HAWKS ANNOUNCE 2012 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
Media Day Activities set for Monday at 2:45 p.m., First Practice Set for Tuesday at 10 a.m.
ATLANTA, GA ----- The Atlanta Hawks today announced their 2012 training camp roster, which tips off Monday with Media Day activities at 2:45 p.m. on the Philips Arena practice court. With the additions of James Anderson, Keith Benson, Damion James, Carldell “Squeaky” Johnson and Anthony Tolliver, the team currently has an 18-man camp roster.
A former first round draft pick by San Antonio (20th overall in 2010), Anderson played in 77 games (four starts) over two seasons with the Spurs, averaging 3.7 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11.6 minutes per game (.380 FG%, .757 FT%). Benson and James are both former Hawks draft picks, with Benson being taken in the second round (48th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft prior to being waived on Dec. 23, 2011, and James in the first round (24th overall) in 2010 before his rights were traded to New Jersey on draft night. Benson saw action in three games with Golden State last season, while James has played in 32 career games (16 starts) with the Nets, averaging 4.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game (.428 FG%, .650 FT%).
In 15 games for New Orleans last year, Johnson put up 1.8 points and 1.5 assists in 7.9 minutes per game (.314 FG%, .333 FT%). A four-year NBA veteran, Tolliver played the last two seasons with Minnesota after previously seeing action with San Antonio, Portland and Golden State. He owns career averages of 6.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 21.5 minutes per game (.420 FG%, .320 3FG%, .770 FT%) in 181 career contests (33 starts).
The Atlanta Hawks, a member of the National Basketball Association since 1949, play in the Southeast Division, along with the Charlotte Bobcats, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards.
2012-13 ATLANTA HAWKS ROSTER (as of October 17, 2012)
|#||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||Birthdate||Prior to NBA/Home Country||Yrs|
|11||James Anderson||G||6-6||215||03/25/89||Oklahoma St./USA||2|
|15||Al Horford||F/C||6-10||250||06/03/86||Florida/Dominican Republic||5|
|44||Ivan Johnson||F||6-8||230||04/10/84||Cal. St. San Bernadino/USA||1|
|22||Anthony Morrow||G||6-5||210||09/27/85||Georgia Tech/USA||4|
|27||Zaza Pachulia||F/C||6-11||275||02/10/84||Ulker/Republic of Georgia||9|
|10||Johan Petro||C||7-0||247||01/27/86||Pau Orthez/France||7|
|5||Josh Smith||F||6-9||225||12/05/85||Oak Hill Academy (VA)/USA||8|
|92||DeShawn Stevenson||G||6-5||218||04/03/81||Washington Union HS (CA)/USA||12|
|0||Jeff Teague||G||6-2||181||06/10/88||Wake Forest/USA||3|
|3||Lou Williams||G||6-1||175||10/27/86||S. Gwinnett HS (GA)/USA||7|
HEAD COACH: Larry Drew (Missouri)
Assistant Coaches: Lester Conner (Oregon State), Bob Bender (Duke), Kenny Atkinson (Richmond), Bob Weiss (Penn State)
Player Development Instructor: Nick Van Exel (Cincinnati)
Assistant Coach/Player Performance: Pete Radulovic (Loyola Marymount)
Athletic Trainer: Wally Blase (Winona State)
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Jeff Watkinson (North Carolina State)
U – unrestricted free agent