Hornets Add 3 to Training Camp Roster
September 22, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Justin Cobbs, forward Dallas Lauderdale and center Brian Qvale to its training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. The training camp roster now stands at 17.
A 6-3 guard, Cobbs was not selected in the 2014 NBA Draft. As a senior at California last season, he averaged 15.6 points, 5.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds. Over his three-year career at California, he appeared in 102 games averaging 14.4 points, 5.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 34.1 minutes. Prior to joining the Golden Bears, Cobbs played one season at the University of Minnesota.
A 6-8 forward, Lauderdale was not selected in the 2011 NBA Draft. He averaged 7.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.1 blocks last season with the Idaho Stampede in the NBA D-League. Lauderdale, who also played one season professionally in Poland, spent four seasons at Ohio State, averaging 4.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 138 games.
A 6-11 center, Qvale was not selected in the 2011 NBA Draft and has spent the last three years playing internationally in Turkey, Belgium and Germany. He was named 2010-11 Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Big Sky Conference after averaging 14.9 points on .626 shooting (189-302) and 8.8 rebounds as a senior at Montana. The school’s all-time leader in blocks, Qvale appeared in 117 career games for the Grizzlies, averaging 9.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 23.2 minutes.
The team’s training camp roster is as follows:
2014 CHARLOTTE HORNETS TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
|No.||Player||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Born||Prior to NBA/Home Country||Yrs|
|8||Bismack Biyombo||F/C||6-9||245||8/28/92||Fuenlabrada (Spain)/Dem. Rep. of Congo||3|
|19||P.J. Hairston||G||6-6||230||12/24/92||Texas Legends (D-League)/USA||R|
|25||Al Jefferson||C||6-10||289||1/4/85||Prentiss HS (MS)/USA||10|
|21||Dallas Lauderdale||F||6-8||255||9/11/88||Ohio State/USA||R|
|2||Marvin Williams||F||6-9||237||6/19/86||North Carolina/USA||9|
HEAD COACH: Steve Clifford (Maine-Farmington)
ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH: Patrick Ewing (Georgetown)
ASSISTANT COACHES: Stephen Silas (Brown), Mark Price (Georgia Tech), Bob Weiss (Penn State), Pat Delany (Saint Anselm), Steve Hetzel (Michigan State)