Hornets Announce Summer League Minicamp Roster

Hornets To Hold Minicamp June 30-July 2 at Novant Health Training Center

June 30, 2023 – The Charlotte Hornets announced today the team’s Summer League minicamp roster presented by Novant Health. The Hornets will participate in the California Classic in Sacramento from July 3-5 and participate in the NBA2K24 Summer League in Las Vegas from July 7-18. Hornets assistant coach Marlon Garnett will serve as head coach of the Hornets Summer League team, with a roster highlighted by Brandon Miller, the second overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.  The Hornets Summer League roster is subject to change at any time throughout the team’s minicamp, the California Classic and NBA2K24 Summer League.

Nick Smith Jr., the 27th overall pick in the draft, and both of Charlotte’s second-round selections – James Nnaji and Amari Bailey – will also suit up for Summer League. They will be joined by Hornets roster players James Bouknight, Kai Jones and Bryce McGowens. The team’s full roster is listed below.

Prior to departing for Summer League, the Hornets will hold a three-day minicamp at the Novant Health Training Center inside Spectrum Center. The minicamp schedule is below, and information regarding media availabilities will be communicated the day before each practice. Media attending practices should enter through the Rick Bonnell Employee and Media entrance located at Fifth and Brevard St. and proceed to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Home Court area. A member of the communications staff will escort media into the practice facility.

Charlotte begins its summer action in Sacramento by taking on San Antonio on July 3 (8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) before finishing off the California Classic with a meeting against Golden State on July 5 (6:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

The Hornets open play in Las Vegas on July 7 against San Antonio (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN) in a matchup of the top two picks in this year’s draft. Charlotte squares off against the L.A. Lakers on July 9 (4:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2) before facing Portland, which owned the No. 3 pick in the draft, on July 11 (8:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV). The Hornets finish off the group stage with a matchup versus New Orleans on July 13 (7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV).

All 76 games of the 11-day competition will air live on television on ESPN networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNews) or NBA TV.  Every game will also be available to stream on the ESPN App or NBA App.

Hornets Summer League Minicamp Roster

(As of June 30, 2023 – Subject to Change)

No             Player                           Pos.    Ht.     Wt.    Birthdate     Prior to NBA/Home Country                Yrs Pro

16             Angelo Allegri                    F       6-7     215    04/28/99      Eastern Washington/USA                           R

17             Amari Bailey                     G      6-5     185    02/17/04      UCLA/USA                                              R

19             Leaky Black                      F       6-9     205    06/14/99      North Carolina/USA                                   R

2               James Bouknight               G      6-4     185    09/18/00      Connecticut/USA                                      2

41             Anthony Duruji                  F       6-7     209    7/22/98        Florida/USA                                             1

23             Kai Jones                       F/C     6-11   230    01/19/01      Texas/Bahamas                                        2

7               Bryce McGowens             G/F     6-6     185    11/08/02      Nebraska/USA                                         1

31             Nathan Mensah                 C      6-10   230    04/09/98      San Diego State/Ghana                             R

24             Brandon Miller                   F       6-9     200    11/22/02      Alabama/USA                                          R

46             James Nnaji                     C      6-11   250    08/14/04      FC Barcelona/Nigeria                                R

26             Justin Robinson                G      6-1     195    10/12/97      Virginia Tech/USA                                     4

18             Tre Scott                          F       6-8     225    11/25/96      Cincinnati/USA                                         3

14             Kobi Simmons                  G      6-5     180    07/04/97      Arizona/USA                                            3

33             Jaylen Sims                      G      6-6     195    12/11/98      UNC Wilmington/USA                                1

00             Nick Smith Jr.                   G      6-5     185    04/18/04      Arkansas/USA                                         R

22             Xavier Sneed                    F       6-5     215    12/21/97      Kansas State/USA                                    2

Summer League Head Coach: Marlon Garnett

Assistant Coaches: Rex Walters, Nick Friedman, Norm Richardson, Jackson Simmons, Brian O’Connor, Andrew Gardiner, Jordan Surenkamp, Donyell Marshall, Ben Resner, Collin Terry, Driss Akil

Minicamp Schedule

Day                             Date                Time                           Media Availability

Friday                          June 30           11 a.m. – 1 p.m.          12:30 p.m.

Saturday                     July 1             11 a.m. – 1 p.m.          12:30 p.m.

Sunday                        July 2              11 a.m. – 1 p.m.          12:30 p.m.

*Please note: The Hornets Communications Department will confirm media availability timing the day before each session.

Hornets Full Summer League Schedule (Sacramento and Las Vegas)

Monday, July 3

Golden 1 Center

8 p.m. – Charlotte vs. San Antonio Spurs (ESPN)

Wednesday, July 5

Golden 1 Center

6 p.m. – Charlotte vs. Golden State Warriors (ESPN2)

Friday, July 7

Thomas & Mack Center

9 p.m. – Charlotte vs. San Antonio Spurs (ESPN)

Sunday, July 9

Thomas & Mack Center

4 p.m. – Charlotte vs. L.A. Lakers (ESPN2)

Tuesday, July 11

Thomas & Mack Center

8:30 p.m. – Charlotte vs. Portland (NBA TV)

Thursday, July 13

Cox Pavilion

7:30 p.m. – Charlotte vs. New Orleans (NBA TV)

*All times listed are Eastern