DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks announced their roster for the 2013 NBA Summer League today, headlined by 2013 draft picks Shane Larkin and Ricky Ledo, who will join returning Mavericks Jae Crowder, Bernard James and Josh Akognon for a five-game slate played in Las Vegas from July 13-22.
This summer’s event will feature the debut of a tournament style schedule that will crown the first ever NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 22. Dallas will open the preliminary round with back-to-back games against the Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Bobcats on July 13 and 14. The Mavericks will then face the NBA D-League Select Team on July 16 before being seeded in a tournament running through the Championship Game on July 22. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.
All games will be held at the COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. NBA TV will broadcast the Mavericks’ matchup with the Kings on July 13 and Dallas’ game against the Bobcats on July 14.
The Mavericks will be spending their eighth summer in Las Vegas. Mavericks’ assistant coach Monte Mathis will serve as the head coach of Dallas’ summer league team for the fourth year. Before the team makes the trip to Las Vegas, a mini camp will be held at American Airlines Center in Dallas from July 9-12.
2013 MAVERICKS SUMMER LEAGUE GAME SCHEDULE
|Gm 1: Saturday, July 13||Sacramento||Cox Pavilion||3:00pm|
|Gm 2: Sunday, July 14||Charlotte||Cox Pavilion||3:00pm|
|Gm 3: Tuesday, July 16||NBA D-League Select||Thomas & Mack Center||7:30pm|
|Games 4 & 5: To be determined after seeding|
2013 DALLAS MAVERICKS SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER
|#||Name||POS||HT||Prior to NBA/Home Country||YRS|
|4||Shane Larkin||G||5-11||Miami (Fla.)/USA||R|
|5||Bernard James||F/C||6-10||Florida State/USA||1|
|10||Josh Akognon||G||5-11||Cal State Fullerton/USA||1|
|33||Gal Mekel||G||6-3||Wichita State/Israel||R|
|42||Jackie Carmichael||F||6-9||Illinois State/USA||R|
Head Coach: Monte Mathis, Toledo
Assistant Coach: Kaleb Canales, Texas-Arlington
Assistant Coach: Darrell Armstrong, Fayetteville State
Assistant Coach: Mike Shedd, Purdue
Assistant Coach: Mike Weinar, Florida
Josh Akognon – A-KOY-en
Jae Crowder – Jay
Dewayne Dedmon – DEAD-mun
Ricky Ledo – LEE-doh
Gal Mekel – Gahl MEK-ell
Hamady N’Diaye – HAH-muh-dee EN-jigh
Alexandre Paranhos – All-eh-SHON-dray Pah-RON-yose