Warriors Acquire Mychel Thompson; Finalize Opening Night Roster

Official Release | November 11, 2016

SANTA CRUZ, CA – The Santa Cruz Warriors have acquired Mychel Thompson the team announced today. In a related roster moved, the Warriors have waived guard Amere May Jr. to set the final opening night roster for the 2016-17 season. The roster consists of three returning players, four affiliate players, two 2016 NBA D-League draft picks, two local tryout players, and one player acquired through a draft night trade.

The 2015 NBA D-League Champion Mychel Thompson played for the Pallacanestro Varese of Italy, appearing in nine league games and five FIBA Europe Cup games during the 2015-16 season before re-joining the Santa Cruz Warriors last February. During the 2015-16 season with Santa Cruz, Thompson appeared in 14 games, averaging 12.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.1 steals in 29.1 minutes

Below is the Warriors’ complete roster for the upcoming season:

First Last Position Height Weight School Acquired Number
Cam Jones G 6-4 185 Northern Arizona Affiliate Rule 9
Elgin Cook F 6-6 206 Oregon Affiliate Rule 23
Scott Wood F 6-6 175 NC State Affiliate Rule 14
Phil Pressey G 5-11 175 Missouri Trade for Returning Rights 26
*Jaleel Roberts C 7-1 250 UNC-Asheville Draft Pick 32
Alex Hamilton G 6-4 195 Louisiana Tech Draft Night Trade 3
Keith Steffeck F 6-9 205 William Penn Draft pick 5
Mychel Thompson F 6-6 211 Pepperdine Returning Player 15
Ferrakohn Hall F 6-8 220 Memphis Local Tryout 17
Chris Obekpa F 6-9 226 UNLV/St. John’s Affiliate Rule 21
Dennis Clifford C 7-1 262 Boston College Local Tryout 42
*Terrence Drisdom G 6-5 185 Cal Poly Pomona Returning Player 11


*Indicates inactives for the 11/12 Opening night game vs. the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

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