Joseph Jones Joins Rockets Summer Team

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HOUSTON - Texas A&M grad Joseph Jones is on the Houston Rockets' roster for the 2008 NBA Summer League.

The center-forward was a four-year starter at the big school.

As a senior, he averaged 10.3 points per game to go with 5.4 rebounds per outing.

The best four-year run of Aggie men's basketball ever coincided with his tenure there.

The Pride of Normangee also led his Panthers to a state championship during his senior year of high school.

Veterans Aaron Brooks, Mike Harris and Loren Woods will be joined by 2008 NBA Draft class members Donté Greene, Joey Dorsey and Maarty Leunen on the 12-man roster. The Summer League entry, which will be coached by Rockets Assistant Coach Elston Turner, will play five games from July 14-20 at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

The Rockets open play on Monday, July 14 against the Phoenix Suns at 7:30 p.m. (CDT) and follow up with a contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 16 at 9:30 p.m. (CDT). Houston then plays the Denver Nuggets on July 18 (9:30 p.m. CDT) before a meeting with the Washington Wizards on July 19 (7:00 p.m. CDT) that will be televised on NBA TV. The Rockets conclude their five-game schedule against the Sacramento Kings on July 20 (7:30 p.m. CDT).

Houston Rockets 2008 NBA Summer League Roster

No.& Name College/Country NBA Exp.

0 Aaron BrooksG Oregon 1

3 Russell Robinson G Kansas R

5 Donte Greene G Syracuse R

6 Gustavo Barrera F Uraguay R

7 Dijon Thompson G/F UCLA 2

10 Maarty Leunen F Oregon R

3 Mark Tyndale G Temple R

15 Joey Dorsey F Memphis R

19 MikeHarris G Rice 1

25 Lanny Smith G Houston R

30 Joseph Jones C/F Texas A&M R

33 Loren Woods C Arizona 6

Head Coach Elston Turner (Mississippi)

Assistant Coaches Jack Sikma (Illinois Wesleyan)

T.R. Dunn (Alabama) R.J. Adelman (Willamette)

Rockets 2008 NBA Summer League Schedule:

July 14 Phoenix vs. Houston (Thomas & Mack at 7:30 p.m. CDT)

July 16 Cleveland vs. Houston (Thomas & Mack at 9:30 p.m. CDT)

July 18 Houston vs. Denver (Thomas & Mack at 9:30 p.m. CDT)

July 19 Washington vs. Houston (COX Pavilion at 7:00 p.m. CDT - NBA TV)

July 20 Sacramento vs. Houston (Thomas & Mack at 7:30 p.m. CDT.




 
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