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Pelicans Summer League Roster Released

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Fourteen player will being vying for a training camp invite from the Pelicans.

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Say hello to your New Orleans Pelicans Summer League team. This summer's edition features seven NBA D-League players, three players born abroad, two others playing overseas, and two straight out of college.


Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Born College/Country Last Team Played For
15 Jordan Aboudou F 6-7 210 01/30/1991 France BCM Gravelines (France)
22 Khem Birch F 6-9 220 09/28/1992 UNLV/Canada Sioux Falls Skyforce (NBADL)
12 Seth Curry G 6-2 185 08/23/1990 Duke/USA Erie BayHawks (NBADL)
31 Bryce Dejean-Jones G 6-6 209 08/21/1992 Iowa State/USA Iowa State (NCAA)
7 Larry Drew II G 6-2 180 03/05/1990 UCLA/USA Sioux Falls Skyforce (NBADL)
25 Fuquan Edwin F 6-6 215 09/17/1991 Seton Hall/USA Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)
34 Drew Gordon F 6-9 245 07/12/1990 New Mexico/USA Delaware 87ers (NBADL)
6 He Tianju F 6-9 202 12/28/1990 China Liaoning Flying Leopards (China)
24 Jay Hook G 6-4 180 07/09/1993 Tulane/USA Tulane (NCAA)
14 Lazeric Jones G 6-0 187 08/11/1990 UCLA/USA Szolnoki Olaj (Hungary)
2 Victor Rudd F 6-9 235 03/18/1991 Southern Florida/USA Delaware 87ers (NBADL)
4 Will Sheehey F 6-7 200 01/16/1992 Indiana/USA Los Angeles D-Fenders (NBADL)
32 Jarvis Varnado C 6-9 230 03/01/1988 Mississippi State/USA Los Angeles D-Fenders (NBADL)
18 Gasper Vidmar C 6-11 260 09/14/1987 Slovenia Darussafaka (Turkey)

The roster features a few familiar names: Jarvis Varnado, Jay Hook, Seth Curry, and Larry Drew II.

Varnado played 24 games with the 76ers and Heat in 2013-2014, and also featured in 13 games for the Celtics and Heat the year before. As a pro, he averaged 2.9 points, .8 blocks and 1.8 rebounds in 10.7 minutes. He was the 41st overall selection by Miami in 2010, after leaving Mississippi State as the school's all-time leader in blocks, with 564.

Jay Hook was a four-year Tulane player from Waco, Texas. His senior year, he averaged 11.2 points and 5.1 blocks for the Green Wave.

Seth Curry is the younger brother of recent NBA champion and MVP Stephen Curry. Last year, he was placed on the All-NBADL First Team and averaged 23.2 points, 4.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds. Curry also had a brief stint with the Suns in the pros, but only played 21 minutes.

Finally, Larry Drew II is the son of NBA legend and coach Larry Drew. After a successful career at UCLA, Drew hit the pros. In 2014-2015, he played in 12 games for the 76ers, starting one, while posting averages of 3.8 points and 3.8 assists. The last year in the D-League, he averaged 11.2 points and 9.6 assists.

The Pelicans will be hoping to find one or two roster players on their Summer League squad. Last year's Summer League team yielded Patric Young and Russ Smith; both received NBA contracts.

The team's first game is July 10 against Milwaukee.