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
3 Justin Cobbs G 6-3 190 3/16/91 California/USA R
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
9 Gerald Henderson G 6-5 215 12/9/87 Duke/USA 5
25 Al Jefferson C 6-10 289 1/4/85 Prentiss HS (MS)/USA 10
14 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F 6-7 232 9/26/93 Kentucky/USA 2
21 Dallas Lauderdale F 6-8 255 9/11/88 Ohio State/USA R
12 Gary Neal G 6-4 210 10/3/84 Townson/USA 4
5 Jannero Pargo G 6-1 185 10/22/79 Arkansas/USA 10
41 Brian Qvale C 6-11 255 11/3/88 Montana/USA R
22 Brian Roberts G 6-1 173 12/3/85 Dayton/USA 2
1 Lance Stephenson G 6-5 230 9/5/90 Cincinnati/USA 4
44 Jeffery Taylor F 6-7 225 5/23/89 Vanderbilt/Sweden 2
11 Noah Vonleh F 6-10 240 8/24/95 Indiana/USA R
15 Kemba Walker G 6-1 184 5/8/90 Connecticut/USA 3
2 Marvin Williams F 6-9 237 6/19/86 North Carolina/USA 9
40 Cody Zeller F 7-0 240 10/5/92 Indiana/USA 1

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)