D-Fenders Finalize Training Camp Roster and Schedule

By Ryan Primeaux | October 30, 2016

EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles D-Fenders have finalized the team’s training camp roster and schedule, following the conclusion of the 2016 NBA D-League Draft on Sunday.

The 17-man roster includes the additions of Julian Jacobs and Travis Wear as affiliate players from the Los Angeles Lakers, six returners from a 2015-16 Western Conference championship squad, four selections from the six-round draft, two players that were acquired through draft-day trades and three local tryout athletes.

Following the conclusion of the draft, the D-Fenders traded Jamal Branch and Anthony January to Reno in exchange for David Nwaba, Kourtlin Jackson, and the returning player rights to David Wear. The move is pending the successful completion of physicals.

The D-Fenders training camp roster (attached) stands at 17.

Dii’Jon Allen-Jordan F 6-5 189 Campbellsville Draft
Gerald Beverly F 6-7 224 Daemen Draft
Vander Blue G 6-4 200 Marquette Returning
Troy Devries G 6-4 200 New Mexico Tryout
Wally Ellenson G 6-6 200 Marquette Draft
David Foster C 7-3 260 Utah Tryout
Justin Harper F 6-10 225 Richmond Returning
Kourtlin Jackson G 6-4 189 Southern Mississippi Draft Trade
Julian Jacobs G 6-4 180 USC Affiliate
Josh Magette G 6-1 180 Alabama-Huntsville Returning
David Nwaba G 6-4 209 Cal Poly Draft Trade
Jerome Seagears G 6-1 180 UNLV Draft
D.J. Schumpert F 6-7 220 Cal State – San Bernadino Returning
Kenneth Smith G 6-3 180 Louisiana Tech Returning
Roscoe Smith F 6-9 202 UNLV Returning
Michael Snaer G 6-5 200 Florida State Tryout
Travis Wear F 6-10 190 UCLA Affiliate

Additionally, the D-Fenders franchise has announced the schedule for its 2016 training camp that is set to begin on Wednesday, November 2, continuing through Wednesday, November 9. All practices will be held at the team’s Toyota Sports Center headquarters (555 N. Nash St., El Segundo, CA 90245).

Media availability will take place following the conclusion of each practice session, unless otherwise noted. Media members planning to attend a practice session should make prior arrangements with T.C. Greene (tgreene@d-fenders.com) of the Los Angeles D-Fenders Public Relations Department. All times are subject to change or cancellation.

Los Angeles will open the regular season against the Iowa Energy at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 11, from the Toyota Sports Center, when the 2016-17 NBA D-League season kicks off with a record 22 teams.

Single-game or full-season ticket packages can be purchased now. For more information, contact Stephen Robbins at 310-426-6043 or srobbins@d-fenders.com, or visit www.d-fenders.com.