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Jarvis Greer

Grizzlies Summer Campers Get Ready for Las Vegas

It was like a little factory Tuesday morning.

Head coach Mark Iavaroni supervising all the young basketball products.

Former Memphis Tigers Jeremy Hunt and Scooter McFadgon in one corner, hoping to make the most of their Summer League invitation...while top draft pick Mike Conley Jr. gets ready to show why the Grizzlies drafted him soo high.

"It was great, my first practice went well. Everyone really helped make me feel welcome."

New Coach Marc Iavaroni is anxious to see what his young group has to offer.

"You can find out who's been shooting, who's in shape. We begin with the guys under contract and then look at everyone else to see if there's someone we missed."

While Conley is the point guard of the future for the Grizzlies, it will be Kyle Lowry who will show the Grizzlies top draft pick the ropes in Summer League.

Iavaroni says,

"This is Kyle's show. We'll run both of them in at the two."

Lowry says his left hand is feeling fine after sitting out most his rookie year with a broken bone.

"As you compete you get better. So I think it's going to be great. We're both going to get better."

The Grizzlies will play their first Summer League game Saturday in Las Vegas against the Chinese National Team.

This year marks the first time the Grizzlies will play in the 22-team NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

2007 SUMMER CAMP ROSTER

 

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

DOB

SCHOOL/COUNTRY

YRS.

Rod Benson

F/C

6-10

220

10/10/84

California

R

David Bluthenthal

F

6-7

225

7/18/80

USC

R

Mike Conley, Jr.

G

6-1

180

10/11/87

Ohio State

R

Winsome Frazier

G/F

6-4

180

8/2/82

Mississippi State

R

Rashaun Freeman

F/C

6-9

255

12/15/84

Massachusetts

R

Rudy Gay

G/F

6-9

220

8/17/86

Connecticut

1

James Hughes

C

6-10

217

10/30/83

Northern Illinois

R

Jeremy Hunt

G

6-5

210

8/18/83

Memphis

R

Alexander Johnson

F

6-9

240

2/8/83

Florida State

1

Tarence Kinsey

G

6-6

189

3/21/84

South Carolina

1

Sergei Lishouk

F

6-11

232

3/31/82

Ukraine

R

Kyle Lowry

G

6-0

175

3/25/86

Villanova

1

Scooter McFadgon

G/F

6-6

212

5/6/82

Tennessee

R

Mike Nardi

G

6-2

170

1/30/85

Villanova

R

Roger Powell

F

6-6

220

1/15/83

Illinois

1

PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Memphis, TN - FedExForum)

Date Practice Times

Tuesday, July 3 10 a.m.-Noon (media availability following*) 5-7 p.m. (closed)

Wednesday, July 4 10 a.m.-Noon (media availability following*) 5-7 p.m. (closed)

Thursday, July 5 Depart for Las Vegas, NV

*Morning sessions will open the final 15 minutes, with interviews following.

NBA SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE (Las Vegas, NV)

Date Opponent Time (CT)

Friday, July 6 vs. China 7:00 p.m.

Monday, July 9 vs. Detroit 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 12 vs. Cleveland 5:00 p.m.

Friday, July 13 vs. LA Clippers 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 14 vs. Minnesota 5:00 p.m.*

*Team will depart postgame for Memphis

All Grizzlies Summer League Games will be shown on NBA-TV and on My Network CH. 50

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