Raptors Set Roster For Opening Night

October 26, 2009 - The Toronto Raptors announced Monday their roster for Wednesdays regular-season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Air Canada Centre. In accordance with league rules, all teams were required to reduce their training camp rosters to a maximum of 15 players by 6 p.m. today.

Each team will be required to carry 12 players on its active list and one player on its inactive list. Teams may have a maximum of three players on its inactive list. There is no injured list - a players designation can be changed from inactive to active on a game-to-game basis. Players sent to the NBA Development League will continue to count on a teams inactive list.

Guards Quincy Douby and Sonny Weems, and forward Reggie Evans (left midfoot sprain) have been listed as inactive for the purpose of submitting todays roster.

The upcoming campaign marks the Raptors 15th anniversary season in the NBA. They sport an 8-6 mark in season openers. They defeated the 76ers, 95-84, at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia in last seasons opener.

The Raptors head to Memphis to play the Grizzlies on Friday before returning home to face Dwight Howard, former Raptor Vince Carter and the defending Eastern Conference Champion Orlando Magic.

2009-10 Toronto Raptors Basketball Club Roster
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate College/Country NBA Exp.
3 Marcus Banks G 6-2 205 11/19/1981 UNLV 6 Years
7 Andrea Bargnani C/F 7-0 250 10/26/1985 Rome, Italy 3 Years
0 Marco Belinelli G 6-5 200 3/25/1986 Bologna, Italy 2 Years
4 Chris Bosh F 6-10 245 3/24/1984 Georgia Tech 6 Years
8 Jose Calderon G 6-3 210 9/28/1981 Villanueva de la Serena, Spain 4 Years
10 DeMar DeRozan G/F 6-7 220 8/7/1989 South California Rookie
5 #Quincy Douby G 6-3 175 5/16/1984 Rutgers 3 Years
30 #Reggie Evans F 6-8 245 5/18/1980 Iowa 7 Years
1 Jarrett Jack G/F 6-3 197 10/28/1983 Georgia Tech 4 Years
15 Amir Johnson F 6-9 210 5/1/1987 Westchester, H.S. (California) 4 Years
12 Rasho Nesterovic C 7-0 255 5/30/1976 Ljubljana, Slovenia 11 Years
13 Patrick O'Bryant C 7-0 250 6/20/1986 Bradley 3 Years
26 Hedo Turkoglu F 6-10 220 3/19/1979 Istanbul, Turkey 9 Years
24 #Sonny Weems G 6-6 203 7/8/1986 Arkansas 1 year
21 Antoine Wright G/F 6-7 215 2/6/1984 Texas A&M 4 year

# - Inactive

Head Coach
Jay Triano (Simon Fraser)

Assistant Coaches
Alex English (South Carolina)
Marc Ivaroni (Virginia)
Micah Nori (Indiana)

Head Athletic Trainer
Scott McCullough (Toronto)

Strength and Conditioning
Francesco Cuzzolin (Padua)

NUMERICAL ROSTER
0 Marco Belinelli 7 Andrea Bargnani 15 Amir Johnson
1 Jarrett Jack 8 Jose Calderon 21 Antoine Wright
3 Marcus Banks 10 DeMar DeRozan 24 Sony Weems
4 Chris Bosh 12 Rasho Nesterovic 26 Hedo Turkoglu
5 Quincy Douby 13 Patrick O'Bryant 30 Reggie Evans


HOW THE TEAM WAS ASSEMBLED
Draft Trade Free Agent
2009 - DeRozan (1st Round) 2009 - Johnson (August 18) 2009 - Nesterovic (July 30)
2006 - Bargnani (1st Round) 2009 - Weems (August 18) 2009 - Jack (July 21)
2003 - Bosh (1st Round) 2009 - Belinelli (July 30) 2009 - Douby (March 24)
2009 - Turkoglu (July 9) 2005 - Calderon (August 3)
2009 - Wright (July 9)
2009 - Evans (June 9)
2009 - O'Bryant (February 19)
2009 - Banks (February 13)