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Nuggets open 2011-12 training camp at Pepsi Center

Intial roster includes seven 2010-11 returnees, two free-agent invitees


DENVER, Dec. 9, 2011 – The Denver Nuggets will open training camp with 11 players after signing G Cory Higgins and G Julyan Stone.

Higgins, 6-5, 185, averaged 12.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in five games with the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development league this season. He was an All-Big 12 third-team selection after averaging 16.1 points as a senior at the University of Colorado in 2010-11.

Stone, 6-7, 200, broke Tim Hardaway’s school career assist record during his four seasons at UTEP. He averaged 8.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists during his senior season with the Miners.


TRAINING CAMP COVERAGE

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. School / Country Exp.
11 Chris Andersen F/C 6-10 228 Blinn (TX) J.C. 9
35 Kenneth Faried F 6-8 228 Morehead State R
8 Danilo Gallinari F 6-10 225 Italy 3
1 Jordan Hamilton G/F 6-7 220 Texas R
7 Al Harrington F 6-9 250 St. Patrick (NJ) 13
22 Cory Higgins G 6-5 185 Colorado R
41 Kosta Koufos C 7-0 265 Ohio State 3
3 Ty Lawson G 5-11 195 North Carolina 2
24 Andre Miller G 6-2 200 Utah 11
25 Timofey Mozgov C 7-1 250 Russia 1
10 Julyan Stone G 6-7 200 UTEP R