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.

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Born College Exp.
8 Josh Akognon G 5-11 185 02/10/1986 Cal State Fullerton R
24 Patrick Christopher G 6-5 210 06/03/1988 California R
7 Jimmer Fredette G 6-2 195 02/25/1989 Brigham Young 1
18 Kenny Gabriel F 6-8 209 07/03/1989 Auburn R
30 Yancy Gates F 6-9 260 10/15/1989 Cincinnati R
40 Augustus Gilchrist F 6-10 241 10/15/1989 South Florida R
41 Darnell Jackson F 6-9 253 11/07/1985 Kansas 3
9 Dominique Johnson G 6-3 195 06/09/1987 Azusa Pacific R
16 Jarrod Jones F 6-9 234 05/27/1990 Ball State R
10 Lazeric Jones G 6-1 187 08/11/1990 UCLA R
31 Rob Kurz F 6-9 232 03/05/1985 Notre Dame 2
35 Michael Lee F 6-9 215 06/05/1986 St. Bonaventure R
26 Tony Mitchell F 6-6 210 08/07/1989 Alabama R
17 James Nunnally G 6-7 205 07/14/1990 UC Santa Barbara R
19 Adrian Oliver G 6-4 210 03/31/1988 San Jose State R
0 Thomas Robinson F 6-9 240 03/17/1991 Kansas R
45 Edgar Sosa G 6-2 170 01/15/1988 Louisville R
33 Hassan Whiteside C 7-0 235 06/13/1989 Marshall 2
16 Alex Young G-F 6-6 212 10/17/1989 IUPUI R
  • 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.


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