Final Roster - Summer League

Final Summer League Player Bios
July 14, 2002

#31 Brian Brown (G, 6-4, 200)
Ohio State ‘02

Finished his four-year career at Ohio State ranked second in school history in career games played (129), seventh in career assists (374), tied for eighth in career three-pointers made (107) and 20th in total points (1,384)…voted First Team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media following his senior season in which he led the Buckeyes in scoring with 16.7 points per game…scored a career-high 33 points in Ohio State’s 2002 opening round NCAA Tournament victory over Davidson…inserted into the starting lineup at the start of the 1999 NCAA Tournament as a freshman and started in every Ohio State game over the next three seasons (98 games)…one of only two Buckeyes to ever record four 20-win seasons and play in four NCAA tournaments at Ohio State.

#45 Devin Brown (G, 6-5, 213)
Texas-San Antonio ‘02

Named 2002 Co-Rookie of the Year in the USBL…led the Kansas Cagerz to the USBL title game…scored a Kansas Cagerz franchise-high 47 points (6/28)…played four years at the University of Texas-San Antonio where he averaged 18.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game as a senior...scored a season-high 33 points at Nebraska (11/28)…left UTSA as the school’s all-time leading scorer…led UTSA in scoring all four years…named to the First Team All-Southland Conference during his last three seasons at UTSA…named SLC Freshman of the Year in 1998-1999…as a junior, finished third in the SLC in scoring and recorded the first triple double in school history…led UTSA to the NCAA Tournament as a freshman.

#5 Kwame Brown (F, 6-11, 248)
Glynn Academy HS (GA) ‘01/Wizards

Played with Washington in 2001-2002…drafted with the first overall selection of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Wizards, becoming the first high-school player to ever be selected with the number one pick…averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game as a rookie…scored a career-high 14 points vs. L.A. Lakers (4/2)…averaged 9.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in April…recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds at San Antonio (12/4)…finished the 2002 season with 10 points and 11 rebounds vs. New York (4/16)…named 2001 High School Player of the Year in Georgia after averaging 20.1 points, 13.3 rebounds, 5.8 blocks, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals as a senior…named a 2001 McDonald’s All-American and scored 17 points while blocking a game-high five shots.

#34 Sylvere Bryan (F/C, 6-11, 240)
University of Tampa ‘02

Played four years at University of Tampa (Division II)…led Tampa to the 2002 Sunshine State Conference regular season championship by averaging 11.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game…named to the All-Sunshine State Conference First Team as a senior…led Tampa to the 2002 Sunshine State Conference tournament championship…named to the Sunshine State Conference All-Tournament team by averaging 11.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game…led Tampa to the 2001 Division II Final Four in his junior year while averaging 10.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.

#2 Juan Dixon (G, 6-3, 164)
Maryland ‘02

Selected by Washington with the 17th overall pick of the 2002 NBA Draft…named 2002 First Team All-America by the Associated Press after leading Maryland to the 2002 NCAA title…named 2002 ACC Player of the Year…named Most Outstanding Player of the 2002 NCAA Final Four…left Maryland as the school’s all-time leading scorer (2,269 points) and finished second in career steals (333)…joined John Lucas as one of only three Maryland players to be named All-ACC First Team for three consecutive seasons…won 110 games while at Maryland, the most by any player in school history…averaged 25.8 points per game in the 2002 NCAA Tournament, including a career-high tying 33 points in Maryland’s Final Four victory vs. Kansas…averaged 20.4 points, 2.8 assists and 2.6 steals during his senior season…as a junior, averaged 18.2 points per game in leading Maryland to the Final Four.

#3 Brendan Haywood (C, 7-0, 268)
North Carolina ‘01/Wizards

Played with Washington in 2001-2002…named NBA Rookie of the Month for December averaging 7.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game in helping Washington to an 11-4 record for the month…overall averaged 5.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game…posted his first career double-double with 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds at Memphis (12/11)…tied the MCI Center record for blocked shots in a game with seven vs. Atlanta (12/19)…scored a career-high 19 points at Dallas (12/8)…scored 18 points and had nine rebounds at Orlando (12/1)…drafted with the 20th overall selection of the 2001 NBA Draft by Cleveland…traded to Orlando on draft night before being acquired by Washington in exchange for Laron Profit and future considerations (8/1/01)…finished his four-year career at North Carolina as the ACC’s all-time leader in field goal percentage (.637)...North Carolina’s all-time leader in blocked shots (304) and field goal percentage.

#1 Jared Jeffries (F, 6-11, 230)
Indiana ‘04

Selected with the 11th overall pick of the 2002 NBA Draft by Washington…named 2001-2002 Big Ten Most Valuable Player after his sophomore season…led Indiana to the 2002 NCAA Final Four and into the title game where they were defeated by Maryland…left school as one of only six sophomores in school history to top the 1,000 point plateau…named Second Team All-America by the Associated Press…finished eighth in the voting for the John R. Wooden Award for the nation’s top collegiate player…left Indiana as the school’s 36th all-time leading scorer…led Indiana last season with 15.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game…scored 24 points and had 15 rebounds in Indiana’s upset of top-seeded Duke in the 2002 Southeast Regional Semifinals…as a freshman averaged 13.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game and was named the 2001 Big Ten Freshman of the Year…also named Second Team All-Big Ten and to The Sporting News Freshman All-American Team.

#51 Kris Lang (F, 6-11, 247)
North Carolina ‘02

One of only nine players to be a four-year starter at North Carolina… was a starter on the 2000 team that reached the NCAA Final Four…finished his career as the 28th leading scorer in North Carolina history with 1,392 points…shot better than .500 from the field in each of his four collegiate seasons…as a senior was second on the team in scoring with 14.0 points per game, rebounding (6.0 rebounds per game) and field goal percentage (.502)…finished with double figures in points in 19 out of the 26 games he played during the 2001-2002 season…scored a career-high 27 points vs. Indiana…teammate for three seasons with Washington’s Brendan Haywood…named to the 1999 ACC-All Freshman Team after averaging 10.6 points per game in his first season in Chapel Hill.

#42 Mike Mardesich (C, 7-0, 254)
Maryland ’01/Germany

Played four years at Maryland, in a then school record 137 games, never missing a game (Juan Dixon later broke the mark with 141 career games)…established a Maryland record by playing in 13 NCAA tournament games, a mark that also was later broken by Dixon…ranks 13th all time in school history with 74 blocked shots…scored a career-high 15 points during his senior season vs. Chicago State…averaged a career-high 5.4 points and 4.3 rebounds as a freshman in the 1997-98 season…college teammate of Dixon and Byron Mouton…played the 2001-2002 season for Telekom Bonn (Germany) where he played in 35 games and averaged 9.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 blocks per game.

#33 Rolan Roberts (F, 6-6, 240)
Southern Illinois ‘02

Averaged 13.8 points per game at Southern Illinois during his senior year…named First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference, MVC Defensive Player of the Year and MVC Newcomer of the Year last season…led the MVC and was fourth in the nation in field goal percentage (.604)…scored a season-high 28 points and had a season-high 18 rebounds vs. Southeast Missouri State…scored 24 points and had eight rebounds vs. Connecticut in the 2002 NCAA Tournament…sat out the 2000-2001 season after transferring from Virginia Tech…named Third Team All-Atlantic 10 as a junior after averaging 13.1 points per game…started in all 28 games during his sophomore season, averaging 14.1 points and led the team with 5.9 rebounds per game…became the first freshman in 20 years to lead Virginia Tech in scoring by averaging 13.6 points per game…also set the school record for blocked shots by a freshman with 60.

#30 Jamal Robinson (G/F, 6-7, 190)
Virginia ‘97/Cyprus

Played 27 games of the 2001-2002 season with Scandone Avellino (Italy) where he averaged 13.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.4 steals per game…released in May 2002 and joined Keravnos Nicosia (Cyprus) to finish out the 2002 season…signed by the Miami Heat at the start of the 2000-2001 NBA season and played in six games, averaging 1.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game…waived by Miami in November of 2000 and signed in December of 2000 with the Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)…averaged 17.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game for Sioux Falls and was named to the 2001 CBA All-Star game… played with Al Ryadi (Lebanon) during the 1999-2000 season…during the 1998-1999 season played in the CBA with the Idaho Stampede before being released and signing with PAEEK Nicosia (Cyprus) in February ‘98…signed and played with the Tampa Bay Windjammers of the USBL in May 1999…spent the 1997-1998 season in France with La Pontoise…played four years at the University of Virginia, finishing with career averages of 6.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

#21 Bobby Simmons (G/F, 6-7, 235)
DePaul ‘02/Wizards

Played with Washington in 2001-2002…scored a career-high 15 points vs. New York (4/16)…scored 12 points vs. Indiana (4/14)…averaged 3.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game…played in 30 games last season and made three starts at small forward…missed a total of 42 games on the injured list with patella tendinitis in his left knee…originally drafted in the second round (42nd overall) by Seattle in the 2001 NBA Draft…acquired by Washington in exchange for the draft rights to Predrag Drobnjak (6/27/01)…left DePaul University after three years as the only player in school history to record 1,000 career points, 700 career rebounds, 200 career assists and 100 career three-point field goals…left school ranked third in career three-pointers (121)…averaged 16.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 2.5 assists during the 2000-2001 season…was the only player to rank in the top ten in scoring, rebounding and three-point field goals made in Conference USA play in 2000-2001.

#36 Etan Thomas (F/C, 6-9, 256)
Syracuse ‘00/Wizards

Played with Washington in 2001-2002…averaged 10.8 points and 10.0 rebounds during the final week of the 2001-2002 regular season…scored a career-high 14 points and had a career-high 15 rebounds vs. Philadelphia (4/10)…scored 12 points and had 11 rebounds at Philadelphia (4/12)…scored 13 points and had seven rebounds vs. Denver (3/26)…scored nine points and had eight rebounds at Chicago (3/1)…scored nine points and had 10 rebounds at Atlanta (2/1)…originally drafted with 12th overall selection of the 2000 NBA Draft by Dallas…acquired by Washington along with Hubert Davis, Christian Laettner, Courtney Alexander and Loy Vaught from Dallas in exchange for Juwan Howard, Calvin Booth and Obinna Ekezie (2/22/01)…missed the entire 2000-2001 NBA season with a toe injury…named First Team All-Big East Conference as a senior during the 1999-2000 season…twice named Big East Defensive Player of the Year…established the Syracuse University record for blocked shots and field goal percentage…finished seventh on the NCAA all-time blocked shot list with 424.