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Breaking Down The Training Camp Roster For Delaware 87ers

The Sevens have invited 17 players to their training camp, but just like every other team they have to cut it down to no more than 12 players by the end of camp. Teams can have 10 active players along with two inactive players on their rosters.

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The Sevens were busy in the D-League Draft as they selected eight players when the dust was all settled. Along with those drafted, they also invited four open tryout players to camp, they have three affiliate players, and two returning players to fill out their camp roster.

Jay Bowie SG Marist Tryout
Mike Burwell SG Towson Tryout
Tiny Gallon PF Oklahoma Returning
Brandon Goode C Norfolk State Draft
Drew Gordon PF

New Mexico

Kenny Hall PF Tennessee Draft
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson SF Temple Tryout

Melvin Johnson III

SG Arkansas State Draft
Jamal Jones SG Texas A&M Draft
Sebastian Koch SG Elon Draft
Malcolm Lee SG UCLA Affiliate
LaQuentin Miles SG Central Arkansas Draft
Devon Moore SG James Madison Draft
Ronald Roberts PF Saint Joseph's Affiliate
Victor Rudd PF South Florida Tryout

D.J. Seeley

SG Cal State Fullerton Draft
B.J. Young SG Arkansas Returning

There has been a bit of a theme with teams selecting some savvy veterans for their camp rosters, but the Sevens elected to stick with the youth movement as all players invited fall in the range from 21-25 years old.

Returning Players

Tiny Gallon -- Gallon impressed last season with the Sevens. He played in 34 games logging 27.6 minutes per contest and averaging 18.9 points and 9.1 rebounds on 56.2 percent shooting from the field. Gallon is still only 23 years old and will certainly be one of the teams' leading scorers this season.


Jamal Jones -- Jones is NBA draft eligible in 2015 so, like P.J. Hairston last year, he's in it for the long haul and cannot be called-up to the NBA this year. Jones bounced around in college playing at three separate schools before leaving Texas A&M last year -- he averaged 13.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 34 games with the Aggies. Jones was taken with the Sevens' second round pick so you can expect to see steady minutes for him as he develops his game for the next level.

Affiliate Players

Ronald Roberts -- Roberts played with both Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers for the NBA's summer league, and he played quite well averaging 10.2 points and 7.4 rebounds (during his time with Philly). He turned that strong play into a multi-year deal with the Sixers before being allocated to the Sevens as an affiliate player. Gallon and Roberts down low should be a force for other teams to contend with. The D-League is a guard heavy league, so if the Sevens can get quality scoring and rebounding from Roberts, then he will certainly be a valuable asset.