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SKYFORCE ANNOUNCES 2018-19 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

Official Release | October 23, 2018

Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today its 2018-19 training camp roster. The 17-man roster includes Duncan Robinson and Yante Maten, who have been transferred to Sioux Falls as two-way players from the Miami HEAT. The roster also includes returning players Brianté Weber and Bubu Palo, as well as affiliate player DeAndre Liggins, who were all part of the 2016 NBA G League Championship team.

Other notable newcomers include Rodney Purvis, Raphiael Putney and Charles Cooke. Purvis was named to the 2018 All-NBA G League All-Rookie Team a season ago prior to earning an NBA Call-Up to the Orlando Magic. Cooke appeared in 25 NBA G League games as a two-way player for the New Orleans Pelicans, while Putney averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 46 appearances for the Erie BayHawks last season. Rights to Purvis and Putney were acquired via trades during the offseason.

Following is the full training camp roster:

No. Name Pos Ht Wt DOB From Acquired
 13 Austin Chatman G 6-0 175 04/28/93 Creighton Tryout
   4 Charles Cooke G 6-5 195 07/01/94 Dayton Affiliate
 12 Jalen Hayes F 6-7 215 02/21/95 Oakland Draft
 14 Juwan Howard Jr. F 6-6 230 02/05/92 Detroit Mercy Draft
 34 Marcus Lee F 6-10 225 09/14/94 California Affiliate
 23 DeAndre Liggins G 6-6 210 03/31/88 Kentucky Affiliate
 10 Yante Maten ^ F 6-8 240 08/14/96 Georgia Miami HEAT
   7 Malik Newman G 6-3 190 02/21/97 Kansas Affiliate
   1 Bubu Palo G 6-1 180 07/09/91 Iowa State Returning
 11 Rodney Pryor G 6-5 205 10/14/92 Georgetown Returning
   5 Rodney Purvis G 6-4 205 02/14/94 Connecticut Returning
   6 Raphiael Putney F 6-10 185 04/21/90 Massachusetts Returning
   2 Duncan Robinson ^ F 6-8 210 04/22/94 Michigan Miami HEAT
   9 Jeylyn Sharpe F 6-4 220 08/16/95 Rogers State Tryout
   3 Gary Talton G 6-1 165 03/29/90 Illinois-Chicago Tryout
   8 Gerard Tarin F 6-9 215 12/15/96 Nova Southeastern Tryout
   0 Brianté Weber G 6-2 170 12/29/92 VCU Returning

 

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