For Immediate Release

First round draft selections Al-Farouq Aminu and Eric Bledsoe as well as 2010 second round selection Willie Warren will join third year player DeAndre Jordan to form the nucleus of the Los Angeles Clippers’ entry in the 2010 NBA Summer League, who open summer league play against the Washington Wizards entry on July 12th in Las Vegas.

Also joining the Clippers’ entry in Las Vegas is Greek forward Sofoklis Schortsanitis, the Clippers second round selection (34th overall) in the 2003 NBA Draft. Schortsanitis averaged 9.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in 31 Greek League games in 2009-10 for Olympiacos. Blake Griffin, the first overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft, is expected to practice and be with the team on the bench during summer league games, however he will not play in any games.

The league will be comprised of 22 NBA teams as well as a team of NBA Development League Select players competing from July 9-18 at two venues in Las Vegas; the Cox Pavilion and the Thomas and Mack Center, both on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

The team will hold a three day mini-camp at the Los Angeles Clippers Training Center in Playa Vista on July 9th, 10th and 11th prior to leaving for Las Vegas. The Clippers roster and schedule for the 2010 NBA Summer League are listed below:


No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate From NBA Exp.
3 Al-Farouq Aminu F 6'9" 215 9/21/1990 Wake Forest 0
30 Ryan Ayers F 6'7" 210 7/16/1986 Notre Dame 0
23 Rod Benson F/C 6'10" 235 10/10/1984 California 0
17 Marqus Blakely F 6'5" 225 10/22/1988 Vermont 0
12 Eric Bledsoe G 6'1" 190 12/09/1989 Kentucky 0
21 Nik Caner-Medley F 6'9" 240 10/20/1983 Maryland 0
32 Blake Griffin F 6'10" 251 3/16/1989 Oklahoma 0
24 Trey Johnson G 6'5" 218 8/30/1984 Jackson State 1
9 DeAndre Jordan C 6'11" 250 7/21/1988 Texas A&M 2
11 Jeremy Richardson F/G 6'6" 185 2/11/1984 Delta State 2
15 Sofoklis Schortsanitis F 6'9" 345 6/22/1985 Olympiacos (Greece) 0
13 Willie Warren G 6'4" 203 10/22/1989 Oklahoma 0
7 DaShaun Wood G 6'11" 180 9/29/1985 Wright State 0
Roster is subject to change


July 12 vs. Washington* 7:00 PM Cox Pavilion
July 14 vs. Chicago* 5:00 PM Cox Pavilion
July 15 vs. Portland* 7:00 PM Cox Pavilion
July 17 vs. San Antonio* 5:00 PM Cox Pavilion
July 18 vs. D-League 5:30 PM Thomas and Mack Center

*Indicates game televised live on NBA TV


Al-Farouq Aminu
Drafted by the Clippers with the 8th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft…Left Wake Forest after a sophomore season that saw him average 15.8 ppg, 10.7 rpg in 31 games…Honorable Mention AP All-American and Second Team All-ACC as a sophomore…Became first Demon Deacon to lead ACC in rebounding since Tim Duncan in 1997…One of five players in major conference college basketball to average a double-double. Click for expanded bio »

Ryan Ayers
Not drafted by an NBA franchise… Averaged 9.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.0 apg and shot 48.7 percent from the field in 50 games in 2009-10 for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League…Played collegiately at Notre Dame, averaging 11.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.4 apg as a senior in 2008-09…As a senior, won Notre Dame Best Defensive Player Award...Member of Big East Academic All-Star Team…Father Randy Ayers was the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers and at Ohio State. Click for expanded bio »

Rod Benson
Not drafted by an NBA franchise…Has played in the Vegas Summer League four times for Sacramento, Memphis, Toronto and Houston…Led the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League to the West Division Championship, averaged 14.1 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 1.7 apg and 1.9 bpg in 49 games…Has played four seasons in NBA Development League for Reno, Dakota Wizards and Austin Toros…Won D-League Championship with Dakota in 2006-07…Played for French League Champion Sluc Nancy Basket Pro in 2008…Played four seasons at University of California, limited by injuries in senior season of 2005-06. Click for expanded bio »

Marqus Blakely
Not drafted by an NBA franchise…Played four seasons at University of Vermont, averaged 14.5 ppg in 129 career games…As a senior in 2009-10, named America East Defensive Player of the Year and America East Player of the Year…Won the State Farm College Slam Dunk Championship…Averaged 17.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg and 3.7 apg as senior…Finished his career fifth all-time at Vermont in scoring, second in rebounding, third in blocks and 10th in assists…Selected as America East Player of the Year and Defensive Player of Year as a sophomore. Click for expanded bio »

Eric Bledsoe
Drafted by Oklahoma City Thunder with the 18th pick of the 2010 NBA Draft and acquired by the Clippers in a draft day trade in exchange for a future protected first round draft pick…Averaged 11.3 ppg, 2.9 apg, 3.1 rpg in 37 games in freshman season at University of Kentucky…Named to the Sporting News SEC All-Freshman Team and a College Freshman All-American…Averaged 20.3 ppg, 9.4 rpg and 11.5 apg as a senior at Parker High School in Birmingham, Ala. Click for expanded bio »

Nik Caner-Medley
Not drafted by an NBA franchise…Played for the Clippers Vegas Summer League team in 2009 and has appeared in Vegas three other times for Detroit, Sacramento and the Lakers…Averaged 12.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.3 spg in 35 games for MMT Estudiantes Madrid in Spain during the 2009-10 season…Has played in Spain since 2007 for Gran Canaria Grupo Dunas and Cajasol Sevilla…Averaged 22.0 ppg, 11.5 rpg in six games for Sioux Falls of NBA Development League in 2007-08…Standout at University of Maryland from 2002-2006…As a senior, averaged 15.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg and named to All-ACC Third Team in 2005-06.

Trey Johnson
Not drafted by an NBA franchise…Appeared in four games for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008-09, averaged 1.0 ppg in 3.5 mpg…In 2009-10 averaged 21.3 ppg, 7.1 apg and 3.4 rpg in 13 games with Bakersfield of NBA Development League…Also played in 17 French League games for BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral and averaged 8.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg in 2009-10….Played for the Bakersfield Jam in 2008-09 and 2007-08 while also having stints in Italy and Serbia…Averaged 27.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.6 apg as a senior at Jackson State University in 2006-07…Was selected by the Kansas City Royals as a pitcher in the 30th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft. Click for expanded bio »

DeAndre Jordan
Drafted by the Clippers with the 35th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft…Averaged 4.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 0.3 apg in 70 games in 2009-10 for Clippers…Led team in rebounding 10 times…As a rookie, averaged 4.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 0.2 apg in 53 games, making 13 starts…Became one of only three active players to have a 20-rebound game in one of his first four career starts, joining Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan and Aaron Gray…In only college season at Texas A&M, earned Big 12 All-Rookie Team honors and averaged 7.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.3 bpg. Click for expanded bio »

Jeremy Richardson
Not drafted by an NBA franchise…In 2009-10 averaged 12.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg in 26 Greek League games for Aris Thessaloniki…Has played for three NBA teams, most recently averaged 3.1 ppg, 1.2 rpg in 12 games for Orlando in 2008-09…Also played for San Antonio (07-08) and Atlanta (2006-07)…Finished two-year career at Delta State University as 14th all-time leading scorer…Averaged 17.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg as a senior in 2005-06…Started professional career in 2000-01 with Iraklis Thessaloniki of Greece and has also played for Oregon Scientific Cantu of Italy (2003-04). Click for expanded bio »

Sofoklis Schortsanitis
Drafted by the Clippers with the 34th overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft…Played with Olympiakos of Greece since 2005-06…Averaged 9.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg in 31 Greek League games in 2009-10…Played in the Greek League All-Star Game in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010…Helped lead Olympiakos to the 2010 Greek Cup…Played for Greece in the 2009 Olympic Games in Bejing. Click for expanded bio »

Willie Warren
Drafted by the Clippers with the 54th overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft…Honorable Mention All-Big 12 selection as a sophomore in 2009-10…Averaged 16.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.1 apg in 21 games….Teammate of Clipper forward Blake Griffin at Oklahoma in 2008-09…Named 2008-09 Big 12 Freshman of the Year, averaged 14.6 ppg, 3.1 apg in 36 games…Named First Team Freshman All-American…Attended North Crowley High School in Fort Worth, Tx. Click for expanded bio »

DaShaun Wood
Not drafted by an NBA franchise…Did not play in 2009-10 while recovering from injury…Averaged 7.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.4 spg in 17 Italian League games in 2008-09 for Bennetton Treviso…Averaged 16.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg in 38 games with Tisettanta Cantu of Italy in 2007-08…Completed one of the greatest careers in Wright State University history in 2006-07…Named the Horizon League Player of Year as a senior in 2006-07…Averaged 19.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.0 apg in 33 games as senior. Click for expanded bio »

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