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Grizzlies announce Summer League information

MEMPHIS, July 3, 2008 — The Grizzlies announced that 2008 draft selections O.J. Mayo and Darrell Arthur will join Grizzlies veterans Mike Conley and Javaris Crittenton on team’s roster for the 2008 NBA Summer League presented by EA SPORTS in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 11-16. Grizzlies Assistant Coaches Andy Greer and David Joerger will share head coaching duties during summer league play.

Mayo, the third overall pick, will be the highest draft pick from this year’s draft to participate in the 21-team NBA Summer League.

Prior to leaving for Las Vegas, the Grizzlies will conduct two-a-day practice sessions at Methodist Healthcare Practice Court at FedExForum on Tuesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 9. Media availability times will be released on Monday.

Memphis’ five-game summer league schedule tips off on Friday, July 11 vs. the New Orleans Hornets. The remainder of the schedule includes the Milwaukee Bucks (July 12), Los Angeles Lakers (July 13), San Antonio Spurs (July 14) and Los Angeles Clippers (July 16). All games will be played at either the COX Pavilion or Thomas & Mack Center. Grizzlies.com will post extensive coverage of the team in Las Vegas, including video footage and recaps from every game.

All games will be televised on a live webcast on NBA.com and the Grizzlies-Lakers contest on July 13 will be televised on NBA TV.

Review the Grizzlies' Summer League Media Guide (pdf).

The complete summer league schedule and 12-man roster are listed below.

2008 NBA Summer League presented by EA Sports

(Cox Pavilion & Thomas/Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV)

Date Opponent Time Site
July 11 New Orleans 5 p.m. COX Pavillion
July 12 Milwaukee 9 p.m. COX Pavillion
July 13 Lakers* 7 p.m. COX Pavillion
July 14 Spurs 9:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center
July 16 Clippers 9 p.m. Cox Pavillion

All times central.
* Televised on NBA TV.

Player Roster

No. Player POS HT WT DOB School/Country 07-08 Team
15 Alan Anderson G/F 6-6 220 10/16/82 Michigan State Vitrus Bologna (Italy)
00 Darrell Arthur F 6-9 225 3/25/88 Kansas Kansas (NCAA)
5 Malick Badiane C/F 6-10 240 1/1/84 Senegal Saint Vallier (France)
6 Steve Burtt, Jr. G 6-1 190 3/7/84 Iona Ashkelon (Israel)
34 Brian Butch C 6-11 240 12/22/84 Wisconsin Wisconsin
11 Mike Conley G 6-1 180 10/11/87 Ohio State Memphis Grizzlies
3 Javaris Crittenton G 6-5 200 12/31/87 Georgia Tech Memphis
7 Marcus Dove G/F 6-9 212 6/17/85 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State
25 Ebi Ere G 6-5 215 8/3/81 Oklahoma Brisbane (Australia)
32 O.J. Mayo G 6-5 200 11/5/87 USC USC (NCAA)
23 Brent Petway F 6-8 205 5/12/85 Michigan Idaho Stamped (NBDL)
55 David Simon F/C 6-10 260 8/9/82 IPFW Dijon (France)
1 P.J. Tucker F 6-5 225 5/5/85 Texas Hapoel Holon (Israel)

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Marc Iavaroni (Virginia)

Assistant Coaches: Johnny Davis (Dayton), Kevin O'Neill (McGill (Montreal)), Gordon Chiesa (St. Thomas Aquinas), Andy Greer (SUNY Brockport), David Joerger (Moorhead State), Ron DuBois (Arizona State).

Head Athletic Trainer: Drew Graham (Ohio State)

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Mike Curtis (Virginia)

Assistant Athletic Trainer: Jason Biles (North Florida)

Note:Andy Greer and David Joerger will share head coaching duties at the NBA Summer League.