The Nets have announced they've waived Ime Udoka, meaning Dennis Horner has made the team, at once becoming the first Armor player in the hybrid era to make the Nets' roster and likely the last (and 16th) New Jersey native to make the hometown club. The roster now appears set for Monday's opener with the Wizards.
Horner, a 6'9" product of Holy Spirit High School in Atlantic City and North Carolina State, is at 23, 11 years younger than Udoka. At 6'6" Udoka would have added to the Nets backcourt glut, while Horner can fill a gap up front.
Fellow rookie MarShon Brooks tweeted his enthusiasm for Horner on Friday afternoon: "Shoutout to Dennis Horner, kid works his tail off! Story to share with my future children!!! Hardwork pays off..."
The Nets, with only two players 30 or over (DeShawn Stevenson and Mehmet Okur), are likely one of the youngest, if not the youngest, teams in the NBA.
- Nets finalize roster by waiving Ime Udoka, keeping Linwood native Dennis Horner - Jorge Castillo - Star-Ledger
Linwood's Dennis Horner makes the New Jersey Nets regular-season roster - Susan Lulgjaraj - Press of Atlantic City