The Texas Legends are preparing for their eighth season in the Metroplex and have announced their training camp roster for the 2017-2018 season.
The rest of the freshly renamed “G-League” joined the Legends in the league’s draft on Saturday. Texas did not pick until the 36th overall pick and selected John Gillon, a 6-foot guard out of Syracuse. Interestingly, Gillon’s first two collegiate seasons were spent at Colorado State with his future teammates J.J. Avila and current Mavericks/Legends guard Gian Clavell.
The Legends would select six more players to round out their draft haul. In a trade, they sent their rights to NBA veteran Ben Gordon to the Windy City Bulls for the rights to 30-year-old Justin Dentmon, who has three previous stints with the Legends during his interesting professional basketball career.
Gian Clavell and Baylor-alum Johnathan Motley are the two players who are under two-way contracts and will spend a lot of time back and forth between the Mavericks active roster and time with the Legends.
Coach Bob MacKinnon Jr will enter his second season with the Legends and will enter training camp on Monday with the following roster:
Last season, Texas finished with a 25-25 record and missed the playoffs.
The Legends will open their season on November 4th when they visit the Austin Toros and will have their home opener on Saturday, November 18th when the Oklahoma City Blue come to play at Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco.
Stay tuned to Dallas Sports Fanatic for more Texas Legends coverage throughout their season.
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