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2013 Summer League Bios

#1 MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS Guard 6-6/185 10/12/91 Syracuse/USA Rookie

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Philadelphia with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Early entry candidate for the 2013 draft following his sophomore season at Syracuse… As a sophomore, averaged 11.8 points, 7.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 steals after averaging 2.7 ppg, 2.1 apg, 1.5 rpg and 0.8 spg as a freshman… Set school record for steals in a single season with 111 in 2012-13… Earned NCAA Tournament East Region MVP honors after helping the Orange advance to the Final Four and had a career-high 24 points against No. 1 seeded Indiana in the Sweet 16… Tallied 10 double-doubles as a sophomore, including 15 points and a career-high 16 assists vs. Monmouth.

OFF THE COURT: Son of Mandy and Zach Zegarowski and Earl and Rosa Williams… Majored in communications and rhetorical studies… Played in the 2011 McDonald’s All-American game and the Jordan Brand Classic game… Played on the same AAU team as Nerlens Noel.

#0 D.J. COOPER Guard 6-0/176 12/6/90 Ohio/USA Rookie

TRANSACTIONS: Was not selected in the 2013 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Spent all four seasons at Ohio… Only player in NCAA Division I history to record at least 2,000 career points, 900 assists, 600 rebounds and 300 steals… Ranked 12th all-time in NCAA Division I history in career assists (934) and 19th in steals (327)… Two-time Cousy Award Finalist as a junior and a senior… 2013 AP All-America Honorable Mention after averaging 14.1 points, 7.1 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals… Three-time All-MAC First Team selection.

OFF THE COURT: Son of Donell and Dionne Cooper… Majored in sociology.

#51 MICHEAL ERIC Forward/Center 6-11/240 6/24/88 Temple/Nigeria Rookie

TRANSACTIONS: Was not selected in the 2012 NBA Draft… Signed as a rookie free agent with Cleveland on 8/10/12… Waived by Cleveland on 10/27/12.

PRO CAREER: 2012-13: Appeared in one preseason game for Cleveland… In 50 games with 17 starts for the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League, averaged 8.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.70 blocks in 22.2 minutes per game while shooting 50.6% from the floor and 61.3% from the line… Also averaged 17.0 points (69.0% FGs) and 5.7 rebounds in three playoff games for the Charge… SUMMER 2012: In five games for Cleveland in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaged 4.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 0.80 blocks in 12.6 minutes per game while shooting 66.7% from the floor and 66.7% from the line.

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Spent all four seasons at Temple… Increased his scoring and rebounding in each of his seasons… Shot 50.4% from the floor for his career… As a senior, averaged 9.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 2.1 blocks… Missed 13 games in his final season with a fractured right patella.

OFF THE COURT: Native of Nigeria… Father, Joseph, was a goalkeeper on Nigeria’s national team and played professionally for 11 years.

#8 JUSTIN HOLIDAY Guard/Forward 6-6/185 4/5/89 Washington/USA 1 Year Pro

TRANSACTIONS: Was not selected in the 2011 NBA Draft… Signed as a free agent with Cleveland on 10/1/12… Waived by Cleveland on 10/10/12… Claimed off waivers by Portland on 10/12/12… Waived by Portland on 10/26/12… Signed as a free agent with Philadelphia on 4/1/13.

 

PRO CAREER: 2012-13: Was called-up from the D-League by the Sixers on 4/1 and appeared in nine games, averaging 4.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 15.8 minutes per game while shooting 33.3% from the floor, 25.0% from 3-point range and 74.3% from the line… In 47 games with 42 starts for the Idaho Stampede of the D-League, averaged 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.43 steals and 1.17 blocks in 34.7 minutes per game while shooting 42.1% from the floor, 41.2% from 3-point range and 81.6% from the line… SUMMER 2012: Appeared in all five games for Cleveland in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 6.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.40 steals in 16.8 minutes per game while shooting 41.4% from the floor, 36.4% from 3-point range and 66.7% from the line… 2011-12: In 33 games for Generali Okapi Aalstar in the Belgian League, averaged 7.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals… In 12 EuroLeague Challenge games, averaged 7.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals.

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played all four seasons at Washington… Started the final 56 games of his career, averaging 9.8 ppg, after coming off of the bench his previous 67 games played, averaging 2.0 ppg… Went from averaging 0.7 points as a freshman to 10.5 ppg as a senior… Hit 47 3-pointers as a senior after shooting just 11-of-38 his first three seasons combined… Was a member of the 2009-10 Pac-10 All Defensive Team.

OFF THE COURT: Older brother of Jrue Holiday… As a high school senior, helped guide Campbell High (North Hollywood, Calif.) to a 33-1 mark and the state Class IV championship… Also lettered in football while in high school.

#14 ARSALAN KAZEMI Forward 6-7/226 4/22/90 Oregon/Iran Rookie

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Washington with the 54th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft… Rights were traded to Philadelphia along with the rights to Nate Wolters (38th overall) in exchange for the rights to Glen Rice, Jr. (35th overall).

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played his first three seasons at Rice before transferring to Oregon as a senior… As a senior, averaged 9.4 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.0 steals en route to earning Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 and became the first Duck ever to be named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive team… Averaged a double-double for his career, while shooting 55.9% floor and recording nearly as many steals (225) as turnovers (232).

INTERNATIONAL: Helped Iran to an 8-1 record at the FIBA Asia Championship in 2011… Also competed for Iran in the 2010 FIBA World Championships… Was Captain of Iran’s Under-19 team which played in the 2009 FIBA World Championship… Helped lead his Iranian Under-17 national team to the 2007 West Asian championship and was named tournament MVP.

OFF THE COURT: Name is pronounced: are-suh-lahn kah-ZEE-me… First Iranian-born player to compete in NCAA Division I men’s basketball and the first to be drafted into the NBA… Son of Yousef and Roya Kazemi… Majored in Sociology

#20 TRAVIS LESLIE Guard 6-4/205 3/29/90 Georgia/USA 1 Year Pro

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the L.A. Clippers with the 47th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft… Waived by the L.A. Clippers on 10/30/12… Signed a 10-day contract with Utah on 3/10/13.

PRO CAREER: 2012-13: Appeared in 36 games with 32 starts for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA D-League, averaging 15.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.1 rebounds and 1.72 steals in 27.3 minutes per game while shooting 49.5% from the floor, 36.4% from 3-point range and 73.4% from the line… Named MVP of the D-League All-Star Game… Saw action in four preseason games with one start for the Clippers, averaging 3.0 points and 1.8 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game while shooting 31.3% from the floor… 2011-12: Appeared in 10 games for the Clippers, averaging 1.4 points and 0.9 rebounds in 4.5 minutes per game while shooting 35.7% from the floor… Was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League, appearing in 10 games with three starts, averaging 10.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 51.1% from the floor.

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Was an early entry candidate for the 2011 NBA Draft following his junior season at Georgia… Averaged 14.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals in his final season while shooting 49.2% from the floor and 80.1% from the line… Named All-SEC Second Team as selected by the league’s coaches.

OFF THE COURT: Named the Class AAAA Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2008… Led Columbia to the 2008 Georgia State 4A title as both a sophomore and a senior… Majored in Housing.

#44 ZEKE MARSHALL Center 7-0/235 12/13/90 Akron/USA Rookie

 

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Spent all four seasons at Akron… Named MAC Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and a senior… Named All-MAC First Team as a senior and All-MAC Second Team as a junior… As a senior, averaged a team-high 13.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.7 blocks, which ranked third in NCAA Division I… Increased his field goal percentage in all four seasons, shooting 65.1% as a senior.

#35 TREVOR MBAKWE Forward 6-8/245 1/24/89 Minnesota/USA Rookie

TRANSACTIONS: Was not selected in the 2013 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Begin his collegiate career at Marquette before transferring to Miami Dade College for a season… Spent his final three seasons at Minnesota and received a medical redshirt after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee seven games into the 2011-12 season… Also missed the majority of his freshman season with an isolated fibular collateral ligament sprain… As a senior, averaged 10.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.4 blocks en route to earning Second Team All-Big Ten honors by the media and Third Team distinction from coaches…. Shot 57.7% from the floor for his career.

OFF THE COURT: Last name is pronounced: muh-BAHK'-way… Holds and undergraduate degree in recreation, parks and leisure studies and was enrolled in graduate school (Master of Education – Applied Kinesiology)… Son of Ana Davis and Marc Mbakwe… Has three older siblings… Has a son, Makhi Mbakwe.

#25 BROCK MOTUM Forward 6-9/228 10/16/90 Washington State/Australia Rookie

TRANSACTIONS: Not selected in the 2013 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Spent all four seasons at Washington State… Finished his career ranked fifth on the Cougar’s all-time scoring list with 1,530 points… Led the Pac-12 in scoring as both a junior and a senior, becoming the first player to do so in consecutive seasons since 1955-56… Named All-Pac-12 Second team as a senior and First Team as a junior… As a senior, averaged 18.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists… Shot 51.9% from the floor for his career.

OFF THE COURT: Born in Brisbane, Australia… Son of Greg and Leonie Motum… Majored in psychology… Represented Australia on the U19 team in the summer of 2009 and played in the FIBA U19 World Championship.

#5 ARNETT MOULTRIE Forward/Center 6-10/245 11/18/90 Mississippi State/USA 1 Year Pro

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Miami with the 27th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft… Traded by Miami to Philadelphia in exchange for the draft rights to Justin Hamilton (45th overall pick) and a protected future first round pick on 6/28/12.

PRO CAREER: 2012-13: In 47 games for the Sixers, averaged 3.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game while shooting 58.2% from the floor and 64.3% from the line… Was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League and appeared in seven games, averaging 9.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 26.3 minutes per game.

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Was an early entry candidate for the 2012 NBA Draft following his junior season at Mississippi State… Named First Team All-SEC after averaging 16.4 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists while shooting 54.9% from the floor, 44.4% from 3-point range and 78.0% from the line… Led the conference in rebounding and ranked tied for 10th in the nation… Recorded 18 double-doubles in 30 games played… Shot 78.0% from the line as a junior after shooting 58.7% his first two seasons… Averaged 3.7 offensive rebounds as a junior, grabbing 6+ seven times, including a career-high 11 vs. Northwestern State… Spent his first two seasons at Texas-El Paso before transferring to the Bulldogs and sat out the entire 2010-11 season due to NCAA transfer regulations.

OFF THE COURT: Born in Queens but went to high school in Memphis… Son of Rebecca Chandler… Majored in Philosophy… Shot over 70.0% from the floor during his final two seasons of high school… Was a member of the USA U19 team which won gold at the FIBA World Championship in New Zealand during the summer of 2009.

#43 JAMES SOUTHERLAND Forward 6-8/210 4/28/90 Syracuse/USA Rookie

TRANSACTIONS: Was not selected in the 2013 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Spent all four seasons at Syracuse, increasing his scoring average each season… As a senior, averaged 13.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.4 steals… Also averaged 2.5 3-pointers made on 39.8% shooting… Tied a school record by hitting 9 3-pointers against Arkansas… Named to the NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team while helping the Orange reach the Final Four.

OFF THE COURT: Son of James Jr. and Magalie Southerland Jr…. One of three children... Pursuing a degree in the College of Visual and Performing Arts… Attended Cardozo High School, which has produced NBA players Rafer Alston, Duane Causewell and Royal Ivey.

#31 RODNEY WILLIAMS Guard/Forward 6-7/205 7/23/91 Minnesota/USA Rookie

TRANSACTIONS: Was not selected in the 2013 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Spent all four seasons at Minnesota… As a senior, averaged 10.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 blocks… Led the Gophers in scoring as a junior with 12.2 ppg... For his career, shot 51.2% from the floor.

OFF THE COURT: Son of Rodney and Shanell Williams… Has four siblings.

#4 KHALIF WYATT Guard 6-4/215 6/10/91 Temple/USA Rookie

TRANSACTIONS: Was not selected in the 2013 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Spent all four seasons at Temple… Averaged 0.5 points as a freshman, 10.1 ppg as a sophomore, 17.1 ppg as a junior and 20.5 ppg as a senior… Also averaged a team-high 4.0 assists and 1.7 steals as a senior along with 2.2 3-pointers made per game… Scored 31 points in back-to-back NCAA Tournament games against North Carolina State and Indiana… Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year as a senior and Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference as a junior.

OFF THE COURT: First name is pronounced: Kah-LEAF… Born in Norristown, Pa. and attended Norristown High School… Led his team to the PIAA Class AAAA District title game as a junior and a senior, winning the championship his final season.