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Sunday, October 22, 2017
Wolves Announce 2017 Training Camp Roster
Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Wolves announced today the team has finalized their training camp roster at 14 players. The team also announced today the acquisition of Melo Trimble, Amile Jefferson and Shawne Williams as affiliate players for the Iowa Wolves after participating in training camp with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Jefferson, 24, played with the Timberwolves in the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 2.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 11.0 minutes in five games. As a fifth-year senior at Duke University during the 2016-17 season, Jefferson averaged 10.9 points and 8.4 rebounds while shooting 61.3% from the field. Jefferson was a member of Duke’s 2015 Championship team and was a teammate of the Timberwolves’ Tyus Jones. During his collegiate career, Jefferson played in a school-record 150 games (103 starts), averaging 7.2 points on 62.0% shooting and 6.3 rebounds. He finished his career at Duke ranked first in games played, second in field goal percentage, third in offensive rebounds (361), seventh in blocks (138) and 11th in total rebounds (944). Jefferson became just the 11th player in Duke history to amass 1,00 points and 900 rebounds in his career. The forward was named four times to the All-ACC Academic Team, becoming the first player in team history to do so.
Trimble, 22, played three seasons at the University of Maryland, averaging 15.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 104 games. During his junior season in 2016-17, Trimble averaged 16.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 33 games and was named First Team Big Ten by the coaches and media. He was also named an Associate Press Honorable Mention All-American. In 2015-16, Trimble averaged 14.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists and was named a Second-Team All-Big Ten selection while leading Maryland to a Sweet Sixteen appearance for the first time since 2003. Trimble finished his career ranked 13th in points (1,658), second in career free throws made (503), eighth in made three-point field goals (177), 12th in assists (403) and 19th in steals (124) in program history. He is one of only four players in program history to finish a career with 1,600 points, 400 assists and 150 steals. Trimble played for Philadelphia in the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 10.3 points and 1.3 steals in three games.
Williams, 31, last played in the NBA in 2014-15, averaging 5.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 63 games for the Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons. In eight NBA seasons, the 6-9 forward has career averages of 5.6 points and 3.0 rebounds in 314 games. Williams was drafted in the first round (17th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. He played his first two seasons with the Pacers and has also seen action with the Dallas Mavericks (2008-2010), New York Knicks (2010-2011), New Jersey Nets (2011-12) and Los Angeles Lakers (2012-13).
In addition to three affiliate signings, the Iowa Wolves selected four players on Saturday in the 2017 NBA G League Draft.
Iowa’s full list of 2017 NBA G League Draft selections
Draft Pick Name Position HT WT College
No. 8 Marquise Moore G 6-2 208 George Mason University
No. 27 Tony Parker F/C 6-9 275 UCLA
No. 53 Vince Garrett G 6-6 220 Wisconsin-Green Bay
No. 55 Jarvis Williams G 6-6 195 Minnesota State-Mankato
With the eighth selection in the first round, the Wolves selected guard Marquise Moore from George Mason University. During his senior season, Moore (6-2, 208) averaged 16.9 points, 10.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while leading the Atlantic 10 in rebounds as a point guard. Moore finished his career as the only player in program history to record at least 1,200 points, 600 rebounds and 350 assists. He also set the George Mason single-season record for rebounds (369) as a senior.
The Iowa Wolves selected Tony Parker (6-9, 275) with the No. 27 overall pick. Parker finished his career at UCLA averaging 8.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in 136 contests. He finished sixth in career games played (136) and ninth in career blocks (94) in UCLA history. Parker is one of only 16 players in Bruin history to total at least 1,000 points and 670 career rebounds. He helped lead UCLA to three-straight NCAA tournament appearances (2013, 2014 and 2015), back-to-back Sweet Sixteen appearances (2014, 2015) and a Pac-12 Tournament title (2014).
In addition, Wes Washpun and Traevon Jackson will return to the team after previously playing for the Iowa Energy.
The Iowa Wolves also invited former University of Northern Iowa forward and Minneapolis local player tryout Marvin Singleton to training camp. Singleton appeared in 95 games during his four-year career at UNI and played alongside Wolves point guard Wes Washpun for two seasons with the Panthers.
Iowa’s full 2017 training camp roster is below:
Name Pos HT WT College
Obij Aget C 7-1 220 New Mexico
Michael Bryson G 6-4 200 UC-Santa Barbara
Vince Garrett G 6-6 220 Wisconsin-Green Bay
David Hicks G 6-1 195 Long Island University
Traevon Jackson G 6-3 215 Wisconsin
Amile Jefferson F 6-9 224 Duke
Lamont Mack F 6-7 230 Charlotte
Marquise Moore G 6-2 208 George Mason
Tony Parker C 6-9 275 UCLA
Marvin Singleton F 6-6 237 UNI
Melo Trimble G 6-3 195 Maryland
Wes Washpun G 6-1 175 UNI
Jarvis Williams G 6-6 195 Minnesota State-Mankato
Shawne Williams F 6-9 230 Memphis
The Wolves begin their inaugural season on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:00 p.m. versus the Lakeland Magic. Wolves single-game and season tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit IAWolves.com or call (515) 564-8550.