Memphis Hustle announce 2018-19 Training Camp Roster

By Geoff Langham | October 20, 2018

Team Selects Pair of Memphis Natives in 2018 NBA G League Draft

The Memphis Hustle, the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, has finalized its 2018-19 training camp roster, the team announced today. Additionally, the team selected forward Curtis Phillips in the third round and forward Nino Johnson in the fourth round of the 2018 NBA G League Draft. Both players are Memphis natives and played at White Station High School.

Phillips (6-5, 175), played two seasons at Campbell University before transferring to Tennessee Tech where he was named to the 2018 All-OVC Second Team as a senior and averaged 14.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.79 steals in 30.6 minutes per game during the 2017-18 season.

Johnson (6-9, 245) most recently played for Thor AK Akureyri of the Icelandic Dominos League, appearing in 11 games (nine starts) averaging 17.5 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.82 blocks and 1.64 steals in 28.5 minutes per game. He played collegiately for four seasons (2011-15) at Southeast Missouri State, playing in 119 games (78 starts) and averaging 8.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.52 blocks in 23.2 minutes per game.

2018 Memphis Hustle Training Camp, presented by Select Physical Therapy, begins on Tuesday, October 23 and all players, along with Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace, Hustle General Manager and Grizzlies Director of Basketball Analytics Daniel Marcus and Head Coach Brad Jones, will be available at Media Day on Thursday, Nov. 1 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Floor Seat Lounge at FedExForum.

Memphis’ complete training camp roster can be seen below.

Player

Pos

Height

Weight

DOB

College/Country

Status

Kyle Casey

F

6-7

225

11/27/89

Harvard/USA

Returning Rights (Trade)

Markel Crawford

G

6-4

210

10/22/94

Ole Miss/USA

Affiliate Player

Terrence Drisdom

G/F

6-5

175

07/30/92

Cal Poly Pomona/USA

Returning Rights

Brandon Goodwin

G

6-2

180

10/02/95

Florida Gulf Coast/USA

Affiliate Player

Tyler Harvey

G

6-4

185

07/17/93

Eastern Washington/USA

NBA Draft Rights

Dusty Hannahs

G

6-3

210

09/02/93

Arkansas/USA

Returning Rights

Jalen Jackson

F

6-6

215

03/30/94

Ark.-Little Rock/USA

Local Tryout Player

Nino Johnson

F

6-9

245

01/15/93

SE Missouri State/USA

NBA G League Draft

Ismaila Kane

F

6-9

200

05/08/95

Atlanta Metropolitan/Senegal

Affiliate Player

Tanner McGrew

F

6-8

250

07/12/93

W. Va. Wesleyan/USA

Local Tryout Player

Doral Moore

C

7-1

280

01/27/91

Wake Forest/USA

Affiliate Player

Tarik Phillip

G

6-3

195

08/10/93

West Virginia/USA

Local Tryout Player

Curtis Phillips

F

6-5

185

02/01/96

Tennessee Tech/USA

NBA G League Draft

D.J. Stephens

G/F

6-5

188

12/19/90

Memphis/USA

Two-Way Player

Jay-R Strowbridge

G

6-0

185

02/19/88

Oregon/USA

Local Tryout Player

Yuta Watanabe

F

6-9

205

10/13/94

George Washington/Japan

Two-Way Player

 

Fans who want to support the Memphis Hustle by purchasing 2018/19 Season Tickets can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP and pressing 6. Season Ticket Packages start at just $10 per game and include multiple Season Ticket Member benefits including discounts on gear and merchandise, playoff ticket priority for both the Memphis Hustle and Memphis Grizzlies, invitations to select Grizzlies games during the 2018/19 season and more. Single Game Tickets are now available for to all games at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com, the Landers Center Box Office, online at memphishustle.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000 (TM Charge-By-Phone) or (901) 888-HOOP and pressing 6.

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