The Wizards announced their 2017 Summer League roster on Wednesday. Below are some notes on the guys you may have not heard of. For the full list, click here.
[Name, position, last team (height, weight)]
Ike Diogu, F, Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings (China) (6-8, 255)
- Diogu turns 34 in September. He has six years of NBA experience, but hasn't played since 2012 when he was with the Spurs.
Jasonn Hannibal, C, Victoria Roadrunners (Mexico) (6-10, 270)
- Hannibal served on the Wizards' staff this past season as a player development assistant. He is best friends with former Wizards player Andrew Nicholson and played professionally overseas in Iran in one of his stops before Washington.
Max Hooper, G, G-League (6-6, 200)
- He played for Harvard, St. John's and Oakland in the collegiate ranks, once hit 118 threes in five minutes. And as a senior at Oakland, he attempted 257 shots and every single one of them was a three. Seriously.
Here is the video of him hitting 118 threes, by the way:
Kris Jenkins, F, Villanova (6-6, 235)
- Jenkins is from D.C. and went to high school at Gonzaga. His uncle is a huge Wizards fan. Jenkins is best known for hitting the game-winning shot in the 2016 NCAA Tournament finals for Villanova. He worked out for the Wizards in June.
Marcus Keene, G, Central Michigan (5-9, 160)
- At just 5-9, Keene led the NCAA in scoring last season by averaging exactly 30.0 poinsts per game. He worked out for the Wizards before the draft.
Kevin Pangos, G, Gonzaga (6-2, 185)
- A star at Gonzaga University, Pangos hails from Canada. His uncle played in the NHL and his cousin was drafted by the Washington Capitals.
Jaleel Roberts, C, G-League (7-0, 235)
- Roberts played for the Wizards in the 2015 Summer League. He was cut during mini-camp before summer league last year and didn't make the trip. The Wizards also had paid Roberts to attend Tim Grgurich's skills camp.
Devin Robinson, F, Florida (6-8, 200)
- A Virginia-native, Robinson has a 7-1 wingspan and 41-inch vertical leap. He's the favorite among this group to earn a roster spot.
Jalen Ross, G, Hartford (6-1, 185)
- Ross is the son of Wizards' Vice President of Player Personnel Frank Ross. He has been focusing on earning a roster spot overseas.
Maalik Wayns, G, Maccabil Rishon LeZion (Israel) (6-1, 195)
- He played for the Wizards' summer league in 2014 and the Dallas Mavericks in '15. Since leaving Villanova in 2012, he has played from Italy to Russia to Lithuania to several stops in the D-League and NBA.
Michael Young, F, Pittsburgh (6-9, 235)
- The Wizards signed Young to a two-way contract on Wednesday, the first one they have handed out since they were introduced in the new CBA.