According to Joe Vardon of cleveland.com, guard Andrew White III, guard Brandon Paul, forward Casey Prather, power forward Grant Jerrett, forward Roosevelt Jones and forward Gerald Beverly are the latest additions to the Cavaliers’ Las Vegas Summer League roster.
Expected to headline the roster are guard Kay Felder and center Edy Tavares. It has also been reported that guard T.J. Williams, a Northeastern product, has also agreed to play for Cleveland in Las Vegas.
White is the headliner because of his size and profile. A 6’7” swingman, White averaged 18.5 points per game and was third team All-ACC at Syracuse last season as a graduate transfer. White, who is a bit older at 24, also played for Kansas and Nebraska in college.
Paul, 26, is a 6’4” guard who played for the University of Illinois in college. In 2014-15, he played for the Canton Charge and most recently Anadolu Efes in Turkey — the same team Cavs international prospect Cedi Osman plays for.
Prather, 26, is a 6’6” wing who played for the University of Florida in college. He previously played for the Bakersfield Jam in the D-League and has spent for the past few years playing for the Perth Wildcats in the National Basketball League in Australia. He did play for the Dallas Mavericks in last year’s Orlando Summer League.
Jerrett, 23, is a 6’10” forward who played for the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association last year. He was a second round pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2013 NBA Draft before having his rights traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He bounced around the D-League and NBA before heading to China. He played collegiately at the University of Arizona.
Jones, 24, and Beverly, 23, both play for the Charge. Jones is a 6’4” guard who was Canton’s first round pick in the then-D-League draft. He eventually became one of the team’s best players while appearing in a team-high 46 games. Beverly appeared in 40 games for Canton, but played limited minutes behind starter Eric Moreland.
None of the Cavs’ newest signees have signed a deal beyond summer league yet, so it’s likely all are playing for a shot at a training camp invitation. The full roster should be announced soon and it’s possible Osman could be on it if Cleveland signs him in time, or at all.
The Cavs’ summer league team will be coached by assistant coach Damon Jones. Play begins on July 7.