The Delaware Blue Coats wrap up their training camp Monday October 29th. Sunday the team announced that it has made 5 cuts to get down to its season roster limit of 12.
Among the cuts were draft picks Marcus Marshall, Jordan Downing and Kameron Rooks.
The team is committed to player development and matching the Philadelphia 76ers as much as possible when it comes to on court roles and scheme. The team will be lead by 76ers two way players, Shake Milton and Demetrius Jackson in the back court, as well as Summer league stand outs Norvelle Pelle and Cameron Oliver.
See the full Blue Coats press release below:
DELAWARE BLUE COATS WAIVE FIVE PLAYERS
TEAM ANNOUNCES ROSTER CUTS; REGULAR SEASON BEGINS NOV. 3
CAMDEN – OCT. 28, 2018 – The Delaware Blue Coats, the NBA G League Affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, announced today that the team has waived Jordan Downing, Darin Johnson, Lenjo Kilo, Marcus Marshall and Kameron Rooks.
The Blue Coats’ roster now consists of 12 players, including 76ers’ two-way players Demetrius Jackson and Shake Milton.
The team begins the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 3 in Mississauga, Ontario Canada against Raptors 905. The home opener is Tuesday, Nov. 20 when the Blue Coats take on the Canton Charge at 7:00 p.m. at The Center (3601 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia). The first 10,000 fans at the gate for the home opener will receive a limited edition Joel Embiid bobblehead when doors open at 6:00 p.m.
The grand opening of 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 4 against the Grand Rapids Drive.
The Delaware Blue Coats are the official NBA G League Affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. The Blue Coats are named for the legendary 1st Delaware Regiment, which was known for its signature blue combat uniforms and courageous participation in the American Revolution of 1776. The team is set to play the 2018-19 NBA G League season in the all-new 76ers Fieldhouse coming to Wilmington, Delaware. Founding season ticket membership deposits are available now. For more information, visit SIXERS.COM/BlueCoats.
ABOUT THE NBA G LEAGUE:
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 27 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2018-19 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time-high 53 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2017-18 season boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.