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Get familiar with the NAZ Suns Training Camp Roster

By Jacob Withee | October 25, 2017

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.

NAME POS HT WT DOB COLLEGE/COUNTRY STATUS
Zach Andrews F 6-9 230 3/9/85 Bradley/USA Trade
Anthony Bennett F 6-8 245 3/14/93 UNLV/USA Affiliate
Askia Booker G 6-1 170 8/31/93 Colorado/USA Returning
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
Shaquille Harrison G 6-4 190 10/6/93 Tulsa/USA Returning
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson F 6-6 215 6/26/91 Temple/USA Drafted
Peter Jok F/G 6-6 205 3/30/94 Iowa/Sudan Affiliate
Tidjan Keita F 6-10 205 11/30/93 Thetford (Quebec)/France Affiliate
Alec Peters F 6-9 235 4/13/95 Valparaiso/USA Two-Way
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