Nets release summer league roster with some intriguing names

Nets release summer league roster with some intriguing names

The Brooklyn Nets officially released their Orlando Summer League roster today, headlined by second-year players Tornike Shengelia and Tyshawn Taylor, and rookie Mason Plumlee.

As reported earlier this week, former Nets draftee Damion James and recent Finals MVP (in France) David Lighty also join the team.

Some more notables:

  • C.J. Watson’s little brother, Kashif Watson, is on the team in an awkward family swap. Watson is headed to the Indiana Pacers on a two-year deal.
  • Springfield Armor forward Carleton Scott is on the roster. Scott averaged 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Armor, shooting 39.2%. He was one of the last training camp cuts for the Nets last year.
  • Keith Benson, a 6’11” forward who out-jumped the 12-foot marker in his pre-draft workout, and who I love:

Rounding out the roster is 6’9″ forward Jamelle Hagins from Delaware, 6’5″ guard Matt Janning most recently from Euro club Montepaschi Siena, 6’5″ guard Dominique Sutton from the D-League Tulsa 66ers, and 6’1″ guard Chris Wright out of Georgetown.

Hagins, a senior, averaged a double-double in each of his last two seasons at Delaware. Janning is a Summer League regular and a good shooter. Wright played four minutes in three games with the Dallas Mavericks last season. Sutton averaged 10.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game with the 66ers last year.

The Nets will play from July 7th to 12th, with games against the Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets summer league rosters. They will also have a pre-Summer League mini-camp from July 3rd-6th. New Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd will coach the Summer League squad.