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NAZ Suns Announce 2019-20 Training Camp Roster

By Jacob Withee | October 27, 2019

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Suns announced today they have set their training camp roster for the 2019-20 season.

The Suns will break camp with 16 players on Monday, a roster that consists of four returning players, one Two-Way player, four affiliate players, three players selected in the 2019 NBA G League Draft, and four local tryout players.

Aaron Epps, ShawnDre Jones, Daxter Miles Jr., and Trayvon Palmer are all returning to the NAZ Suns in 2019-20, which will mark the second year in Prescott Valley for each of them. The four players combined for 146 games played last season for the NAZ Suns, including 49 apiece by Epps and Miles.

Jared Harper will be with the NAZ Suns on a Two-Way contract with the Phoenix Suns. He’s logged one regular season game with Phoenix this season, a year after leading Auburn to the NCAA Final Four.

Four affiliate players join the NAZ Suns, as David Krämer, Norense Odiase, Tariq Owens and Troy Williams were all members of the Phoenix Suns during their preseason. Krämer has played professionally the last four years for Ratiopharm Ulm of the Basketball Bundesliga in Germany. Odiase and Owens both helped lead Texas Tech to the NCAA national championship game last year. Williams has been in the NBA G League the last three seasons with three different teams; Stockton Kings, Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Iowa Wolves.

The NAZ Suns acquired three players from the 2019 NBA G League Draft, two of which they drafted themselves, the other they traded for immediately after the draft. They drafted Anthony Lawrence II with the first overall pick and Keljin Blevins with the 15th overall pick. They traded for Miles Reynolds, who was drafted by the Long Island Nets with the 27th overall pick.

Brandon Alston, James Daniel III, Jaron Hopkins and Stephen Ugochukwu have all made the NAZ Suns training camp as local tryout players.

 

NAME POS HT WT DOB COLLEGE/COUNTRY STATUS
Brandon Alston G 6-5 200 5/10/95 Georgia Tech/USA Local Tryout
Keljin Blevins G 6-6 200 11/24/95 Montana State/USA Drafted
James Daniel III G 6-0 170 1/29/94 Tennessee/USA Local Tryout
Aaron Epps F 6-10 215 4/28/96 Louisiana State/USA Returning
Jared Harper G 5-11 175 9/14/97 Auburn/USA Two-Way
Jaron Hopkins G 6-6 210 11/14/94 Fresno State/USA Local Tryout
ShawnDre Jones G 6-0 170 11/18/94 Richmond/USA Returning
David Krämer G 6-3 185 1/14/97 Slovakia Affiliate
Anthony Lawrence II F 6-7 210 9/5/96 Miami (FL)/USA Drafted
Daxter Miles Jr. G 6-3 200 1/5/95 West Virginia/USA Returning
Norense Odiase C 6-8 250 9/14/95 Texas Tech/USA Affiliate
Tariq Owens F 6-10 205 6/30/95 Texas Tech/USA Affiliate
Trayvon Palmer G/F 6-6 200 11/13/94 Chicago State/USA Returning
Miles Reynolds G 6-3 180 10/10/95 Oklahoma/USA Trade
Stephen Ugochukwu F 6-7 220 3/22/96 McNeese State/USA Local Tryout
Troy Williams F 6-7 215 12/30/94 Indiana/USA Affiliate

The Northern Arizona Suns will begin training camp in Prescott Valley on Monday, with first media availability on Wednesday at Media Day. The Suns will play a preseason game on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Findlay Toyota Center against the South Bay Lakers at 12 p.m. Northern Arizona’s season opener is Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Findlay Toyota Center at 5 p.m. against the Agua Caliente Clippers.

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