HAWKS ANNOUNCE 2013 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

ATLANTA--The Atlanta Hawks today announced their 2013 training camp roster, which tips off Monday with Media Day activities at 3 p.m. on the Philips Arena practice court. With the additions of Eric Dawson, Royal Ivey, James Johnson, David Lighty, Adonis Thomas and Damien Wilkins, the team currently has a 20-man camp roster.

Dawson played this past season with the Meralco Bolts of the Philippine Basketball Association after seeing action in four games with the San Antonio Spurs in 2011-12. He has also played with the Austin Toros (2007-12) of the NBA Development League. Dawson was a member of the Hawks’ 2013 summer league team, appearing in four games.

Ivey owns averages of 3.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 12.6 minutes (.407 FG%, .362 3FG%, .706 FT%) in 490 games (114 starting assignments) over his nine-year career with Atlanta, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Oklahoma City. He was originally selected by the Hawks in the second round (37th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft and spent his first three seasons (2004-07) with Atlanta.

A four-year NBA veteran after being a first round draft pick (16th overall) by Chicago in 2009, Johnson has averaged 6.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 blocks in 18.3 minutes (.443 FG%, .678 FT%) in 219 career games (87 starting assignments) with the Bulls, Toronto and Sacramento. Johnson also saw time with the NBA D-League's Iowa Energy in 2011-12.

Lighty played with JSF Nanterre in France in 2012-13, helping the club to the French Pro A LNB championship, after spending his first professional campaign in Italy (2011-12) with Bennet Cantù and Vanoli Cremona. He averaged 14.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 31.9 minutes in 35 games (.494 FG%, .425 3FG%, .776 FT%) last year.

Thomas, a rookie, played collegiately at Memphis for two seasons, and in 2012-13, averaged 11.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 29.3 minutes (.405 FG%, .752 FT%). In 55 career games (44 starts) as a collegian, he tallied 10.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 27.5 minutes (.426 FG%, .325 3FG%, .745 FT%). The forward most recently played in three games for the Hawks during the 2013 Las Vegas NBA Summer League.

Through nine NBA seasons with Seattle/Oklahoma City, Minnesota, Atlanta, Detroit and Philadelphia, Wilkins has averaged 6.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 19.3 minutes (.427 FG%, .330 3FG%, .783 FT%) in 563 career games (149 starting assignments). The son of former NBA player Gerald Wilkins and nephew of Hawks Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins, he saw action in 52 contests off the bench for the Hawks in 2010-11, recording 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 13.0 minutes (.504 FG%, .714 FT%).

Following Monday’s Media Day, the Hawks will hold training camp at the Coliseum Training Facility on the campus of the University of Georgia from Oct. 1-3.

2013 Atlanta Hawks Training Camp Roster

# Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Prior to NBA/Home Country Yrs
6 Pero Antic F/C 6-11 260 07/29/82 Olympiacos/Macedonia R
14 Gustavo Ayon F/C 6-10 250 04/01/85 Baloncesto Fuenlabrada/Mexico 2
42 Elton Brand F/C 6-9 254 03/11/79 Duke/USA 14
5 DeMarre Carroll F 6-8 212 07/27/86 Missouri/USA 4
7 Jared Cunningham G 6-4 195 05/22/91 Oregon State/USA 1
25 Eric Dawson F 6-7 255 07/07/84 Midwestern State/USA 1
15 Al Horford F/C 6-10 250 06/03/86 Florida/Dominican Republic 6
10 Royal Ivey G 6-4 215 12/20/81 Texas/USA 9
12 John Jenkins G 6-4 215 03/06/91 Vanderbilt/USA 1
13 James Johnson F 6-9 248 02/20/87 Wake Forest/USA 4
26 Kyle Korver G 6-7 212 03/17/81 Creighton/USA 10
20 David Lighty G 6-5 220 05/27/88 Ohio State/USA R
8 Shelvin Mack G 6-3 207 04/22/90 Butler/USA 2
4 Paul Millsap F 6-8 253 02/10/85 Louisiana Tech/USA 7
17 Dennis Schroder G 6-1 168 09/15/93 NY Phantoms Braunschweig/Germany R
32 Mike Scott F 6-8 237 07/16/88 Virginia/USA 1
0 Jeff Teague G 6-2 181 06/10/88 Wake Forest/USA 4
16 Adonis Thomas F 6-7 240 03/25/93 Memphis/USA R
2 Damien Wilkins G/F 6-6 225 01/11/80 Georgia/USA 9
3 Lou Williams G 6-1 175 10/27/86 S. Gwinnett HS (GA)/USA 8
   

HEAD COACH: Mike Budenholzer (Pomona)
Assistant Coaches: Kenny Atkinson (Richmond), Darvin Ham (Texas Tech), Taylor Jenkins (Penn), Quin Snyder (Duke), Jim Thomas (Indiana)

Athletic Trainer: Wally Blase (Winona State)
Associate Trainer/Rehabilitation Coordinator: Pete Radulovic (Loyola Marymount)
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Jeff Watkinson (North Carolina State)
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