The Long Island Nets have finalized their 16-man training camp roster, highlighted by Jaylen Hands, the Nets late second round pick, and their two two-ways, Henry Ellenson and Timothe Luwawu-Caborrot.
Hands, taken at No. 56 in the second round of last June’s Draft, was assigned to Long Island under the G League’s draft rights provision, which allows NBA teams to sign a second round pick directly their G League affiliate. The Nets will retain his draft rights just as they would if he had been signed to an overseas deal. He is, in effect, a domestic stash, the Nets sixth.
In addition to Hands, the roster includes Ellenson and Luwawu-Cabarrot, the Nets two-way players this season; four affiliate players cut by Brooklyn; two returning rights players, three G League Draft selections, and four local tryout participants. Of the 16, four have NBA experience with Luwawu-Cabarrot leading the group with 171 games.
The four players who received training camp invites from Long Island’s local player tryouts are Ash Yacoubou of St Louis, Angel Nunez of South Florida, Dupree McBrayer of Minnesota (and Queens) and Jonathan Kasibabu of Fairfield.
There’s the full list, their positions and how they were acquired...
—Deng Adel F (Returning (via trade)
—Devin Cannady G (Affiliate)
—Joe Cremo G (Draft)
—John Egbunu C (Affiliate)
—Henry Ellenson F (Two-Way)
—Jaylen Hands G (Draft Rights)
—Jonathan Kasibabu F (Local Tryout)
—Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot F (Two-Way)
—CJ Massinburg G (Affiliate)
—Dupree McBrayer G (Local Tryout)
—Jahmal McMurray G (Draft via Trade)
—Angel Nunez F (Local Tryout)
—Ismael Sanogo F (Returning)
—Myles Stephens G (Draft)
—C.J. Williams G (Affiliate)
—Ash Yacoubou G (Local Tryout)
Five international players —including four Africans— are on the roster: Adel (South Sudan); Egbunu (Nigeria); Kasibabu (Congo); Luwawu-Cabarrot (France) and Sanogo (Ivory Coast).
Not all 16 players will make the Long Island team following training camp. All NBA G League rosters consist of a minimum of 10 players, not including two-way players. The roster can expand to 13 players if it’s parent club, the Brooklyn Nets, assigns players from the NBA roster.
Long Island training camp begins Monday.