The Canton Charge, powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, today announced full list of players that will compete together when the team opens training camp this Tuesday. The full training camp squad consists of three rookies selected in the 2017 NBA G League Draft, a pair of Two-Way Cleveland Cavaliers players, two returning Charge players, three affiliate players, two players acquired in trades and four players added via the team’s local open tryout.
Thirteen-year NBA veteran F/C Kendrick Perkins, G Isaac Hamilton and F JaCorey Williams all join the Charge as affiliate players after being in training camp with the Cavaliers. Perkins was a 2008 NBA Champion with the Boston Celtics who also has played for the Cavaliers previously as well as the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder. Hamilton as a three-year player at UCLA who started all 104 games he played and averaged 13.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists. Williams was the Conference USA Player of the Year after averaging 17.3 points on .533 shooting and 7.3 boards in 36 games last season.
In today’s NBA G League Draft, Canton traded their own picks #19 and #46 overall to the Memphis Hustle for picks #17 and #69 overall. The Charge took F Maksym Pustozvonov from Ukraine with that first round selection, followed by G Jalen Jones in that third round spot and G Gokul Natesan with their own original fourth round pick at #97 overall.
G/F John Holland returns to the Charge as the first of two Cleveland Cavaliers Two-Way Contract players. Holland was the NBA G League Impact Player of the Year last season, averaging 22.9 points on .481 shooting with 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in a league-high 38.9 minutes per game. G London Perrantes fills the other Two-Way Contract, coming off a four-year career at the University of Virginia and an NBA Summer League stint in Las Vegas where he averaged 10.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.3 steals in 28.4 minutes per game for the Miami Heat.
PF Gerald Beverly returns to the Charge after a successful rookie season in Canton and NBA Summer League stint with the Cavs in Vegas. PG Mike Williams is also coming back to Canton for his second season. Local college products G Kevin Johnson (Cincinnati) and F Jon Harris (Cleveland State) are two of the four players coming to camp from Canton’s local tryouts. G Arthur Edwards and G Marcus Thornton join the team after being acquired in a trade from the Maine Red Claws earlier this preseason.
Training camp begins at the team’s official practice facility, Edgewood Community Center, on Tuesday, October 24th. Canton will have a preseason three-way scrimmage with Fort Wayne and Grand Rapids in Auburn Hills, MI on Saturday, October 28th.
Below is the complete Charge training camp roster:
|PF||Gerald Beverly||6-8||235||8/11/1993||Daemen College||Returning Player|
|G||Isaac Hamilton||6-4||194||5/14/1994||UCLA||Affiliate Player|
|F||Jon Harris||6-8||230||4/22/1992||Cleveland State||Local Tryout|
|G/F||John Holland||6-5||205||11/6/1988||Boston University||Cavaliers Two-Way|
|G||Kevin Johnson||6-3||185||6/11/1995||Cincinnati||Local Tryout|
|G||Jalen Jones||6-2||209||8/3/1995||Texas-Arlington||Draft (Trade)|
|F/C||Kendrick Perkins||6-10||270||11/10/1984||Ozen High School||Affiliate Player|
|G||London Perrantes||6-2||190||10/3/1994||Virginia||Cavaliers Two-way|
|F||Maksym Pustozvonov||6-7||215||4/16/1987||Ukraine||Draft (Trade)|
|G||Akeem Springs||6-4||220||3/10/1994||Minnesota||Local Tryout|
|F||Tyrell Tate||6-5||217||2/12/1992||Fayetteville State||Local Tryout|
|G||Marcus Thornton||6-4||190||2/9/1993||William & Mary||Trade|
|PF||JaCorey Williams||6-8||220||6/12/1994||Middle Tennessee St.||Affiliate Player|
|G||Mike Williams||6-2||185||10/27/1991||Cal State Fullerton||Returning Player|
Head Coach – Nate Reinking (Kent State)
Assistant Coach – Sam Jones (Northwood)
Assistant Coach – Melvin Ely (Fresno State)
Assistant Coach/Basketball Operations Liaison – Tyler Neal (Bluffton)
Coaching Seasonal Assistant – Austin Peterson (Baldwin-Wallace)
Head Athletic Trainer – Josh Wiemels (Texas A&M Commerce)
Assistant Athletic Trainer/Strength & Conditioning Coach – Mickey Lee (Seton Hall)
For 2017-18 Charge Nation Memberships, group outings, game day promotions and up-to-date information, head to CantonCharge.com or call 866-444-1944. The Canton Charge are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and are also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League, both of which play their games at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.