The Canton Charge, powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, today announced their final 12-man roster for Saturday’s season opening game on the road against the Wisconsin Herd at 8:00 p.m.
“We had an incredibly competitive camp this year which made for some very difficult decisions in figuring out who to keep,” said Director of G League Operations Brendon Yu. “Now we feel like we have a very good team and I am excited to see us play this year.”
The team waved G/F Jaron Hopkins, G ShawnDre’ Jones, F Freddie McSwain, G Kevin Olekaibe and F Jarrid Rhodes to get down to the final 12. The roster consists of a pair of two-way players, a pair of local tryout attendees, four affiliate players and four returning players. The average age on the roster is 24 years and four months.
“We have a talented group who have been working extremely hard both mentally and physically to get to this point,” said Head Coach Nate Reinking. “Now we get to see how everything translates on the court when we get to suit up together and play an actual opponent this Saturday.”
|35||F||Bonzie Colson||6-6||224||1/12/1996||Notre Dame||Affiliate|
|1||G/F||John Holland||6-5||205||11/6/1988||Boston University||Two-Way|
|47||C||Akolda Manyang||7-0||243||10/24/1993||Utah Valley||Local Tryout|
|15||F||Sir’Dominic Pointer||6-6||192||5/6/1992||St. John’s||Returning|
|5||G||Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman||6-4||190||9/1/1994||Michigan||Local Tryout|
|33||F||Emanuel Terry||6-9||220||8/21/1996||Lincoln Memorial||Affiliate|
|22||F||JaCorey Williams||6-8||220||6/12/1994||Middle Tennessee||Returning|
Head Coach – Nate Reinking (Kent State)
Associate Head Coach – Sam Jones (Northwood)
Assistant Coach – Melvin Ely (Fresno State)
Assistant Coach/Basketball Operations Liaison – Tyler Neal (Bluffton)
Video Coordinator/Coaching Assistant – Austin Peterson (Baldwin-Wallace)
Head Athletic Trainer – Kevin Kamlowsky (Defiance)
Aultman Athletic Trainer – Josh Wiemels (Texas A&M Commerce)
Strength & Conditioning Coach – Brandon Joyner (Georgia State)
For 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 Monsters of the American Hockey League, who play their games at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.
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