Rio Grande Valley Vipers finalize roster for G League ‘bubble’ season

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The Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Vipers, who are the NBA G League affiliate organization of the Houston Rockets, finalized their roster for the upcoming 2021 season at the Disney World “bubble” near Orlando.

The Vipers’ roster includes returning players William McDowell-White, Shawn Occeus, and Ray Spalding. In addition, 2021 NBA G League draftees Armoni Brooks and Jarron Cumberland are joining RGV.

The RGV roster now stands at 12, including two-way players Mason Jones and Brodric Thomas. All are eligible to join the squad at the “bubble” site when the season begins in February. (That said, since Jones currently has a rotation role with the short-handed Rockets, he might stay with the parent organization at the NBA level for a while longer.)

The complete roster can be seen below.

1 Armoni Brooks | Guard | 6’3 | 195 | Houston, | Draft
3 Jarron Cumberland | Guard | 6’5 | 210 | Cincinnati, | Draft
34 Josh Huestis | Forward | 6’7 | 230 | Stanford, | Returner
9 Mason Jones* | Guard | 6’4 | 200 | Arkansas, | Two-Way
5 William McDowell-White | Guard | 6’5 | 185 | California State, | Returner
42 Trhae Mitchell | Forward | 6’6 | 196 | South Alabama, | Tryout
18 Shawn Occeus | Guard | 6’4 | 210 | Northeastern, | Returner
21 Trevelin Queen | Guard | 6’6 | 190 | New Mexico State, | Affiliate
23 Josh Reaves | Guard | 6’4 | 214 | Penn State, | Affiliate
26 Ray Spalding | Forward | 6’9 | 225 | Louisville, | Returner
33 Brodric Thomas* | Guard | 6’5 | 185 | Truman State. | Two-Way
0 Kenny Wooten | Forward | 6’8 | 235 | Oregon, | Affiliate

*Two-Way Player

The returning player rights to Josh Huestis were acquired by Rio Grande Valley via a trade with Austin Spurs during the 2019-20 season, and he returns to the United States after a stint with Bayern Munich (German Basketball League) last season. Josh Reaves, Kenny Wooten, and Trevelin Queen are joining the Vipers as affiliated players.

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Trhae Mitchell joins RGV as a local tryout player after finishing his collegiate career at South Alabama. In addition, nine players on the Vipers’ roster have previously signed an NBA contract, while seven have previously competed in the G League.

The 2021 NBA G League game and broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit www.rgvipers.com. .

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