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Memphis Hustle select rights to 11 players in 2017 NBA G League Expansion Draft

The Memphis Hustle, the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, selected the rights to 11 players today in the 2017 NBA G League Expansion Draft.

All returning NBA G League teams were able to protect the rights for up to nine players from their roster. The Hustle, along with the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario (L.A. Clippers), Erie BayHawks (Atlanta) and Wisconsin Herd (Milwaukee), was then able to select from the remaining pool of unprotected players on NBA G League rosters, with each existing team losing no more than two returning players. The Hustle will hold the returning player rights to selected players for two seasons. Should any of the 11 players selected by the Hustle decide to sign a contract with the NBA G League this year, the team will have first priority to claim the player for the team’s training camp roster. The 2017 NBA G League Draft will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The complete summary of players selected by the Hustle is listed below.

Rd.NamePosHt./Wt.DOBCollege/CountryPrior NBAGL Team
1Marquis TeagueG6-2/18002/28/93Kentucky/USAFort Wayne Mad Ants
2Okaro WhiteF6-8/21508/13/92Florida State/USASioux Falls Skyforce
3D.J. StephensG/F6-5/18812/19/90Memphis/USAIowa Wolves
4Omari JohnsonF6-9/22011/26/89Oregon State/JamaicaFort Wayne Mad Ants
5Jamaal FranklinG6-5/19107/21/91San Diego State/USALong Island Nets
6Adonis ThomasF6-7/24003/25/93Memphis/USAGrand Rapids Drive
7Manny HarrisG6-5/18509/21/89Michigan/USATexas Legends
8Mark TyndaleG6-5/21001/04/86Temple/USAReno Bighorns
9Jordon CrawfordG5-6/15007/17/90Bowling Green/USACanton Charge
10Jimmer FredetteG6-2/19502/25/89Brigham Young/USAWestchester Knicks
11Terrence DrisdomG6-5/17507/30/92Cal Poly Pomona/USASanta Cruz Warriors

Fans who want to support the Memphis Hustle by purchasing 2017/18 Season Tickets can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP and pressing 6. Season Ticket Packages start at just $8 per game and include multiple Season Ticket Member benefits including discounts on gear and merchandise, playoff ticket priority for both the Memphis Hustle and Memphis Grizzlies, invitations to select Grizzlies games during the 2017/18 season and more. Single Game Tickets will be available for purchase starting this fall at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com, the Landers Center Box Office, online at memphishustle.com or by calling (901) 888-HOOP.

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