Suns Announce 2013 NBA Summer League Roster

by Brad Faye
Posted: July 8, 2013

The Phoenix Suns begin two-a-day workouts in Phoenix on Tuesday, July 9, in preparation for the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 12-22. The 12-man roster is highlighted by Suns’ 2013 first-round pick Archie Goodwin (29th overall), second-round pick Alex Oriakhi (57th overall), along with Suns players Diante Garrett, Kendall Marshall, Marcus and Markieff Morris, and PJ Tucker. Phoenix Suns Head Coach Jeff Hornacek will serve as head coach of the summer league team.

Phoenix tips off its summer league schedule at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, versus the Portland Trail Blazers in the first of three games on the Suns schedule at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of UNLV. With this year’s debut of a tournament-style schedule, each team will compete in three preliminary round games from July 12-16 before being seeded in a tournament that runs through the Championship Game on July 22. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.

Prior to their departure to Las Vegas, the Suns will hold six practice sessions from July 9-11 on the Annexus Practice Court at US Airways Center. Media availability will take place at approximately noon, following the conclusion of each morning session.

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


No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate College/Team Yrs
20 Thomas Abercrombie F 6-6 207 07/05/87 Washington State/New Zealand R
2 Chris Babb G 6-5 225 02/14/90 Iowa State/USA R
22 Dionte Christmas G 6-5 205 09/15/86 Temple/USA R
25 Jake Cohen F 6-10 235 09/25/90 Davidson/USA R
10 Diante Garrett G 6-4 175 11/03/88 Iowa State/USA 1
29 Archie Goodwin G 6-5 198 08/17/94 Kentucky/USA R
12 Kendall Marshall G 6-4 200 08/19/91 North Carolina/USA 1
15 Marcus Morris F 6-9 235 09/02/89 Kansas/USA 2
11 Markieff Morris C 6-10 245 09/02/89 Kansas/USA 2
41 Arinze Onuaku C 6-9 276 07/13/87 Syracuse/USA R
45 Alex Oriakhi F 6-9 255 06/21/90 Missouri/USA R
17 PJ Tucker F 6-6 235 05/05/85 Texas/USA 1

HEAD COACH: Jeff Hornacek (Iowa State)
ASSISTANT COACHES: : Jerry Sichting (Purdue), Mike Longabardi (Frostburg State), Kenny Gattison (Old Dominion), Mark West (Old Dominion)

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER: Aaron Nelson (Iowa State)


Date Opponent Location Time
Saturday, July 13 Portland Thomas & Mack Center 5:30 p.m.
Monday, July 15 Minnesota Thomas & Mack Center 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16 Memphis Thomas & Mack Center 5:30 p.m.

* Tournament play follows three-game schedule