On Wednesday, the Springfield Armor announced its official 10-man roster for the 2011-2012 season.
Guards JamesOn Curry, Lance Hurdle, Jerry Smith, L.D. Williams, and forwards Eugene Spates and Jamar Brown.
Forwards Jonathon Thomas (17 overall, 2nd round) and Dennis Horner (47th overall, 3rd round).
Local Tryout Players:
Guard Travis Cohn and forward David Akinyooye.
The Armor are undersized on paper, with only one guy that stands above 6-foot-7 (Brown). But for the style of play head coach Bob MacKinnon wants to run, this roster should work.
MacKinnon wants to have play with a high-tempo, face-paced offense, getting out in transition and taking advantage of their quickness and speed.
One thing about the Armor that should be noticed is the experience in the backcourt. Curry, Hurdle, Smith and Williams all played with each other last season and together they should have one of the strongest backcourts in the D-League. Curry will run the point, as will Smith, who can also run off-guard. Smith is a three-point threat along with Hurdle. Williams, who plays the two and the three, is a solid player on both ends of the floor.
Springfield’s season begins November 25th at home against the Maine Red Claws.