Charge Acquire Two in Trade

Official Release | October 22, 2021

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Charge have acquired the player rights to F Josh Huestis and G William McDowell-White from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for the rights to G Antonio Blakeney.  This trade is not subject to a physical.

Huestis (6-7, 230, Stanford) has played in 76 career NBA games with the Oklahoma City Thunder and was their 29th overall pick in the 2014 draft.  He spent time with Bayern Munich in Germany and the Euroleague before joining the Vipers for three games last season.  In 131 career NBA G League games with the Vipers, OKC Blue and Austin Spurs, he holds career averages of 11.3 points with 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 31.4 minutes per game.

McDowell-White (6-5, 185, Fresno State) is currently a member of the New Zealand Breakers of the NBL after spending the last two seasons and playing 30 career NBA G League games with the Vipers.

Blakeney played in all 15 games with the Charge last season in Orlando (four starts) and averaged 15.1 points on .452 shooting with 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 26.6 minutes per game.  He spent the 2019-20 season with Jiangsu Kendia of the CBA and was the 2018 NBA G League Rookie of the Year with the Windy City Bulls.

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