The Canton Charge, powered by the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, have finalized their training camp roster for the start of the 2016-17 season, the team announced today. The group consists of 15 players with various collegiate and professional backgrounds acquired through the 2016 NBA Development League Draft, returning players, trades, open tryouts and the affiliate player rule.
Canton will have seven returning players in training camp, highlighted by last season’s NBA D-League Rookie of the Year Quinn Cook. Chris Crawford, Mike Dunigan, Jon Horford, and Kevin Olekaibe all return to Canton from last season. The Charge also held returning player rights for Justin Johnson and Mike Williams to come to camp.
Jonathan Holmes and Eric Moreland spent time in NBA training camp with the Cavaliers and come to Canton via the affiliate rule. Holmes appeared in six preseason games with Cleveland and averaged 9.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 17.4 minutes per game.
All five players selected in the Charge’s 2016 draft class will be coming to camp, highlighted by 19th overall selection, Roosevelt Jones. Local Kent State product Chris Evans is the lone invite from open tryouts.
Charge Head Coach Nate Reinking has also finalized his staff for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Melvin Ely and Sam Jones come to Canton as Assistant Coaches under Reinking, while Tyler Neal has been added as a Seasonal Coaching Assistant. Josh Wiemels joins the staff as the team’s Head Athletic Trainer, while Tyler Lesher will serve as the Assistant Athletic Trainer/Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Below is the complete Charge training camp roster:
|G||Chip Armelin||6-4||207||12/21/1990||Southern Mississippi||Draft – Round 5, Pick 103|
|G||Quinn Cook||6-2||179||3/23/1993||Duke||Returning Player|
|G||Chris Crawford||6-4||220||9/30/1992||Memphis||Returning Player|
|G||Trey Davis||6-0||185||5/26/1993||Massachusetts||Draft – Round 6, Pick 129|
|F/C||Mike Dunigan||6-10||245||7/2/1989||Oregon||Returning Player|
|F||Chris Evans||6-8||220||1/29/1991||Kent State||Open Tryout|
|F||Jonathan Holmes||6-9||242||12/9/1992||Texas||Affiliate Player|
|C||Jon Horford||6-10||245||10/16/1991||Florida||Returning Player|
|G||Justin Johnson||6-2||175||11/4/1988||Concordia||Returning Player|
|G/F||Roosevelt Jones||6-4||225||1/25/1993||Butler||Draft – Round 1, Pick 19|
|G||Stedmon Lemon||6-6||200||1/1/1992||Johnson C. Smith||Draft – Round 4, Pick 85|
|C||Eric Moreland||6-10||218||12/24/1991||Oregon State||Affiliate Player|
|G||Anthony Odunsi||6-4||205||7/7/1992||Houston Baptist||Draft – Round 5, Pick 107|
|G||Kevin Olekaibe||6-2||180||1/28/1992||UNLV||Returning Player|
|G||Mike Williams||6-1||190||10/27/1991||Cal State Fullerton||Returning Player|
Head Coach – Nate Reinking (Kent State)
Assistant Coach – Melvin Ely (Fresno State)
Assistant Coach – Sam Jones (Northwood)
Coaching Seasonal Assistant – Tyler Neal (Akron)
Head Athletic Trainer – Josh Wiemels (Texas A&M Commerce)
Assistant Athletic Trainer/Strength & Conditioning Coach – Tyler Lesher (New Mexico State)
The 2016-17 Canton Charge Home Opener is set for Saturday, November 12th against the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) at 7:00 p.m.! Get locked in as a member of Charge Nation for the 2016-17 season to reserve the best seats to catch all the excitement and gives you a host of benefits that start immediately! For Charge Nation Memberships, game day promotions and up-to-date information, head to www.CantonCharge.com or call 866-444-1944.
The Canton Charge are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Majority Owner 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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