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Summer Suns' Roster, Schedule Announced

Second-year forward Markieff Morris will make his first trip to Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League.
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Posted: July 10, 2012

The Phoenix Suns begin two-a-day workouts in Phoenix on Wednesday, July 11, in preparation for the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 15-21. The 15-man team is highlighted by Suns’ 2012 first-round pick Kendall Marshall (13th overall) and Suns’ second-year player Markieff Morris. The pair is joined by Suns assistant coach Dan Majerle, who returns to serve as head coach of the summer league team for the fourth-straight season.

Phoenix tips off its summer league schedule with one of their two live broadcasts on NBA TV at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, versus the New York Knicks. All five games on the Suns schedule will be played at COX Pavilion and the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of UNLV.

Prior to their departure to Las Vegas, the Suns will hold six practice sessions from July 11-13 on the Annexus Group Practice Court at US Airways Center. Media availability will take place at approximately noon, following the conclusion of each morning session.

The Suns’ 15-man roster, practice schedule and complete summer league schedule are listed below.

SUNS SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate College/Team Yrs
10 Diante Garrett G 6-4 190 11/03/88 Iowa St. R
25 Matt Gatens G 6-5 212 06/13/89 Iowa R
54 Matt Howard F 6-8 220 01/23/89 Butler R
16 Akos Keller C 6-9 230 03/28/89 Albacomp (Hungary) R
40 Marcus Landry F 6-7 225 11/01/85 Wisconsin 1
23 David Lighty G 6-6 216 05/27/88 Ohio St. R
12 Kendall Marshall G 6-4 195 08/19/91 North Carolina R
14 Tasmin Mitchell F 6-6 235 06/25/86 LSU R
11 Markieff Morris F 6-10 245 09/02/89 Kansas 1
26 Patrick O’Bryant C 7-0 248 06/20/86 Bradley 4
8 Doron Perkins G 6-3 195 05/06/83 Santa Clara R
0 Jacob Pullen G 6-0 187 11/10/89 Kansas St. R
32 DeShawn Sims F 6-8 224 01/21/88 Michigan R
2 PJ Tucker F 6-6 224 05/05/85 Texas 1
20 Erving Walker G 5-8 176 1/17/90 Florida R

HEAD COACH: Dan Majerle (Central Michigan)
ASSISTANT COACHES: Noel Gillespie (Wisconsin-Whitewater), Elvis Valcarcel (Seton Hall)
HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER: Aaron Nelson (Iowa State)

SUNS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Location Time
Sunday, July 15** New York Knicks COX Pavilion 1 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17 Cleveland Cavaliers Thomas & Mack Center 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18** New Orleans Hornets Thomas & Mack Center 5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 20 NBA D-League COX Pavilion 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 21 Memphis Grizzlies COX Pavilion 7 p.m.

**Games will air live on NBA TV
All times listed are Phoenix times