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November 14, 2019
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SC Warriors: Training camp roster and schedule announced for upcoming season

The Santa Cruz Warriors on Sunday announced this year’s training camp roster and schedule as it prepares for the 2019-20 NBA G League season. 

Warriors coach Kris Weems will lead 16 players through training camp starting tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Kaiser Permanente Arena.

This year’s roster includes five returning rights players: Deyonta Davis, Andre Dawkins, Jeremy Pargo, Juan Toscano-Anderson and Kevin Young. Santa Cruz also has three players from Golden State’s training camp roster such as Jared Cunningham, Andrew Harrison and Devyn Marble. 

The remaining roster includes four local tryout players: Kiwi Gardner, DJ Johnson, Makinde London and Trevor Manuel. 

Golden State Warriors two-way player Ky Bowman and three players selected in the 2019 NBA G League Draft: Isaiah Reese, Vander Blue and Jordan Brangers.

Santa Cruz made a trade to acquire the player rights to Reese, who was the sixth overall selection in Saturday’s draft. They also received a 2020 second round draft pick from the Austin Spurs after the Warriors sent them the player rights of center Kavion Pippen, nephew of NBA legend Scottie Pippen. 

Santa Cruz selected guards Vander Blue (41st overall) and Jordan Brangers (43rd overall) in the second round of the draft. 

Reese, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound guard, played for the Houston Rockets in the 2020 NBA Summer League, logging two points, two assists and two steals in three games over 14 minutes. 

Reese played three seasons at Canisius College where he averaged 11.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.7 steals in 89 career games — 53 starts.

Blue, a 6-foot-4, 196-pound guard, is a six-year NBA G League veteran who averaged 10.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.21 steals over 39 total games with the Wisconsin Herd and Texas Legends during the 2018-19 season. 

The 2016-17 NBA G League MVP was also a member of the South Bay Lakers. He’s averaged 21.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.60 steals in 225 career games. Blue has NBA experience with the Boston Celtics (2013-14) and Los Angeles Lakers (2014-15, 2017-18).

Brangers, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound guard, played for Eisbaren Bremerhaven, a team in the first tier of Germany’s Basketball Bundesliga (Federal Basketball League). He averaged 12.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 26.0 minutes over 10 games. 

Brangers averaged 18.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 57 games for South Plains College in Texas. He earned NJCAA First-Team All American Honors during his freshman campaign in 2016-17.

The Warriors will play their season opener against the Stockton Kings on Nov. 8 and their home opener on the following day. Both games are slated to begin at 7 p.m.

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