Jimmer Fredette, Hassan Whiteside and Thomas Robinson will headline Kings summer league team

The Sacramento Kings summer league squad is beginning to take shape.  Today, the team announced 19 players who will compete in a four-day mini camp before the Kings start action in Las Vegas.

The roster is highlighted by sophomore guard Jimmer Fredette, rookie big man Thomas Robinson and third-year center Hassan Whiteside.  Kings starting point guard Isaiah Thomas will not play along with small forward Tyler Honeycutt, who suffered a stress fracture in his right foot that’s sidelined him for at least a month.

Former Kings big man Darnell Jackson is among the notable invitees.  Rather than waiting for a resolution to the NBA lockout last year, Jackson accepted an offer to play in Europe instead.  Jackson will be a positive influence to have around the rookie Robinson, as both Kansas alums have endured their share of personal tragedy in their lives.

After the jump, a list of the entire mini-camp roster, as well as a few notes.

8Josh AkognonG5-1118502/10/1986Cal State FullertonR
24Patrick ChristopherG6-521006/03/1988CaliforniaR
7Jimmer FredetteG6-219502/25/1989Brigham Young1
18Kenny GabrielF6-820907/03/1989AuburnR
30Yancy GatesF6-926010/15/1989CincinnatiR
40Augustus GilchristF6-1024110/15/1989South FloridaR
41Darnell JacksonF6-925311/07/1985Kansas3
9Dominique JohnsonG6-319506/09/1987Azusa PacificR
16Jarrod JonesF6-923405/27/1990Ball StateR
10Lazeric JonesG6-118708/11/1990UCLAR
31Rob KurzF6-923203/05/1985Notre Dame2
35Michael LeeF6-921506/05/1986St. BonaventureR
26Tony MitchellF6-621008/07/1989AlabamaR
17James NunnallyG6-720507/14/1990UC Santa BarbaraR
19Adrian OliverG6-421003/31/1988San Jose StateR
0Thomas RobinsonF6-924003/17/1991KansasR
45Edgar SosaG6-217001/15/1988LouisvilleR
33Hassan WhitesideC7-023506/13/1989Marshall2
16Alex YoungG-F6-621210/17/1989IUPUIR
  • Assistants Bobby Jackson and Alex English will serve as co-head coaches of the summer league team.
  • The Kings took a look at six of their mini-camp invites during last month’s pre-draft process.  Kenny Gabriel, Yancy Gates, Augustus (Gus) Gilchrist, Lazeric Jones, James Nunnally and Alex Young all worked out for the Kings prior to the 2012 NBA Draft.
  • Adrian Oliver was a 2011 Kings training camp invite.  The local kid from Modesto also spent some time with the Reno Bighorns, the Kings’ D-League affiliate before signing a contract in Greece.
  • Rob Kurz briefly played for the Golden State Warriors during the 2008-09 season while head coach Keith Smart was an assistant under Don Nelson.  Kurz actually started five games for the Warriors that year.

Summer League action begins next week July 13.  For a complete list of the Kings’ five-game schedule click here.


Jonathan Santiago
Jonathan Santiago serves Cowbell Kingdom as senior editor specializing in writing, podcasting and video production. He also handles the majority of CK’s day-to-day beat coverage of the Kings.

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