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Suns Announce 2008 NBA Summer League Roster

Posted: July 3, 2008

Phoenix Suns’ 2008 first-round pick Robin Lopez (15th overall) will join Suns’ second-year players Alando Tucker and D.J. Strawberry as they compete in the 2008 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 10-20. Suns legend and first-year assistant coach Dan Majerle will serve as head coach for the summer league team.

The Suns tip-off summer league play on Monday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. versus the Houston Rockets in the first of fives games played at the COX Pavilion and the Thomas & Mack Center on UNLV’s campus. Two Suns games will be televised live on NBA TV.

The Suns’ 12-man roster and complete summer league schedule are listed below.

SUNS SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate College/Team Yrs
16 Rod Benson F/C 6-10 225 10/10/84 California R
10 Justin Cage G/F 6-6 225 6/26/85 Xavier R
4 Taquan Dean G 6-4 190 8/6/83 Louisville R
12 Jiri Hubalek F/C 6-11 225 11/25/82 Iowa State R
14 Ekene Ibekwe F 6-9 220 7/19/85 Maryland R
17 Jared Jordan G 6-2 187 10/14/84 Marist 1
15 Robin Lopez C 7-0 255 4/1/88 Stanford R
11 Ivan McFarlin F 6-8 232 4/26/82 Oklahoma State 1
8 D.J. Strawberry G 6-5 201 6/15/85 Maryland 1
29 Alando Tucker G 6-6 205 2/11/84 Wisconsin 1
2 Marcus Vinicius F 6-8 225 5/31/84 San Carlos (Brazil) 2
3 Judson Wallace F/C 6-10 220 12/31/82 Princeton R

HEAD COACH: Dan Majerle (Central Michigan)
SUMMER LEAGUE HEAD COACH/ASSISTANT COACH:
ASSISTANT COACHES: Igor Kokoskov (Belgrade), Noel Gillespie (Florida State)
HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER: Aaron Nelson (Iowa State)

SUNS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Location Time TV
Monday, July 14 Houston Rockets Thomas & Mack Center 5:30 p.m. --
Thursday, July 17 San Antonio Spurs Thomas & Mack Center 5:30 p.m. --
Friday, July 18 New York Knicks Cox Pavilion 1 p.m. NBA TV
Saturday, July 19 Portland Trail Blazers Cox Pavilion 7 p.m. NBA TV
Sunday, July 20 Washington Wizards Cox Pavilion 3 p.m. --

All times listed are Phoenix times