Memphis Hustle finalize 2018-19 opening night roster

By Geoff Langham | October 31, 2018

The Memphis Hustle, the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, has finalized its opening night roster for the 2018-19 season, the team announced today. Memphis waived forward Nino Johnson and guard Jay-R Strowbridge to cut the roster to 13 players, including Grizzlies assignee Jevon Carter and two-way players D.J. Stephens and Yuta Watanabe.

All 13 players, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace, Hustle General Manager and Grizzlies Director of Basketball Analytics Daniel Marcus and Hustle Head Coach Brad Jones will be available at the team’s media day, which takes place tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. inside the Floor Seat Lounge at FedExForum.

The complete opening night roster can be seen below.


Player Pos Height Weight DOB College/Country Status
Jevon Carter G 6-2 196 09/14/95 West Virginia/USA Assignment
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 6-4 195 09/02/93 Arkansas/USA Returning Rights
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
D.J. Stephens G/F 6-5 188 12/19/90 Memphis/USA Two-Way 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 all games at all Ticketmaster locations,, the Landers Center Box Office, online at or by calling 1-800-745-3000 (TM Charge-By-Phone) or (901) 888-HOOP and pressing 6.

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