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Memphis Hustle Select Rights to 11 Players in Expansion Draft

The Memphis Hustle now have a new roster to pick from before starting the 2017-18 G-League campaign.

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In June this Summer the Memphis Grizzlies announced they would be adding a new G-League affiliate team to be located just across the state line in Southaven, MS.

On Wednesday, August 23rd the Grizzlies announced the roster of players the Hustle G-League team has selected the rights to in the expansion draft. There were four total G-League teams selecting players in the draft this year: Memphis Hustle (Memphis), Agua Caliente Clippers (LA Clippers), Erie BayHawks (Atlanta), Wisconsin Herd (Milwaukee).

All G-League teams were able to protect the rights of nine players currently on their roster, and each existing team could lose no more than two players from the unprotected players. The Hustle now hold the player rights to those listed below for two seasons. The 2017 G-League Draft (different draft) will take place October 21st.

Here are the players that have an opportunity to sign with the Memphis Hustle and consequently have an opportunity to be selected to the Grizzlies’ training camp.

Notables: Jimmer Fredette (shout out to @BallFromGrace, read this), D.J. Stephens (previously signed with Grizzlies), Adonis Thomas (former Memphis Tiger), and Marquis Teague (hasn’t played an NBA game since 2013)

Memphis Hustle G-League Expansion Draft Selections

Round Name Pos Height Weight DOB College/Country Prior NBAGL Team
Round Name Pos Height Weight DOB College/Country Prior NBAGL Team
1 Marquis Teague G 6-2 180 02/28/93 Kentucky/USA Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2 Okaro White F 6-8 215 08/13/92 Florida State/USA Sioux Falls Skyforce
3 D.J. Stephens G/F 6-5 188 12/19/90 Memphis/USA Iowa Wolves
4 Omari Johnson F 6-9 220 11/26/89 Oregon State/Jamaica Fort Wayne Mad Ants
5 Jamaal Franklin G 6-5 191 07/21/91 San Diego State/USA Long Island Nets
6 Adonis Thomas F 6-7 240 03/25/93 Memphis/USA Grand Rapids Drive
7 Manny Harris G 6-5 185 09/21/89 Michigan/USA Texas Legends
8 Mark Tyndale G 6-5 210 01/04/86 Temple/USA Reno Bighorns
9 Jordon Crawford G 5-6 150 07/17/90 Bowling Green/USA Canton Charge
10 Jimmer Fredette G 6-2 195 02/25/89 Brigham Young/USA Westchester Knicks
11 Terrence Drisdom G 6-5 175 07/30/92 Cal Poly Pomona/USA Santa Cruz Warriors