Summer Suns' Roster, Schedule Announced
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|
|10||Diante Garrett||G||6-4||190||11/03/88||Iowa St.||R|
|16||Akos Keller||C||6-9||230||03/28/89||Albacomp (Hungary)||R|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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