Raptors Announce Roster & Schedule For Summer League Action
July 7, 2008 - The Toronto Raptors announced Monday an 11-player roster that will participate in the 2008 NBA Summer League presented by EA Sports. The Raptors will play five games at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, July 12-19.
Highlighting this year’s squad is the reunion of Oklahoma State teammates Joey Graham and John Lucas III. The All-American duo helped lead the Cowboys to the Final Four in 2004 and tied a school record with 31 wins.
Graham, who will be making his second appearance at summer league for Toronto, was drafted 16th overall by the Raptors in the 2005 NBA Draft. During three seasons in Toronto, Graham is averaging 6.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 16.4 minutes. Lucas has played professionally with the Houston Rockets and Benetton Treviso (Italy).
Also included on the roster are Hassan Adams, Deji Akindele, Rod Benson and Coleman Collins. All four players, along with Lucas, participated in the team’s June free agent camp at Air Canada Centre. Joel Bosh, the younger brother of Chris Bosh, will make his professional debut following a four-year playing career at Alabama State.
The Raptors will open Summer League action against Sacramento on July 12 (3 p.m. ET). The team is also scheduled to face Denver (July 14), Philadelphia (July 17), L.A Lakers (July 18) and Golden State (July 19).
Toronto is returning to summer league action for the first time since 2006 and the second time in Las Vegas.
Saturday, July 12 vs. Sacramento 4 p.m. (ET)
Monday, July 14 vs. Denver 6 p.m. (ET)
Thursday, July 17 vs. Philadelphia 8 p.m. (ET)
Friday, July 18 vs. L.A. Lakers 8:30 p.m. (ET)
Saturday, July 19 vs. Golden State 6 p.m. (ET)
|Deji Akindele||C||6-10||240||04/03/83||Chicago State|
|Joel Bosh||F||6-7||185||03/11/86||Alabama State|
|Coleman Collins||F||6-9||236||06/22/86||Virginia Tech|
|C.J. Giles||C||6-11||240||09/25/85||Oregon State|
|Joey Graham||F||6-7||225||6/11/82||Oklahoma State|
|John Lucas||G||5-11||165||11/21/82||Oklahoma State|