The Rio Grande Valley Vipers, affiliate of the Houston Rockets, have finalized the team’s training camp roster.
The Vipers’ training camp roster includes returning players Julien Lewis and Chris Walker. Demetrius Jackson joins the roster on a two-way contract. Wroten, Devon Bookert, and Rodney Cooper were acquired via the 2017 NBA G League Draft.
Prior to the draft, the RGV Vipers acquired the returning player rights to RJ Hunter in exchange for a 1st round pick in the 2018 NBA G League Draft.
The RGV Vipers training camp roster can be found below.
|Danuel House||Forward||6’7||215||Texas A&M|
|Demetrius Jackson||Guard||6’1||201||Notre Dame|
|Craig Victor II||Forward||6’9||235||LSU|
|Alvin Ellis||Guard||6’4||210||Michigan State|
|Julien Lewis||Guard||6’4||195||Fresno State|
|Shane Richards||Guard||6’5||195||Manhattan College|
|Kevin Hardy||Guard||6’2||181||McNeese State University|
|Georginho De Paula||Guard||6’6||194||Brazil|
|RJ Hunter||Guard||6’5||185||Georgia State|
|Devon Bookert||Guard||6’3||181||Florida State|
The Vipers start the 2017-18 NBA G League season on the road against Oklahoma City Blue on November 3. Then the Vipers host Wisconsin Herd on November 6.
About the RGV Vipers and NBA G League
The two-time champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers are the NBA G League affiliate of the NBA Houston Rockets. The Vipers won the NBA G League Championship in 2010 and 2013. In 2013, the Vipers were also named the NBA G League Development Champions, which recognizes the team that best embodies the NBA G League’s goals of developing NBA-caliber basketball talent via call-ups and assignments. The NBA G League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 18 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA G League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA G League games on nbadleague.com.