WHITE PLAINS, NY, October 31, 2016 – The Westchester Knicks, the official NBA Development League affiliate of the New York Knickerbockers, announced the training camp roster today in preparation for the 2016-17 season.
Westchester’s training camp roster comprises of 16 players with various collegiate and professional experience. The team was assembled through NBA affiliate players, returning players, the 2016 NBA D-League Draft, and team tryouts.
Highlighting the 2016-17 team are Chasson Randle, Cleanthony Early, and Damien Inglis, each of whom attended New York Knicks training camp and were designated to Westchester as affiliate players. Early and Inglis each spent time with Westchester on assignment during the 2015-16 season; Early from the New York Knicks and Inglis from the Milwaukee Bucks. Randle appeared in three preseason games for the New York Knicks, averaging 7.7 points over 15.7 minutes per game before suffering an orbital fracture injury.
Five players will be returning for another season with the Westchester Knicks: Jordon Crawford, Kevin Capers, Devondrick Walker, and Keith Wright (2015-16 season), and Robert Vaden (2014-15 season). They will join the five selections from Sunday’s NBA D-League Draft, along with three players signed from team tryouts.
Below is the complete 2016-17 Westchester Knicks training camp roster:
|Jaylen Bond||F||6-8||240||4/11/1993||Temple||Team Tryout|
|Kevin Capers||G||6-2||170||5/2/1993||Florida Southern||Returning Player|
|Jason Carter||F||6-9||240||2/21/1992||Texas Southern||2016 NBADL Draft: 6th (126th)|
|Jordon Crawford||G||5-6||150||7/17/1990||Bowling Green||Returning Player|
|Cleanthony Early||F||6-8||210||4/17/1991||Wichita State||Affiliate Player|
|Max Hooper||F||6-6||205||2/5/1995||Oakland||2016 NBADL Draft: 1st (16th)|
|Damien Inglis||F||6-8||240||5/20/1995||French Guiana||Affiliate Player|
|Anthony Kent||C||6-10||225||6/27/1983||Ball State||Team Tryout|
|Lasan Kromah||G||6-6||205||6/24/1991||Connecticut||2016 NBADL Draft: 3rd (60th)|
|Gabe McCray||G||6-7||200||11/2/1994||South Carolina State||Team Tryout|
|Dane Miller||F||6-7||225||5/10/1990||Rutgers||2016 NBADL Draft: 5th (104th)|
|Bobby Ray Parks Jr.||G||6-4||205||2/19/1993||Philippines||2016 NBADL Draft: 6th (131st)|
|Chasson Randle||G||6-2||185||2/5/1993||Stanford||Affiliate Player|
|Robert Vaden||G||6-5||215||3/3/1985||Alabama at Birmingham||Returning Player|
|Devondrick Walker||G||6-5||205||7/11/1992||Texas A&M – Commerce||Returning Player|
|Keith Wright||F||6-8||240||7/22/1989||Harvard||Returning Player|
The team also announced the hiring of Bryan Bailey as an assistant coach. The Long Island native joins head coach Mike Miller and assistant coach Derrick Alston to round out the 2016-17 Westchester Knicks coaching staff.