2012 Jazz Player Bios for the Orlando Summer League

July 6th, 2012 | by Spencer Hall

This is the place for exhaustive player bios for the Jazz roster at the fancily-named AirTran Orlando Pro Summer League from July 9-13. Click the jump below for more information than you ever wanted on all the players representing the Jazz.

All 20 games of the OPSL will be broadcast live on NBA TV and will also be available online through the NBA SummerLeague Broadband subscription service at www.nba.com/summerleaguebroadband.  Box scores, game recaps and cumulative statistics from each Jazz game will be available by visiting www.utahjazz.com.

My favorite part of the whole week is definitely the 6:00 AM tip-off for the final game–on Friday the 13th, no less. They might as well call it the Jerry Sloan Memorial No Tuxedos Game.  Anyway, here’s your team:

2012 Utah Jazz Summer League Roster

NO. PLAYER POS. HT. WT. D.O.B. PRIOR TO NBA/FROM YRS. LAST TEAM
2 Blake Ahearn G 6-3 190 5/27/84 Missouri State/USA 3 Utah Jazz
10 Alec Burks G 6-6 202 7/20/91 Colorado/USA 1 Utah Jazz
3 DeMarre Carroll F 6-8 212 7/27/86 Missouri/USA 3 Utah Jazz
42 Tony Gaffney F 6-8 215 11/14/84 Massachusetts/USA R Telekom Baskets (Germany)
23 Stephen Graham G/F 6-6 215 6/11/82 Oklahoma State/USA 6 Fort Wayne Mad Ants (NBADL)
17 Mike Green G 6-1 175 6/23/85 Butler/USA R Sigma Barcellona (Italy)
0 Enes Kanter C 6-11 267 5/20/92 Kentucky/Turkey 1 Utah Jazz
41 Justin Knox F 6-9 231 1/13/89 North Carolina/USA R Minsk-2006 (Belarus)
50 Salah Mejri C 7-1 6/15/86 Antwerp (Belgium)/Tunisia R Antwerp Giants (Belgium)
43 John Millsap F 6-6 220 10/19/82 Texas-San Antonio/USA R Guaros (Venezuela)
55 Kevin Murphy G 6-6 185 3/6/90 Tennessee Tech/USA R Tennessee Tech
33 Cedric Simmons F 6-9 235 1/3/86 North Carolina State/USA 3 Asefa Estudiantes Madrid (Spain)
22 Henry Sims C 6-10 245 3/27/90 Georgetown/USA R Georgetown
21 Michael Stockton G 6-1 170 5/7/89 Westminster (UT)/USA R Karlsruhe (Germany)
31 Deron Washington F 6-7 210 12/12/85 Virginia Tech/USA R Obradoiro CAB (Spain)
30 Kyle Weaver G 6-6 200 2/18/86 Washington State/USA 3 ALBA Berlin (Germany)

Head Coach:
Tyrone Corbin, DePaul

Assistant Coaches:
Sidney Lowe, North Carolina State
Scott Layden, St. Francis (PA)
Jeff Hornacek, Iowa State

Assistant Coach, Player Development:
Mark McKown, South Carolina Upstate

Assistant Coach, Player Development:
Michael Sanders, UCLA

Head Athletic Trainer:
Gary Briggs, Morehead State

Asst. Athletic Trainer/Equipment Manager:
Brian Zettler, Texas A&M, North Texas

Jazz Pronunciation Guide
Blake Ahearn (AY-hern)
DeMarre Carroll (Deh-MAR-ay)
Enes Kanter (IN-ess CAN-ter)

Utah Jazz – 2012 Orlando Pro Summer League Schedule
Mon, July 9 @ Detroit 1 p.m.
Tue, July 10 vs. PHILADELPHIA 9 a.m.
Wed, July 11 @ Orlando 3 p.m.
Thu, July 12 vs. INDIANA 1 p.m.
Fri, July 13 @ Oklahoma City 6 a.m.
*All times Mountain Standard Time

2012 Utah Jazz Summer League Bios

#2 BLAKE AHEARN G 6-3/190 5/27/84 MISSOURI STATE
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Has appeared in a total of 19 career games over three seasons with Miami, San Antonio and Utah … Holds career averages of 4.6 points, 1.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.4 steals in 11.8 minutes per game … Appeared in four games in 2011-12 for the Jazz, averaging 2.5 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 7.4 minutes … DNP-CD four times … Scored a season-high seven points in a season-high 15 minutes vs. POR (4/26/12) … Had two rebounds and one assist in Jazz debut at MEM (4/14/12) … Became the 50th D-League Call-Up to the NBA last season when signed by the Jazz to a ten-day contract on 4/10/12 … Signed for the remainder of the season on 4/20/12 … Was eighth D-League Call-Up in Jazz history … Prior to his call-up, appeared in 37 games, all starts, for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League, averaging a league-leading 23.8 points, along with 5.1 assists, 2.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals in 37.5 minutes … Appeared in the 2012 NBA D-League All-Star Game … Scored in double figures in all 37 appearances for Reno, including eight games where he scored 30 or more points … Established the NBA D-League’s all-time record for consecutive made free throws in a row (110) between December 2011 and January 2012 … The record tops the NBA mark of 97 set by Micheal Williams in 1993 … Appeared in 12 games for the Miami Heat late in 2007-08 season, averaging 5.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 14.8 minutes … Began 2008-09 season with San Antonio, averaging 2.7 points in 6.3 minutes prior to being waived … Spent portions of five seasons (2007-12) in the NBA D-League with Dakota, Erie, Austin and Reno … Was not selected in 2007 NBA Draft. AS A COLLEGIAN: Averaged 13.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 129 career games as a four-year player at Missouri State University (2003-07) … Career three-point shooting percentage of .408 … His .946 career free-throw percentage is the highest in NCAA history … Led the NCAA in free-throw percentage for three straight seasons (2003-05) … Named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year in 2003-04 … Made 117 of 120 free throws to set all-time MSU, MVC and NCAA single season records for free-throw accuracy with a nation-leading .975 as a freshman … Appeared in 33 games as a senior for Missouri State in 2006-07, averaging 15.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists in 28.0 minutes. PERSONAL: Born May 27, 1984, in St. Louis … He and wife, Ricki, have a newborn daughter, Blake Rachelle … Parents are Daniel and Erin Ahearn … His father played basketball at Washburn University … Majored in marketing at Missouri State … Set his high school basketball team’s (De Smet Jesuit High School) all-time record for free-throw percentage with his .920 percentage his junior season.

#10 ALEC BURKS G 6-6/202 7/20/91 COLORADO
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Appeared in 59 games for the Jazz as a rookie in 2011-12 … Averaged 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 15.6 minutes … DNP-CD seven times … Scored 10+ points 16 times … Scored a career and team-high 18 points vs. POR (4/26/12) … Scored 17 points along with five rebounds and career-high tying five assists at POR (4/18/12) … Grabbed career high seven rebounds (four offensive) at NO (4/13/12) … Played a career-high 34 minutes and scored 15 points vs. SAC (3/30/12) … Scoreless in six minutes with two assists in NBA debut at LAL (12/27) … Selected by the Jazz in the first round (12th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft. AS A COLLEGIAN: Was an early entry candidate to the NBA after playing two seasons at Colorado (2009-11) … Finished third all-time in scoring average at Colorado with 19.0 points per game … Holds Colorado freshman (512) and sophomore (779) scoring records … Finished with 32 games scoring 20+ points … Appeared in 38 games (37 starts), averaging 20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 31.4 minutes for CU as a sophomore … Set CU single-season scoring record (779) … Led the Buffs in scoring (20.5) and assists (2.9) and second in rebounding (6.5) … Helped the Buffaloes to a school record wins in a season (24) … NIT All-Tournament Team (scored 97 points in four games – 24.3 ppg) … AP All-American honorable mention … Wooden Award Top-20 List finalist … Unanimous Big 12 Conference First Team … First CU player to be named to the Big 12 All5 as of 7/6/12 Tournament Team (2010-11) … Named Big 12 Player of the Week twice … CU’s first ever Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year in 2009-10 … Named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team … All-Big 12 honorable mention … Ranked fourth nationally among all freshman in points per game (17.1) and field goal percentage (53.8). PERSONAL: Born in Grandview, Mo. … Son of Steve and Dina Burks … His father is Steve and mother is Dina … His father played collegiate basketball at the University of Washington … Has an older brother, Steve … Attended Grandview High School in Grandview, Mo., averaging 23.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals during his senior season … Named 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Missouri … Also named Kansas City Star and Metro Sports Player of the Year … Helped the Bulldogs to a 29-2 record during his senior season … Career leader in points scored in school history … Participated on the Missouri-Kansas All-Star Game … If not playing basketball, he would be a gym teacher … Favorite food is pizza … Started playing basketball in the sixth grade … Enjoys playing pool … Favorite movie is House Party … Favorite musical artist is Jay-Z.

#3 DEMARRE CARROLL F 6-8/212 7/27/86 MISSOURI
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Has played in 107 career games (nine starts) in 12 seasons with Memphis, Houston, Denver and Utah averaging 3.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 11.1 minutes per game … Appeared in 24 games (nine starts) with Utah and Denver in 2011-12, averaging 4.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 14.5 minutes … Saw action in 20 games (nine starts) with Utah, averaging 4.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 16.4 minutes … Started final nine games of season … Scored in double figures for the Jazz three times … Inactive for 25 games … DNP-CD 16 times … Had 15 points and six assists vs. DAL (4/16/12) … Had 10 points and seven rebounds at HOU (4/11/12) … Scored career-high 16 points with four rebounds at SA (4/8/12) … Made his debut with the Jazz vs. HOU (2/29) … Signed by the Jazz on 2/9 … Placed on waivers by the Nuggets on 2/4 … Appeared in four games for the Denver Nuggets, averaging 3.0 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 5.3 minutes … Appeared in 78 games for the Memphis Grizzlies from 2009-11 before being traded to Houston, where he played five games … Drafted in the first round (27th overall pick) of the 2009 NBA Draft by Memphis. AS A COLLEGIAN: Averaged 11.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 134 career games as a collegian … Appeared in 34 games as a freshman for Vanderbilt in 2004-05, averaging 4.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 15.6 minutes … Appeared in 30 games as a sophomore for Vanderbilt in 2005-06, averaging 10.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 29.1 minutes … Transferred to Missouri University following his 2005- 06 season at Vanderbilt … Appeared in 32 games as a junior for Missouri University in 2007-08, averaging 13.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 25.3 minutes … Appeared in 38 games as a senior for Missouri in 2008- 09, averaging 16.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 28.0 minutes. PERSONAL: Born July 27, 1986 in Birmingham, Ala. … Full name is DeMarre LaEdrick Carroll … Name is pronounced Deh-MAR-ay … Son of Cynthia and Edward, who is a preacher at Perfecting Kingdom Church in Birmingham … Earned the nickname “Junkyard Dog” because of his intense work ethic … Nephew of Missouri Head Coach Mike Anderson … Graduated from Missouri in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in human and organizational development and is currently 15 credits away from earning his master’s degree in human development and family studies … Led John Carroll Catholic High School (Birmingham, Ala.) to two-straight state championships (2003 and 2004) … Became the first player in the history of the school to have his jersey (No. 32) retired. 6 as of 7/6/12

#42 TONY GAFFNEY F 6-8/215 11/14/84 MASSACHUSETTS
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Played for Telekom Baskets (Germany) in 2011-12, averaging 12.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting .631 in 37 games in German Bundesliga competition … Named a 2012 Bundesliga All-Star … Selected to 2012 Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Second Team, and named to 2012 Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Defensive Team … Averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.3 steals in 12 games of EuroChallenge … Played for Turk Telekom Ankara (Turkey) in 2010-11, averaging 6.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in eight games of Turkish League play … Also played three games in EuroChallenge, averaging 8.0 points and 4.7 rebounds … Joined the Utah Flash of the NBA D-League in January 2011, appearing in 38 games and averaging 10.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals … Selected to 2011 D-League All-Defensive Team … Played one game for Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa (Israel-Premier League): in 2009 … Spent the end of the 2009-10 season and playoffs with the Boston Celtics, but did not appear in a game … Played for the Celtics in 2010 Orlando Summer League … Attended training camp with the L.A. Lakers in 2009-10, appearing in three preseason games and averaging 3.0 points and 1.7 rebounds before being waived prior to the season … Was not selected in the 2009 NBA Draft. AS A COLLEGIAN: Played two seasons at the University of Massachusetts (2007-09) after beginning his collegiate career at Boston University (2004-05) … As a senior at UMass in 2008-09, averaged 11.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, two steals and 3.8 blocks in 30 games … Named the 2009 Atlantic-10 Defensive Player of the Year … Also selected to the All-Atlantic-10 Second Team and the A-10 All-Defensive Team … Forced to sit out the 2006-07 season after transferring from BU. PERSONAL: Full name is Anthony Joseph Gaffney … Born on November 14, 1984, in Boston, Mass. … Son of Jennifer and Tony Gaffney… Majored in Sociology … Played one prep season at Northfield Mount Hermon … Played high school ball at Somerset High School, helping turn a 2-20 Somerset team his junior year into a 21-4 Massachusetts Division 2 South Sectional Champion the next year … Averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds, 11 blocks and 7 assists per game during his senior season … Named Eastern Athletic Conference MVP as well as All- League … Also earned BostonPreps.com Massachusetts Player of the Year honor.

#23 STEPHEN GRAHAM G/F 6-6/215 6/11/82 OKLAHOMA STATE
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Has played six NBA seasons (2005-2011) with Houston, Chicago, Cleveland, Portland, Indiana, Charlotte and New Jersey … Has appeared in 239 career NBA games (43 starts), averaging 4.0 points and 1.8 rebounds in 12.2 minutes … Spent the 2011-12 season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League), averaging 14.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 10 games (nine starts) … Most recent NBA stint came with the Nets in 2010-11, appearing in 59 games (28 starts) and averaging 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in 16.3 minutes …Played in 70 games (eight starts) with Charlotte in 2009-10, averaging 4.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in 11.5 minutes … Spent two seasons with Indiana (2007-09) and appeared in total of 74 games (six starts) for the Pacers … Averaged a career-high 5.4 points in 2008-09 … Appeared in 14 games (one start) for Portland in 2006-07 and averaged 3.2 points … After he was waived, joined the Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) and saw action in 32 games (31 starts) while averaging 18.0 points and 4.9 rebounds … Had stints with Houston, Chicago and Cleveland as a rookie in 2005-06, appearing in a total of 22 games, scoring 2.6 points in 8.0 minutes per game … Attended training camp with San Antonio in 2005-06, but was released prior to the season … Following his release joined the Sioux Falls Skyforce then of the CBA … Played in 2006 CBA All-Star Game … Was not selected in the 2005 NBA Draft. AS A COLLEGIAN: Played two seasons at Central Florida (2000–02) with twin brother Joey, then the duo transferred to Oklahoma State, redshirting in 2002-03 before playing two seasons with the Cowboys (2003- 05) … Averaged 6.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game as a senior at OK State in 2004-05 … Averaged 2.8 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game as a junior in 2003-04 … Named first-team Academic All-Big 12 for his academic achievements as a junior … 7 as of 7/6/12 PERSONAL: Born in Wilmington, Delaware … Identical twin brother, Joey, was a 2005 NBA first-round pick and played six seasons with Toronto, Denver and Cleveland (2005-2011) … Played at Brandon High School in Brandon, Fla., and was team captain his senior year in which he averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists as he and Joey led Brandon to the state finals … Named All-State his senior season …

#17 MIKE GREEN G 6-1/175 6/23/85 BUTLER
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Spent the 2011-12 season with Sigma Barcellona of the Italian League’s second division, appearing in 35 games (five starts) and averaging 14.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.6 steals … Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 Second Team … Played for Bennet Cantu of the Italian League’s first division in 2010-11, playing 42 games (five starts) and averaging 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.0 steals … Also saw action in six EuroCup games, averaging 6.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 steals … Eurobasket.com All-Italian League honorable mention … In 2009-10 played for Belgacom Liege Basket of the Belgian League, averaging 13.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.6 steals in 37 games (five starts) … Named to Eurobasket.com’s All-Belgian League Second Team … Spent the 2008-09 season with Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye of the Turkish Basketball League, averaging 11.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 31 games … Also played in four EuroChallenge games, averaging 11.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists … Played for the Philadelphia 76ers in the Orlando Pro Summer League in 2010, and with the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas … Also played for Houston’s summer league entry in Vegas in 2009, and with Cleveland’s in 2008 … Was not selected in the 2008 NBA Draft. AS A COLLEGIAN: Played two seasons at Butler University (2006-08) following two seasons at Towson University (2003-05) … Sat out the 2005-06 season due to transfer rules … Named the Horizon League’s Player of the Year following his senior year in 2007-08 after leading Butler in points, rebounds and assists … Also named First Team All-Horizon League and picked to the league’s All-Defensive Team … Named the Most Outstanding Player at the 2008 Horizon League Tournament … Honorable mention A. P. All-American … Selected to play in the NABC All-Star Game at the 2008 Final Four … Named recipient of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award … Starter in 70 consecutive games (every game of his Butler career)…Tied for sixth on Butler’s all-time assist chart (316) in just two years…Butler’s single season record-holder for assists (172) and free throws made (196) … Led Butler to the 2007 Alaska Shootout title and was named Most Outstanding Player … Named National Player of the Week by Sporting News. PERSONAL: Hails from Philadelphia, Pa. … Was an All-City performer at Franklin Learning Center in Philadelphia … Scored 1,045 point during high school career … Four-year varsity player … Averaged 19.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 7.0 assists as a senior … Helped FLC to a 22-4 record as a senior, including a 13-0 mark in the Philadelphia Public League … Also earned three varsity letters on high school cross country squad … Played for the AAU Hunting Park Warriors, teaming with future Arizona player Mustafa Shakur in the backcourt.

#0 ENES KANTER C 6-11/267 5/20/92 KENTUCKY
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Appeared in 66 games as a rookie for the Jazz in 2011-12, averaging 4.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in 13.2 minutes … Became the 10th Jazz rookie in franchise history to appear in every regular season game … Scored in double figures seven times … Pulled down 10+ boards four times … Had 12 points and 10 rebounds (first career double-double) in a career-high 33 minutes vs. POR (4/26/12) … Scored career-high 17 points and had eight rebounds in 23 minutes at LAL (3/18/12) … Had 13 rebounds vs. GS (3/17/12) … Had 11 rebounds at LAL (12/27/11), the most in a Jazz rookie debut since the team moved to Utah (previously 10 by Thurl Bailey on 10/29/83) … Selected by the Jazz in the first round (third overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft … Played for the Turkish national team at EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania, averaging 9.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in … Played for the Turkish U18 national team in 2009 and was named the championship’s MVP after averaging 18.6 points and a tournament-best 16.4 rebounds, leading Turkey to the bronze medal at the European Championships in France … Named Best Player and Best Center at the 2009 European Championships by eurobasket.com … Appeared in four games, averaging 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 7.8 minutes with Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in the Euroleague in 2008-09 … Also appeared in five games, averaging 3.2 points and 6.4 rebounds with Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in the Turkish League in 08-09 … Won a bronze medal at the 8 as of 7/6/12 European Championships in the U16 division in 2008 … Played for Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul Junior Team in 2007-08. AS A COLLEGIAN: Enrolled as freshman at the University of Kentucky in 2010-11, but ruled ineligible to play by NCAA … Though unable to play, Kanter stayed at Kentucky, attending classes and working out with assistant coaches. PERSONAL: Born in Zürich, Switzerland … Son of Mehmet and Gulsum Kanter … Nicknames include the “Underkanter” and “Big Turkey” … His father is a genetics professor in Istanbul, Turkey … Has two brothers, Kerem and Ahmad, and a sister, Betul … Started playing basketball at age 14 … Enjoys watching professional wrestling … Plays ping pong … Favorite movie is the Hangover … Favorite food is steak and burgers … Favorite subject at Kentucky was geology … If he was not playing basketball, he would want to be an astronaut … Chose Kentucky over Kansas, Syracuse and Washington … Hobbies include hanging out with teammates, going out to dinner and playing video games. _______

#41 JUSTIN KNOX F 6-9/231 1/13/89 NORTH CAROLINA
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Played for BK Minsk in the Belarus Premier League in 2011-12 … Played in 29 games, averaging 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds in leading his team to Belarus Championship … Selected to the Belarusian League All-Star Game … Named to Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian League First Team and All- Imports Team … Played in eight game in 2011-12 Eurochallenge, averaging seven points and 3.9 rebounds … Played for Team Munich in the 2011 Eurobasket Summer Leaguee in Cologne, Germany … Averaged 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds … Was not selected in the 2011 NBA Draft. AS A COLLEGIAN: Played senior season (2010-11) at North Carolina after transferring from Alabama (2007-10) … Came off the bench for the Tar Heels’ 2010–11 Elite Eight team, averaging 6.1 points and 2.8 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game … Did not have to sit out a year for transferring as had already earned his bachelor’s degree … Played first three seasons at Alabama … Twice named to the SEC All-Academic team … Averaged 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 19.8 minutes as a junior … Played in all 32 games (31 starts) as a sophomore (2008-09), averaging 5.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in 20 minutes … Named the SEC Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Named SEC Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Averaged 1.7 points in 7.3 minutes as a freshman. PERSONAL: Born in Tuscaloosa, Ala. … Son of Eric Shelton and Vanessa Knox … Has one younger brother (Jeremy) and one younger sister (Olivia) … Attended Central High School in Tuscaloosa … Finished his senior year with an average of 16 points per game, 15 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and three blocks per game …Won the 2007 Gatorade Alabama State Player of the Year award … Also named the 4A High School Class Player of The Year … Registered four triple doubles and two 20-rebound games … Played in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game … Missed his sophomore season after tearing his left knee patellar tendon … Was salutatorian of his graduating class and member of National Honor Society … Earned his undergraduate degree from Alabama in three years.

#50 SALAH MEJRI C 7-1 6/15/86 TUNISIA
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Played for the Antwerp Giants of the Belgian League last two seasons … In 2011-12, averaged 9.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.5 blocks in 33 Belgian League games … Selected to Eurobasket.com’s 2012 All-Belgian League First Team, All-Imports Team, Center of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year … Also played in 12 games in 2012 EuroChallenge, averaging 7.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.8 blocks … Played in 35 games for Antwerp in 2010-11. averaging 4.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks … Saw action in 14 Eurochallenge games in 2010-11, averaging 6.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 2.0 blocks … Played previous four seasons (2006-10) professionally for Etoile du Sahel in native Tunisia, winning Tunisian League title in 2007 and 2009 … Tunisian League All-Star Game in 2010 9 as of 7/6/12 PERSONAL: Member of the Tunisian National Team … Averaged 8.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in leading Tunisia to gold medal in 2011 African Championships in Madagascar … Named Africabasket.com All- African Championships Best Player, Best Center and selected to First Team in 2011 … Averaged 7.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in five games of World Championships in Turkey in 2010 … Won bronze in 2009 African Championships in Libya, averaging 5.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in nine games … Selected to 2007 All-Africa Games team in Algeria.

#43 JOHN MILLSAP F 6-6/220 10/19/82 TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Played for the Utah Jazz entry in 2007 Rocky Mountain Revue … Signed with Guaros de Lara of the Venezuelan League in March 2012, averaging 16.8 points and 6.6 rebounds in 18 games … Selected 2012 Venezuelan League All-Star … Spent 2011-12 season with Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun in Mexico, averaging 20.4 points and 7.2 rebounds in 41 games … Selected 2012 Mexican League All-Star … Also Latinbasket.com’s All- League First Team, All-Imports Team and Forward of the Year … Also played for Guaros de Lara (Venezuela) in 2011, having averaged 17.3 points and 5.6 rebounds in 37 games … Played six games for Aerochaco Boca Juniors Capital Feder in Argentina, averaging 12.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in six games … Played for Caciques de Humacao (Puerto Rico) in 2010, averaging 16.2 points and 6.3 rebounds in 18 games … Played for Bucaneros de Campeche (Mexican League) in 2009-10, averaging 25.4 points and 7.7 rebounds in 32 games … Played for the Salt Lake City Saints (ABA) in 2008-09 … Spent 2007-08 with the Utah Flash of the NBA D-League, averaging 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 42 games … Also played for the Dodge City Legend (USBL) in 2007, averaging 5.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 17 games … Began 2006-07 with the Utah Eagles (CBA) before the team folded, playing in 21 games, averaging 19.0 points and 8.7 rebounds … Finished 2006-07 with the Butte Daredevils (CBA), playing in 25 games, averaging 9.7 points and 5.1 rebounds … Began career with Monar Bar in Serbia … Was not selected in the 2005 NBA Draft. AS A COLLEGIAN: Led Texas-San Antonio in scoring (13.7) and rebounding (6.9) his senior season in 2004- 05 … Named to 2005 All-Southland Conference Second Team … Finished ninth in the Southland Conference in scoring and fifth in rebounding (2004-05)… Scored career high 28 points against McNeese State (2004-05) … Started two seasons at Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas … As a sophomore averaged 16.5 points, and 10 rebounds … As a freshman (2002-03) averaged 12.3 points and 6 rebounds. PERSONAL: Older brother of current Jazz forward Paul Millsap.

#55 KEVIN MURPHY G 6-6/185 3/6/90 TENNESSEE TECH
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Selected in the second round (47th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. AS A COLLEGIAN: Scored 2,019 points, had 535 rebounds and 248 assists in four years at Tennessee Tech University … Ranked second all-time at Tennessee Tech in scoring (2,019) … Twice named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) First-Team in 2011 and 2012 … Twice named to the OVC All-Tournament Team in 2011 and 2012 … Named to the OVC All-Newcomer Team in 2009 … Appeared in 33 games (32 starts) as a senior in 2011-12, averaging 20.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 34.5 minutes … Led the team in scoring in 20 games, had 30-plus points in four games and 20-plus points 11 times … Earned Capital One Impact Performer of the Week Award after 50-point performance against SIU-Edwardsville … Named to the First-Team NABC All- District … Twice earned OVC’s Player of the Week Award … Appeared in 33 games (28 starts) as a junior in 2010-11, averaging 17.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 29.3 minutes … Led the team and ranked third in the OVC in scoring per game (17.0) … Named to the NABC First-Team All-District … Named Tennessee Tech’s CO-MVP as well as it’s Offensive Player of the Year … Appeared in 32 games (31 starts) as a sophomore in 2009-10, averaging 15.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 31.3 minutes … Led the team and ranked fifth in the OVC in total points scored (491) … Ranked second on the team in defensive rebounds (88) and in total assists (66) … Earned Tennessee Tech’s Best Offensive Player Award by coach Mike Sutton … Appeared in 30 games (19 starts) as a freshman in 2008-09, averaging 9.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 20.3 minutes … Scored in double-figures in 16 games and scored over 20 points three times … Named Tennessee Tech’s Most Improved Player by coach Mike Sutton. 10 as of 7/6/12 PERSONAL: Full name is Kevin Marquis Murphy … Born in Atlanta, Ga. … Son of Aurelious and Deborah Murphy … Played at Creekside High School in Fairburn, Ga. … Averaged 26.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists as a senior … Made the All-Region Team in senior season … Earned the Naismith Award in senior season.

#33 CEDRIC SIMMONS F 6-9/235 1/3/86 NORTH CAROLINA STATE
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Has appeared in a total of 75 NBA games (four starts) over three seasons with Sacramento, Chicago, Cleveland and New Orleans … Holds career averages of 2.2 points and 1.9 rebounds … Played for Aseta Estudiantes Madrid (Spain), averaging 5.7 points and 3.9 rebounds in 30 games in ACB competition … Spent 2010-11 with Enosi Kalathosfainsis Kavalas (Greece), averaging 12.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 28 games in A1 competition … In 2009-10 played with the Idaho Stampede in the NBA DLeague, averaging 14.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in 13 games … Appeared in 11 games with the Bulls in 2008-09, averaging 2.5 points and 1.1 rebounds … In 2007-08 spent time with New Orleans, Cleveland and Rio Grande Valley of the NBA D-League … Selected in the first round (15th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft by the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. AS A COLLEGIAN: Appeared in 33 games (all starts), averaging 11.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 27.5 minutes as a senior … Named to the 2012 All-Big East Third-Team in 2011-12… Ranked 19th all-time at Georgetown in career blocks … Only player to rank among the top-15 in the Big East in both assists and blocks during 2011-12 … 2012 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Selection PERSONAL: Son of Mae and Thynell Simmons … Has a wingspan of 7-4 … Nickname is Ced … Proudest moment is being drafted … Wanted to be a professional baseball player growing up … Hobbies include fishing and playing video games … Enjoys watching SportsCenter and his favorite board game is Taboo … Ffavorite meal is chicken noodles and dumplings.

#22 HENRY SIMS G 6-10/245 3/27/90 GEORGETOWN
AS A COLLEGIAN: Appeared in 33 games (all starts), averaging 11.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 27.5 minutes as a senior … Named to the 2012 All-Big East Third-Team in 2011-12… Ranked 19th all-time at Georgetown in career blocks … Only player to rank among the top-15 in the Big East in both assists and blocks during 2011-12 … 2012 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Selection PERSONAL: Born in Baltimore … Son of Brenda Sims, step-father Terry Awkward, and Henry Sims … Has four siblings, Myra Moore, Karigan Awkward, Brandon Awkward, and Datren Awkward … Attended high school at Mt. St. Joseph in Baltimore, Md., averaging 19 points and 13 rebounds as a senior … Led the team to three BCL and MIAA Championships … Earned Player of the Year and All Metro honors.

#21 MICHAEL STOCKTON G 6-1/170 5/7/89 WESTMINSTER
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Played for Karisruhe (Germany) in 2011-12, averaging 10.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 27 games in Pro A competition. AS A COLLEGIAN: Played four seasons at Westminster College (2007-2011) … As a senior in 2010-11, averaged 18.2 points, 4.0 rebounds 4.2 assists and 2.0 steals … All –NAIA D1 Third Team in 2011. PERSONAL: Son of Naismith Hall of Famer and former Jazz great John Stockton … Mother is Nada Stockton who played volleyball at Gonzaga University … Attended Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, Wash. 11 as of 7/6/12

#31 DERON WASHINGTON F 6-7/210 12/12/85 VIRGINIA TECH
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Played for Obradoiro CAB (Spain) in 2011-12 averaging 5.7 points and 3.2 rebounds in 34 games in ACB competition … Averaged 8.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 45 games with Xacobeo BluSens Obradoiro (Spain) … A member of the Milwaukee Bucks 2010 summer league roster … In 2009-10 appeared in three preseason games with the Detroit Pistons before being waived … Spent the 2009-10 season in the NBA D-League with the Los Angeles Defenders and Tulsa 66ers … With the Defenders, averaged 9.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in eight games … With the 66ers, averaged 12.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 48 games … A member of the Detroit Pistons 2009 summer league roster … Played for Hapoel Holon (Israel) in 2008-09, averaging 14.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists in Premier League competition … Drafted in the second round (59th overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft by Detroit. AS A COLLEGIAN: Played four seasons at Virginia Tech (2004-08) … Averaged 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 as a senior in 2007-08 … Averaged 12.0 points and 6.5 rebounds while helping Virginia Tech to the NCAA Tournament as a junior in 2006-07 … Averaged 10.5 points and 5.0 rebounds as a sophomore in 2005-06 … Averaged 7.9 points and 4.6 rebounds as a freshman in 2004-05. PERSONAL: Born in New Orleans … Is the son of Lionel Washington, a former NFL cornerback and Denise Washington, a former Xavier University of Louisiana women’s basketball player … Played final two high school seasons at the National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Md., after spending his first two years at Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay, Wis.

#30 KYLE WEAVER G 6-6/200 2/18/86 WASHINGTON STATE
AS A PROFESSIONAL: Has appeared in 73 career NBA games (19 starts) over three seasons with Oklahoma City and Utah … Holds career averages of 5.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 18.9 minutes per game … Appeared in five games with the Jazz in 2010-11, averaging 5.6 points, 1.4 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 13.8 minutes … Played for ALBA (Germany) in 2011-12 averaging 9.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists in German League competition … In 2009-10 appeared in 12 games (no starts) with Oklahoma City and averaged 3.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 12.0 minutes of play… Spent the 2008-09 season with the Thunder, appearing in 56 games (19 starts) and averaged 5.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 20.8 minutes … Recorded a career-high nine rebounds in a career-high 37 minutes played at Milwaukee (4/11)…In early March, scored 10+ points in four straight games (3/2-3/8) and averaged 13.3 points during that span…Missed a total of 26 games that season…DNP-CD 24 times…Missed two games due to injury. AS A COLLEGIAN: Played four collegiate seasons at Washington State (2004-08)… Named Second Team All- Pac 10 and to the Pac-10 All-Defensive Team as a senior… Earned All-Pac-10 honors as a junior… Is the first player in Pac-10 history to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 400 assists, 175 steals and 75 blocked shots in a career… Participated with Team USA in the 2007 Pan American Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil… As a senior, appeared in all 35 games and averaged 12.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists (ranked fifth in the Pac-10) and 1.7 steals… Led WSU in steals (60) and free throws made (126) and ranked second on the team in points (12.2 per game), rebounds (184) and assists (151)… As a junior (2006-07), averaged 11.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists (ranked third in the Pac-10), 1.2 blocks, and 2.2 steals (second in the Pac-10)… As a sophomore, averaged 8.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists (ranked fifth in the Pac-10) and 1.4 steals… Ranked ninth in the league in field goal percentage (.483) … As a freshman, appeared in 25 games (10 starts) and averaged 4.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 19.6 minutes. PERSONAL: Son of LaMont and Jean Weaver… Has an older brother LaMont Jr. and a younger sister Shelsi… Majored in general studies at Washington State… Enjoys spending time with his family and performing community service… Has officiated basketball games for the Boys and Girls Club.

Spencer Hall
Founder Spencer Hall has covered the NBA, Team USA and NBA D-League since 2007 and launched Salt City Hoops in 2009. Spencer is now the news director at KSL.com
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