The Canton Charge, powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, today announced the full list of players who will begin the team’s seventh season in Canton. The roster includes three Affiliate Players from the Cavs, a pair of Two-Way Players, two Returning Players, two acquired in trades, one selections from the NBA G League Draft and two via the team’s local open tryout.
Thirteen-year NBA veteran F/C Kendrick Perkins, G Isaac Hamilton and F JaCorey Williams all come to the Charge as affiliate players after being in training camp with the Cavaliers. Perkins was a member of the 2008 NBA Champion Boston Celtics who also has played for the Cavaliers previously as well as the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder. Hamilton played three years at UCLA, starting in all 104 games he played and averaging 13.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists. Williams was named the Conference USA 2017 Player of the Year after averaging 17.3 points on .533 shooting and 7.3 boards in 36 games last season.
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 Las Vegas Summer League stint 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 is back in Canton after a successful rookie season in Canton and NBA Summer League stint with the Cavs in Vegas. PG Mike Williams also comes back to Canton for his second season. The Charge took F Maksym Pustozvonov from Ukraine with their first round selection in the 2017 NBA G League Draft, while G Akeem Springs (Minnesota) and F Tyrell Tate (Fayetteville State) made the roster 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 in the preseason.
Below is the complete Charge opening day roster:
|PF||Gerald Beverly||6-8||235||11/18/1993||Daemen College||Returning Player|
|G||Isaac Hamilton||6-4||194||5/14/1994||UCLA||Affiliate Player|
|G/F||John Holland||6-5||205||11/6/1988||Boston University||Cavaliers Two-Way|
|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)
The Charge will have their Home Opener presented by The Canton Repository at the Memorial Civic Center on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m. against the Memphis Hustle (Memphis Grizzlies). For 2017-18 Charge Nation Memberships, offseason events, game day promotions and up-to-date information, head to CantonCharge.com or call 866-444-1944.
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 and Quicken Loans Founder and 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.
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