketball player of the year.

Jordan is a native of Hartford, Conn., and was drafed in the second round (45th overall) by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2007 NBA Draft.

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