RENO, Nev.— Following a 27-point victory in their lone preseason exhibition contest of the season last night, the Reno Bighorns have finalized their opening night roster for the 2009-10 season.
The Bighorns waived forwards James Peters and Jermaine Johnson, bringing the roster down to the required 10 players.
Peters, a 6-9 product out of UNLV, spent the 2008-09 season in South Korea. In last night’s exhibition, he scored eight points and grabbed two rebounds in 20 minutes of action.
Johnson, a 6-7 product of the College of Charleston, was a third-team All-Southern Conference selection last season. Last night, he chipped in six points and seven boards in 17 minutes.
The Bighorns kick-off the 2009-10 season this Saturday night against the Idaho Stampede at Qwest Arena in Boise. Tip-time is set for 6 p.m. PST.
Reno opens up the home schedule on Dec. 5 against the Los Angeles D-Fenders at the Reno Events Center. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.
Season tickets are available now by calling (775) 284-2NBA or visiting www.RenoBighorns.com. Single-game tickets are on-sale now at www.RenoBighorns.com, the Reno Events Center Box Office, Silver Legacy Box Office, or by visiting any Northern Nevada Ticketmaster location or Web site.
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. For the 2009-10 season, the league will feature 16 teams – including the debut of the Maine Red Claws and the Springfield Armor. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season boasted NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front office staff for the NBA and its teams. 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 D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.