DELAWARE 87ERS ANNOUNCE 2017-18 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
Former NBA Rookie of the Year, No. 2 overall selection Emeka Okafor among 14 participating in Training Camp
WILMINGTON, DE – OCTOBER 22, 2017 – The Delaware 87ers today announced its Training Camp Roster for the 2017-18 season. The roster is comprised of four Philadelphia 76ers affiliates, three returners, three open tryout participants and four draft selections.
A 10-year NBA veteran, Okafor averaged a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds in 32 minutes per game. While playing collegiately at Connecticut, he led the Huskies to the 2004 NCAA championship and was awarded the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player award. Okafor joins returning 87ers players Webb III, Lopez and Edwards from last season, in addition to Salisbery, who played for the Sevens in the inaugural 2013-14 campaign.
The full roster is as follows:
|Ty Abbott||G||6-3||209||8/19/88||Arizona State/U.S.||Draft|
|Andrew Andrews||G||6-2||200||5/25/93||Washington/U.S.||76ers Affiliate|
|James Blackmon||G||6-4||200||4/22/95||Indiana/U.S.||76ers Affiliate|
|Damonte Dodd||F||6-11||250||5/10/94||Maryland/U.S.||Open Tryout|
|Shane Edwards||F||6-7||220||5/31/87||Little Rock/U.S.||Returning|
|Tyler Haws||G||6-5||195||4/11/91||Brigham Young/U.S.||Open Tryout|
|Darin Johnson||G||6-5||191||1/21/95||Cal State Northridge/U.S.||Draft|
|Carlos Lopez||F||6-10||230||6/23/90||UNLV/Puerto Rico||Returning|
|Marc Loving||F||6-8||220||9/16/94||Ohio State/U.S.||76ers Affiliate|
|Emeka Okafor||F/C||6-10||255||9/28/82||Connecticut/U.S.||76ers Affiliate|
|Dustin Salisbery||G/F||6-5||205||10/19/84||Temple/U.S.||Open Tryout|
|James Webb III||F||6-10||202||8/19/93||Boise State/U.S.||Returning|
The Sevens will hold Media Day on Monday, Oct. 23 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Delaware Children’s Museum. Sevens Training Camp then begins on Tuesday, Oct. 24 and runs through Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del.
ABOUT THE DELAWARE 87ERS:
The Delaware 87ers of the NBA G League were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBA G League affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.
ABOUT THE NBA G LEAGUE:
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 26 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2017-18 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time-high 44 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2016-17 season boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs. NBA G League games are available on ESPN’s family of networks and NBA TV.