SANTA CRUZ, CA – The Santa Cruz Warriors have acquired Mychel Thompson the team announced today. In a related roster moved, the Warriors have waived guard Amere May Jr. to set the final opening night roster for the 2016-17 season. The roster consists of three returning players, four affiliate players, two 2016 NBA D-League draft picks, two local tryout players, and one player acquired through a draft night trade.
The 2015 NBA D-League Champion Mychel Thompson played for the Pallacanestro Varese of Italy, appearing in nine league games and five FIBA Europe Cup games during the 2015-16 season before re-joining the Santa Cruz Warriors last February. During the 2015-16 season with Santa Cruz, Thompson appeared in 14 games, averaging 12.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.1 steals in 29.1 minutes
Below is the Warriors’ complete roster for the upcoming season:
|Cam||Jones||G||6-4||185||Northern Arizona||Affiliate Rule||9|
|Scott||Wood||F||6-6||175||NC State||Affiliate Rule||14|
|Phil||Pressey||G||5-11||175||Missouri||Trade for Returning Rights||26|
|Alex||Hamilton||G||6-4||195||Louisiana Tech||Draft Night Trade||3|
|Keith||Steffeck||F||6-9||205||William Penn||Draft pick||5|
|Chris||Obekpa||F||6-9||226||UNLV/St. John’s||Affiliate Rule||21|
|Dennis||Clifford||C||7-1||262||Boston College||Local Tryout||42|
|*Terrence||Drisdom||G||6-5||185||Cal Poly Pomona||Returning Player||11|
*Indicates inactives for the 11/12 Opening night game vs. the Los Angeles D-Fenders.