Drive open third NBADL season tonight

The Grand Rapids Drive, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons tonight at the DeltaPlex against the Canton Charge.

It’s a new look Drive team with Rex Walters taking over on the sideline for Otis Smith and familiar faces like Lorenzo Brown and Willie Reed gone. But the Pistons have assigned rookies Henry Ellenson and Michae Gbonije to the team that also includes former NBA players Ray McCallum and Jordan Crawford and returning player Bruce Massey.

Paul Williams and Ladarius Tabb were waived on Nov. 6. Mamadou N’Diaye and Matthew Adekponye were both waived today Nov. 10. Shannon Brown has been waived due to being physically unable to play at this time.

Below is the complete 2016-17 Grand Rapids Drive roster:

# PLAYER POS HT WT DOB SCHOOL/COUNTRY STATUS
2 Ray McCallum G 6’3 190 6/12/91 University of Detroit Mercy Affiliate
3 Paul Graham III F 6’5 190 12/2/85 Florida Atlantic University Local Tryout
5 Chris Horton C 6’8 225 6/29/94 Austin Peay Draft Pick
8 Henry Ellenson * F 6’11 245 1/13/97 Marquette NBA Pistons
9 Michael Gbinije * G 6’7 200 6/5/92 Syracuse NBA Pistons
10 Trey Freeman G 6’2 180 10/12/92 Old Dominion Affiliate
11 Jeff Newberry G 6’2 185 9/22/92 Oklahoma State University Local Tryout
13 Zeke Upshaw F 6’6 215 5/27/91 Hofstra University Draft Pick
14 Pat Forsythe (i) C 6’11 245 7/6/93 University of Akron Draft Pick
15 Jordan Crawford G 6’4 195 10/23/88 Xavier University Returning
17 Alex Johnson (i) G 5’10 176 1/18/88 North Carolina State University Local Tryout
24 Chris Anderson F 6’6 220 8/16/92 Louisiana Tech Local Tryout
25 Bruce Massey G 6’3 195 9/2/90 Middle Tennessee State Returning
32 Nikola Jovanovic F 6’11 240 1/6/94 University of Southern California / Serbia Affiliate