Vernon Carey Jr. headlines Hornets rookies to play in G League bubble

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Charlotte Hornets second-round pick Vernon Carey Jr. headlines the group of players expected to participate in the 2021 NBA G League season with the Greensboro Swarm at the Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida.

The Swarm are one of 18 teams set to play a 12-to-15 game schedule in a single-site location beginning next month. The league will announce the complete game schedule at a later date but the top eight teams will advance to a single-elimination playoff, set to run in March.

In addition to Carey, Nick Richards, Grant Riller and Nate Darling are among the rookie players set to join the Swarm in the bubble. Richards and Riller were both second-round picks while Darling went undrafted, but, like Riller, is signed to a two-way contract.

Name

Pos.

Prior/Country

Classification

Vernon Carey Jr.

C

Duke/USA

Assignment

Keandre Cook

G

Missouri State/USA

Affiliate

Nate Darling

G

Delaware/Canada

Two-Way

Javin DeLaurier

F

Duke/USA

Affiliate

Ahmed Hill

G

Virginia Tech/USA

Returning Rights

Ray McCallum

G

Detroit-Mercy/USA

Returning Rights

Jalen McDaniels

F/C

San Diego State/USA

Assignment

KJ McDaniels

F

Clemson/USA

Returning Rights

Nick Richards

C

Kentucky/Jamaica

Assignment

Grant Riller

G

Charleston/USA

Two-Way

Jeff Roberson

F

Vanderbilt/USA

Returning Rights

Admiral Schofield

F

Tennessee/USA

Draft

Kobi Simmons

G

Arizona/USA

Returning Rights

Xavier Sneed

F

Kansas State/USA

Affiliate

Kahlil Whitney

F

Kentucky/USA

Affiliate

Players, coaches, team and league staff living on the campus at Disney will be guided by comprehensive league-wide health and safety protocols, which are based on the core principles of social distancing, mask-wearing, hand hygiene and COVID-19 testing.

Teams were expected to arrive in Orlando this week to begin a mandatory quarantine period. Players will be tested daily for the coronavirus and must register three negative PCR tests at least 24 hours apart before receiving clearance to play.

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