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HORNETS SIGN MICHAEL WASHINGTON
Training Camp Roster Set at 18


September 27, 2010

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have signed free agent forward/center Michael Washington. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. The addition of Washington sets the training camp roster at 18.

Washington (6-9, 235) was undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft out of the University of Arkansas. He was originally an early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name for consideration and returning for his senior season. During his senior season for the Razorbacks, Washington averaged 12.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 25.3 minutes over 29 games (27 starts). He earned Second Team All-SEC honors and Second Team NABC All-District following his junior season after leading the team in scoring (15.5 ppg), rebounding (9.8 rpg), blocked shots (1.3 bpg) and field goal percentage (.551) in 30 games (all starts).

2010 HORNETS TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

NO. PLAYER POS. HT. WT. DOB FROM YRS
11 Joe Alexander F 6-8 230 12/26/1986 West Virginia 2
1 Trevor Ariza G-F 6-8 210 06/30/1985 UCLA 6
8 Marco Belinelli G 6-5 200 03/25/1986 Bologna, Italy 3
34 Aaron Gray C 7-0 270 12/07/1984 Pittsburgh 3
33 Willie Green G 6-3 201 07/28/1981 Detroit Mercy 7
44 Pops Mensah-Bonsu F 6-9 235 09/07/1983 George Washington 3
50 Emeka Okafor F-C 6-10 255 09/28/1982 Connecticut 6
2 Jannero Pargo G 6-1 185 10/22/1979 Arkansas 7
3 Chris Paul G 6-0 175 05/06/1985 Wake Forest 5
20 Quincy Pondexter F 6-6 225 03/10/1988 Washington R
22 Mustafa Shakur G 6-4 195 08/18/1984 Arizona R
14 Jason Smith F-C 7-0 240 03/02/1986 Colorado State 2
16 Peja Stojakovic F 6-10 229 06/09/1977 Belgrade, Serbia 12
23 D.J. Strawberry G 6-5 205 06/15/1985 Maryland 1
5 Marcus Thornton G 6-4 205 06/05/1987 Louisiana State 1
21 Michael Washington F-C 6-9 239 10/02/1986 Arkansas R
31 Darryl Watkins C 6-11 258 11/08/1984 Syracuse 1
30 David West F 6-9 240 08/29/1980 Xavier (Ohio) 7

HEAD COACH
Monty Williams - Notre Dame

LEAD ASSISTANT COACH
Michael Malone - Loyola (Md.)


ASSISTANT COACHES
Randy Ayers - Miami (Ohio)
James Borrego - San Diego
Bryan Gates - Boise State
Fred Vinson - Georgia Tech





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