PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Suns began their 2017-18 training camp on Tuesday.
The training camp roster consists of five returning players, three affiliate players, three local tryout players, two draft picks, a Two-Way player, and someone they recently acquired via trade.
Making their return for the 2017-18 season are Askia Booker, Josh Gray, Shaquille Harrison, Xavier Silas and Asaad Woods.
The three affiliate players are Anthony Bennett, Peter Jok and Tidjan Keita. All three players were with the Phoenix Suns during this year’s training camp.
The NAZ Suns drafted three players in the 2017 NBA G League Draft on Saturday, but traded away one of those players for a 2018 first round pick. Eric Stuteville was the first overall pick in this year’s draft, and Northern Arizona chose Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson with the sixth overall pick.
Steven Green, Chris Washburn and Jerran Young made the training camp roster after trying out for the team in Prescott Valley and Scottsdale in September.
Alec Peters and Zach Andrews are also in the NAZ Suns training camp, becoming the 14th and 15th players, respectively, to participate.
Peters joins the Phoenix Suns’ NBA G League affiliate under a Two-Way Contract. Beginning in the 2017 offseason, NBA rosters expanded from 15 to 17 players with the addition of two spots for players under Two-Way Contracts. NBA teams may have up to two players under NBA Two-Way Contracts who will spend most of the season in the G League and no more than 45 days with their NBA team.
Andrews, a 6-foot 9-inch 230-pound forward, last played for the Brisbane Bullets, a team in the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia. The 32-year-old has played four seasons in the NBA G League with the then Iowa Energy and then Los Angeles D-Fenders. Overall in the G League, Andrews has played 108 games (59 starts), averaging 7.6 points on 60.5 percent shooting, 6.1 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game.
Check out the full 15-man training camp roster below.
|Josh Gray||G||6-1||180||9/9/93||Louisiana State/USA||Returning|
|Steven Green||G||6-5||195||3/30/93||Oklahoma Baptist/USA||Local Tryout|
|Tidjan Keita||F||6-10||205||11/30/93||Thetford (Quebec)/France||Affiliate|
|Xavier Silas||G||6-5||198||1/22/88||Northern Illinois/USA||Returning|
|Eric Stuteville||C||6-11||250||2/6/95||Sacramento State/USA||Drafted|
|Chris Washburn||F||6-8||240||5/23/93||Texas Christian/USA||Local Tryout|
|Asaad Woods||G||6-4||215||6/27/92||Limestone College/USA||Returning|
|Jerran Young||F||6-6||205||12/25/91||Wright State/USA||Local Tryout|