Royce White was selected as the 16th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. A legitimate 6’8” 260 pound forward, White has spent time in the NBA as well as the NBA Developmental League the last few years.
Coming out of high school, White was a highly recruited prospect with ESPN giving him a 94 grade. White ended his college ball career at Iowa State University, where he posted one of the best seasons in Iowa State history. Leading the team in scoring (13.4), rebounding (9.3), assists (5.0), steals (1.1), and blocks (0.9). Making him the only Division I basketball player to lead his team in all five statistics, which speaks highly of his all around game and skill set.
White earned Associated Press Honorable Mention, All-American honors, and Basketball Times’ National Newcomer of the Year. He was a unanimous All-Big 12 First-Team selection, USBWA/NABC All-District pick, and Naismith Award Top-30 Watch list member. He was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. He was the only player from a power-six conference to rank in the top-100 nationally in rebounding (34th- 9.3), field goal percentage (36th- 53.4), and assists (57th- 5.0). He also ranked in the Big 12’s top-five in all three categories: 2nd in rebounding, 2nd in FG pct, and 5th in assists. He is just the second player in ISU history to lead his team in scoring, rebounding, and assists, the first being ex NBA player and current head coach of the Chicago Bulls, Fred Hoiberg (1994).
Royce has spent the last few years between the NBA and the D-league, having been signed to the Rockets, and multiple ten day contracts by the Sacremento Kings, including being called up multiple times. He played most recently for the Los Angeles Clippers summer league team in 2015, and was invited to the Knicks training camp this past summer in 2016. He spent his time in the D-League with the Reno Bighorns. At 25, Royce White is still a young and developing prospect that has yet to hit his prime. He has a very unique skill set, with his size, strength, and ability to play multiple positions on the court because of his all around game.
Growing up in Toronto, Liam McMorrow took an unlikely path to professional basketball. He played hockey and lacrosse for most of his youth, but after a major growth spurt, and suddenly measuring over 7 feet tall, he began looking at his choice of sports from a different vantage point. Out of high school and having almost no organized basketball experience, McMorrow found himself playing NCAA Division I basketball on a full scholarship at Marquette University.
In 2012, the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League called his name in the fourth round of the annual D-League Draft. Following his time with the Energy, McMorrow received an invitation to work with world famous NBA trainer, Joe Abunassar, at IMPACT Basketball in Las Vegas. He spent four months at IMPACT training full-time alongside current NBA players before landing on the New York Knicks 2013 Summer League roster.
For the 2013-14 season, McMorrow was signed to Taiwan's top SBL division; playing for the Bank of Taiwan. While abroad, he made the most of his first international experience by regularly posting double-double performances and averaging 16.5 points per game, with 13.0 rebounds per game.
Liam began the 2014-2015 season in the NBL of Canada, playing for the Halifax Rainmen. He was a dominant force inside and garnered a lot of interest from other leagues around the world. Ultimately, Liam ended up in the Phillipines for the remainder of the 2015 season where he was an absolute beast, averaging 27.5 ppg and 20.2 rpg.
Fresh off his best season as a professional, Liam was invited to join the Los Angeles Clippers for Summer League in Orlando, Fl. During his 5 games in Orlando, Liam shot over 80% from the field and dominated the glass.
For the 2015-2016 season, Liam joined the Jiangsu Tongxi of the CBA. During his time in China, Liam averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds, including multiple 30 point outings. After his time in China, Liam transferred to Yulon Luxgen in Taiwan, where he completed the season. He finished 3rd in the league in scoring (21.2 ppg) and 1st in rebounding (16.5 rpg) while in Taiwan.
Known for his physical presence and athletic endurance, McMorrow dominates the game on both ends of the court. Possessing great awareness and using his size to his advantage, Liam is constantly challenging opponents and dominates inside the paint. His focus and desire to never stop training has propelled him into one of the elite big men in all of basketball.
|Height:||7' 2" / 219 cm|
|Weight:||275 lbs. / 124.7 kg|
A five-year NBA veteran, Jamario Moon is a small forward that creates big plays. During his career, Moon has displayed his athleticism with the Harlem Globetrotters, he’s worked his way through top international divisions, and in 2007 he played his first season in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors where he was named NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month on February 1, 2008. Since then, he’s also played with the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Charlotte Bobcats. In 2014, Moon played in Venezuela’s top division.
Always finding the back door on his opponents for a hard slam-dunk, Moon is an electric athlete that drives hard to the paint. But it’s his defense that he’s most known for and what caught the attention of NBA scouts. He’s always been one to defend against the best player on the opposition. He aggressively goes after steals and blocks shots. In Toronto, he quickly set a club record by recording at least one block in twelve consecutive games. In his NBA Career, Moon shot 46% from the field, 80% from the line and 33% from the three.
Height: 6’8 / 203 cm
Weight: 215 lbs / 98 kg
The 7'1', Portland, Oregon native, Joe Wolfinger was recruited by his state school, University of Washington, where he played four seasons and helped the team reach the Sweet 16 in two (2006 & 2008). In his final season of eligibility he transferred to The Citadel before taking his game overseas to Slovakia and Germany.
Following Germany, Joe had his breakout season in Japan's IBL where he averaged 38.4 points per game, 17.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 45.5% from the 3-point arc. During the 2013 offseason, he came back to the US and continued playing domestically to keep his skills red hot before being signed to the Tokyo Excellence in Japan's NBDL for the 2013-14 season. In Japan, Joe had his best season yet. After being named to the 2014 NBDL All-Star team, Joe helped his team claim the Championship title while also being named the league's Top Center for the season. During championship season, Joe averaged 23.0 points per game (3rd in league), 13.5 rebounds per game (4th in league), 1.2 assists per game, and 1.0 blocks per game (5th in league).
|Height:||7' 1" / 216 cm|
|Weight:||265 lbs. / 120 kg|
Coming out of Indiana Tech University in 2011, Manny Hendrix Jr. took his game to Australia’s BIG V League where he’s played three consecutive first-class seasons on the court and in the community. In his first professional season Hendrix averaged 28 PPG, which earned him the league’s Scoring Champion award and a spot on the All-Star team. That same year Hendrix was also crowned the Dunk Contest Champion. In his most recent season, he was one of the league’s top performers with 26.8 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.6 APG, and 2.5 SPG.
In addition to his on the court dominance, Hendrix is also very involved with helping lead basketball camps for local youth, an activity that he takes a lot of pride in and from which his teams have received a lot of great publicity. His passion for the game and mentoring the next generation likely hail from his father, Manny Hendrix Sr., a six-year cornerback for the NFL Dallas Cowboys and current athletic director at the University of Utah.
Hendrix is a very athletic/versatile player with incredible shooting accuracy. He’s a player that can drive the ball to the net and create shots off the dribble. Hendrix has great ball handling skills and quick passing ability. In addition, he’s also a great defender that can take on a strong perimeter threat, protect the basket and grab rebounds.
Height: 6’2” / 188 cm
Weight: 190 lbs / 86 kg
Cyrus Tate attended NCAA Division I University of Iowa for three seasons. In 2009, following a very successful career for the Hawkeyes, Cyrus chose to continue his basketball career in Japan, where he has spent a majority of his time as a professional.
In 2010, Tate was selected in the 4th round of the D-League draft by the Bakersfield Jam and went on to play with the Dallas Mavericks during mini-camp that summer before heading back to Japan.
Tate has also played with in Israel, with Ironi Nes Ziona, where he led them to a championship in 2013. During his 6 year professional career, he has also spent time in Turkey and Mexico.
Tate understands the game of basketball very well and gets everyone involved. He finishes extremely well around the basket with both hands and can extend the defense with a solid mid range game as well. He is very quick for his size and can defend the 3, 4, and 5 position. During his career, Tate has finished in the top 5 of the league in FG percentage each season.
|Height:||6' 8" / 203 cm|
|Weight:||264 lbs / 120 kg|
Charles Hankerson Jr. was a heavily recruited player out of Coral Reef High School in Miami, Fla. As a senior, he averaged 31.0 points and 11.3 rebounds per game to earn a four-star rating from Scout.com and was ranked the No. 26 shooting guard prospect in the nation. He was named the Miami Herald 6A-5A Player of the Year as a junior after averaging 21.6 points and 6.0 rebounds, while leading Coral Reef to its first-ever state title. Hankerson spent his first two seasons of college ball playing for NCAA DI, Alabama, before transferring to the University of Wyoming where he blossomed into the dynamic combo guard that he is today.
Upon completion of his college basketball career, Hankerson signed his first professional job in Mongolia, where he is having a phenomenal rookie season.
2010-2011: Alabama (NCAA): 24 games: 2.2ppg, 1.2rpg
2011-2012: Alabama (NCAA): 30 games: 3.6ppg, 1.5rpg
2012-2013: Wyoming (NCAA): DNP
2013-2014: Wyoming (NCAA): 27 games: 5.1ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 65.0%
2014-2015: Wyoming (NCAA, starting five): 34 games: 6.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 45.6%
2015-2016: Dundgovi Hawks (Mongolia-MNBA, starting five)
|Height:||6' 4" / 193 cm|
|Weight:||228 lbs. / 104 kg|
Coming out of high school, Russell Byrd was one of the top recruits in the country (#61 on ESPN 100). Byrd was admired by scouts for his ideal size, frame, jump shot, range, and basketball IQ. At Michigan State, he was voted as co-captain by his sophomore season and enjoyed three wonderful years that included a memorable game-winning three-pointer against Big 10 rival, Iowa. In three years, his teams would go to the Sweet Sixteen twice, and the Elite Eight once. Russell transferred to The Master's College for his senior season. In a storybook tale, The Master's College traveled to East Lansing to play a pre-season game against the Spartans where Byrd scored 22 points to go along with six three-pointers. After the season, he was named an NAIA All-American honorable mention with averages of 19.6 ppg, 8.3 rpg, and 3.5apg
In 2015, Russell was selected in the 3rd round of the D-League draft, before ultimately landing in Spain for his Rookie season with Lucentum.
|Height:||6' 8" / 203 cm|
|Weight:||205 lbs. / 93 kg|
Travis George is an extremely athletic big man with great quickness and a 7'9" wingspan, which enables him to guard any player from the 1 to the 4 positon. His great leaping ability, can be unstoppable in the open court. Travis excels in pick and roll with his footwork and ability to finish strong at the rim. His physical play, shot blocking ability, and relentless rebounding makes him an asset to any team looking for a force in the interior. Another plus for this player is his ability to shoot free-throws and ability to knock down the 15 to 18 footer.
Travis has his Latin passport as well and is ready for the next opportunity!
|Height:||6' 9" / 206 cm|
|Weight:||244 lbs. / 111 kg|
Neshard Walker went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, but was invited to the Philadelphia 76ers NBA D-League Affiliated team named, the Delaware 87ers. He also had workouts with the New Orleans Pelicans as well as the San Antonio Spurs and their D league team The Austin Spurs.
Neshard is an extremely athletic 3/4/5 man that can do it all. His 40" vertical and 7'0" wingspan gives him the ability to finish above the rim and defend the basket with great blocking skills. He is a great slasher, but can also step out and shoot the ball from range.
|Height:||6' 8" / 203 cm|
|Weight:||226 lbs. / 103 kg|
Doug Thomas is a very versatile player with great athleticism. He has set records for his max vertical reach, topping out at 13 feet! He dunks everything he sees inside and blocks a ton of shots, yet he has a nice touch on his mid-range jumper. He led Sundsvall to the Swedish championship two seasons ago while being named to the All Defensive Team. He averages around 10 points and 8 rebounds anywhere he plays. From Switzerland to the D-League to the Swedish League, Doug always produces. His size – coupled with his athleticism – is hard to find. Doug has gotten NBA looks in a the past because he has that kind of talent level and has been in vet camp with the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Lakers. Doug spent last season in Japan and put up great numbers!
|Height:||6' 9" / 206 cm|
|Weight:||244 lbs. / 111 kg|
JR Johnson is a crafty all around Point Guard. He is a maestro when running the pick and roll and is great at finding his open teammates or knocking down the shot the defense gives him. He is also great at penetrating to the rim and finishing. Other strengths of his game are creating his own shot, jump shot off the dribble, catch and shoot, and attacking the rim. He is an excellent defender and defense is something he takes great pride in. JR played collegiately at East Georgia, as the starting point guard in his time there. He went on to play pro and finished up last year in Spain, and is in current season in Spain as well. His numbers on the season so far are:
18 ppg 5 apg 1.5 spg
Current Team: CB Benifaio (Spain)
Previous team: CB Vinaros (Spain)
College: East Georgia
From: Lawrenceville, Georgia