New Blood

Posted by Rob Mahoney on July 2, 2010 under News | 5 Comments to Read

Photo by AP Photo.

The Mavs released their official Vegas Summer League roster today, and there are a few surprises:

Rodrigue Beaubois3G6'2''182Guadeloupe1
J.R. Giddens5G6'5''215New Mexico2
Jeremy Lin7G6'3''200HarvardR
Amara Sy9F6'8''224FranceR
DeShawn Sims10F6'8''235MichiganR
Dominique Jones20G6'4''215South FloridaR
Shan Foster30G6'6''205VanderbiltR
Omar Samhan34C6'11''265St. Mary'sR
Mouhammad Faye35F6'9''215SMUR
Eric Tramiel42F6'7''230North TexasR
Moussa Seck44C7'4''220SenegalR

Mavs’ assistant coaches Monte Mathis and Darrell Armstrong will be the head and assistant coaches of the SL team, respectively.

Here are the prospects who participated in Mavs mini-camp, but didn’t make the Summer League roster: Jermaine Beal (Vanderbilt), Kelvin Lewis (Houston), Jamel White (Texas Wesleyan), Andre Emmett (Texas Tech; drafted by the Sonics in 2004), Tony Crocker (Oklahoma), Dwight Lewis (USC), Larry Owens (Oral Roberts/Tulsa 66ers), Derrick Byars (Drafted by the Blazers in 2007), Roderick Flemings (Hawaii), and Zivonko Buljan (TCU).

Larry Owens is probably the most regrettable omission, but the inclusion of Sy and Giddens makes up for it in my eyes. Sims isn’t a bad addition either, and while he isn’t ready for the pros just yet, he should be good in Vegas. There will be more to come later on the Summer League roster, particularly the new names.

  • mike o.

    Don’t sleep on Samhan, he’s a big reason St. Mary’s got as far as they did in the tournament.

  • DOH

    Samhan is skilled, but slow and heavy. Lifelong battle against weight.
    I’m interested to see how Amara Sy plays. Also if Seck actually learned a single move or so.

  • wacc_attack

    what about all the cats we drafted last year? calathes and the other kid whose name i cant remember.. (other than RODDDEEY)

    • Rob Mahoney

      @wacc: Calathes isn’t allowed to play because of his current contract with Panathinaikos Athens, and Ahmad Nivins is still rehabbing a knee injury he picked with Manresa.

  • Taylor

    I know Roddy B has a quick first step but has he consistantly beat the D league squad off the dribble? i truly believe he will be great but he has to prove he is a step above that competition. Also, can Dominique get in the paint at will like in college? Again, I need to see some dominance to prove anything can happen in the prime time.