Thunder Signs Walker Russell

OKLAHOMA CITY, October 1, 2012 – The Oklahoma City Thunder signed guard Walker Russell to a contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Russell (6-0, 170 pounds), appeared in 28 games last season as a member of the Detroit Pistons where he averaged 3.0 points and 2.1 assists in 12.8 minutes per game.

After playing collegiately at Jacksonville State University, Russell spent five seasons in the NBA D-League where he amassed averages of 15.1 points, 8.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 132 contests.

During the past six years, Russell has spent time playing professionally in the Dominican Republic (2011), China (2011), Germany (2010-11), Puerto Rico (2010), Bulgaria (2009-10), Madrid (2008) and the Czech Republic (2006-07).

The Oklahoma City Thunder roster now stands at 19. A complete training camp roster is attached.

The Thunder will hold its annual media day this afternoon at the Thunder Events Center (14701 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Edmond) beginning at 1 pm.

NO PLAYER POS HT WT BIRTHDATE FROM YEARS PRO
45 Cole Aldrich C 6-11 240 10/31/88 Kansas/USA 2
4 Nick Collison F/C 6-10 255 10/26/80 Kansas/USA 8
14 Daequan Cook G 6-5 210 04/28/87 Ohio State/USA 5
35 Kevin Durant F 6-9 235 09/29/88 Texas/USA 5
13 James Harden G 6-5 220 08/26/89 Arizona State/USA 3
11 Lazar Hayward F 6-6 225 11/26/86 Marquette/USA 2
9 Serge Ibaka F/C 6-10 235 09/18/89 Ricoh Manresa/ Republic of Congo 3
15 Reggie Jackson G 6-3 208 04/16/90 Boston College/USA 1
3 Perry Jones F 6-11 235 09/24/91 Baylor/USA R
25 DeAndre Liggins G 6-6 209 03/31/88 Kentucky/USA 1
6 Eric Maynor G 6-3 175 06/11/87 Virginia Commonwealth/USA 3
33 Daniel Orton C 6-10 255 08/06/90 Kentucky/USA 1
5 Kendrick Perkins C 6-10 270 11/10/84 Clifton J. Ozen HS (TX)/USA 9
8 Andy Rautins G 6-4 190 11/02/86 Syracuse/USA 1
23 Walker Russell G 6-0 175 10/06/82 Jacksonville State/USA 1
2 Thabo Sefolosha G 6-7 215 05/02/84 Angelico Biella/Switzerland 6
34 Hasheem Thabeet C 7-3 263 02/16/87 Connecticut/Tanzania 3
21 Hollis Thompson G 6-8 212 04/03/91 Georgetown/USA R
0 Russell Westbrook G 6-3 187 11/12/88 UCLA/USA 4