HAWKS ANNOUNCE 2012 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

Media Day Activities set for Monday at 2:45 p.m., First Practice Set for Tuesday at 10 a.m.

ATLANTA, GA ----- The Atlanta Hawks today announced their 2012 training camp roster, which tips off Monday with Media Day activities at 2:45 p.m. on the Philips Arena practice court.  With the additions of James Anderson, Keith Benson, Damion James, Carldell “Squeaky” Johnson and Anthony Tolliver, the team currently has an 18-man camp roster.

A former first round draft pick by San Antonio (20th overall in 2010), Anderson played in 77 games (four starts) over two seasons with the Spurs, averaging 3.7 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11.6 minutes per game (.380 FG%, .757 FT%).  Benson and James are both former Hawks draft picks, with Benson being taken in the second round (48th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft prior to being waived on Dec. 23, 2011, and James in the first round (24th overall) in 2010 before his rights were traded to New Jersey on draft night.  Benson saw action in three games with Golden State last season, while James has played in 32 career games (16 starts) with the Nets, averaging 4.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game (.428 FG%, .650 FT%).  

In 15 games for New Orleans last year, Johnson put up 1.8 points and 1.5 assists in 7.9 minutes per game (.314 FG%, .333 FT%).  A four-year NBA veteran, Tolliver played the last two seasons with Minnesota after previously seeing action with San Antonio, Portland and Golden State.  He owns career averages of 6.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 21.5 minutes per game (.420 FG%, .320 3FG%, .770 FT%) in 181 career contests (33 starts).

The Atlanta Hawks, a member of the National Basketball Association since 1949, play in the Southeast Division, along with the Charlotte Bobcats, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards.

2012-13 ATLANTA HAWKS ROSTER (as of October 17, 2012)

# Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Prior to NBA/Home Country Yrs
11 James Anderson G 6-6 215 03/25/89 Oklahoma St./USA 2
34 Devin Harris G 6-3 192 02/27/83 Wisconsin/USA 8
15 Al Horford F/C 6-10 250 06/03/86 Florida/Dominican Republic 5
8 Damion James F 6-7 225 10/07/87 Texas/USA 2
12 John Jenkins G 6-4 215 03/06/91 Vanderbilt/USA R
44 Ivan Johnson F 6-8 230 04/10/84 Cal. St. San Bernadino/USA 1
26 Kyle Korver G 6-7 212 03/17/81 Creighton/USA 9
22 Anthony Morrow G 6-5 210 09/27/85 Georgia Tech/USA 4
27 Zaza Pachulia F/C 6-11 275 02/10/84 Ulker/Republic of Georgia 9
10 Johan Petro C 7-0 247 01/27/86 Pau Orthez/France 7
32 Mike Scott F 6-8 237 07/16/88 Virginia/France R
5 Josh Smith F 6-9 225 12/05/85 Oak Hill Academy (VA)/USA 8
92 DeShawn Stevenson G 6-5 218 04/03/81 Washington Union HS (CA)/USA 12
0 Jeff Teague G 6-2 181 06/10/88 Wake Forest/USA 3
4 Anthony Tolliver F 6-8 240 06/01/85 Creighton/USA 4
3 Lou Williams G 6-1 175 10/27/86 S. Gwinnett HS (GA)/USA 7

HEAD COACH: Larry Drew (Missouri)
Assistant Coaches: Lester Conner (Oregon State), Bob Bender (Duke), Kenny Atkinson (Richmond), Bob Weiss (Penn State)
Player Development Instructor: Nick Van Exel (Cincinnati)

Assistant Coach/Player Performance: Pete Radulovic (Loyola Marymount)
Athletic Trainer: Wally Blase (Winona State)
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Jeff Watkinson (North Carolina State)
 

R – restricted free agent
U – unrestricted free agent