Darren Collison, Marcus Thornton and Maurice Ager highlight team

July 1, 2010

The New Orleans Hornets today unveiled their roster that will participate in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from July 9-18. The Hornets will play five games, taking on Golden State, Miami, Portland, Washington and Toronto during the competition. The team will begin practice on July 5th in Las Vegas.

Complete coverage of the Hornets summer league action, including box scores, photos and game summaries, will be available at Their entry will feature current Hornets Darren Collison and Marcus Thornton as well as former first round pick Maurice Ager. The team will be coached by first-year Hornets assistant coach Mike Malone.

Twenty-two NBA teams, including 11 that appeared in the 2010 NBA Playoffs, will compete in this years NBA Summer League. For the second consecutive year, a team of NBA Development League Select players will also participate in the action taking place at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

This year, NBA TV will air the full 58-game NBA Summer League schedule, including 39 games live, along with offering live daily studio programming with NBA GameTime. Fans will also have the opportunity to watch every game live on through the NBA SUMMER LEAGUE BROADBAND, a subscription service offering fans a full slate of live NBA Summer League game webcasts via The complete package will be $14.95 for access to all 58 games on a live basis, as well as on a video-on-demand basis for up to one week following the conclusion of the leagues final game. The Hornets will have all four of their five games broadcast live on NBA TV, including the July 16th game against #1 pick John Wall and the Washington Wizards. This marks the sixth-consecutive year that the Hornets have participated in the league.

The attached document contains the Hornets complete schedule and detailed biographical information of each player. For media inquiries during summer league, please contact Dennis Rogers at (504) 343-8326.

No Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate College NBA Exp
2 Darren Collison G 6-0 160 08/23/1987 UCLA 1
12 Aubrey Coleman G 6-4 200 10/09/1987 Houston None
0 Armon Bassett G 6-2 180 12/28/1986 Ohio None
5 Marcus Thornton G 6-4 205 06/05/1987 Lousiana State 1
31 Maurice Ager F/G 6-5 196 02/09/1984 Michigan State 3
23 Josh Carter G/F 6-7 200 11/20/1986 Texas A&M None
33 Carlos Wheeler F 6-7 201 05/16/1978 Campbellsville None
40 Kyle Hines F 6-6 230 09/02/1986 UNC-Greensboro None
43 Nikola Dragovic F 6-9 216 12/20/1987 UCLA None
55 Sean Sonderleiter C 6-11 211 12/17/1980 Iowa None
34 Brian Cusworth C 7-0 255 03/09/1984 Harvard None
35 Liam Potter F/C 7-0 255 02/14/1986 Sacred Heart None
Head Coach: Mike Malone

Day Date Event Site Time*
Monday July 5 Practice COX Pavilion 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 6 Practice COX Pavilion 9:00-11:00 a.m, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday July 7 Practice COX Pavilion 9:00-11:00 a.m. 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday July 8 Practice COX Pavilion 9:00-11:00 a.m. 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday July 9 Shootaround COX Pavilion 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Friday July 9 Game vs. Golden State (&) COX Pavilion 7:00 p.m.
Saturday July 10 Practice Thomas & Mack 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sunday July 11 Shootaround COX Pavilion 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Sunday July 11 Game vs. Miami (&) COX Pavilion 7:00 p.m.
Monday July 12 Practice COX Practice 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 13 Game vs. Portland (&) COX Pavilion 7:00 p.m.
Friday July 16 Shootaround COX Pavilion 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Friday July 16 Game vs. Washington (&) COX Pavilion 5:00 p.m.
Saturday July 17 Game vs. Toronto (%) Thomas & Mack 3:30 p.m.
* All times are Pacific
(&) On NBA TV
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