Ayton, Jackson headline Suns’ 2018 Summer League roster

Jul 1, 2018, 12:45 PM | Updated: Jul 3, 2018, 9:38 am
From left to right, Phoenix Suns' George King, Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton and Elie Okobo pose for...
From left to right, Phoenix Suns' George King, Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton and Elie Okobo pose for a photo as the team introduces their new players after the NBA basketball draft Friday, June 22, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Second-year pro Josh Jackson and eight rookies, including first overall pick Deandre Ayton, headline the Phoenix Suns’ 2018 NBA Summer League roster.

The Suns announced their roster prior to their first game, a Friday, July 6 outing against the Dallas Mavericks’ summer squad at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN. That game could feature Ayton and third overall pick Luka Doncic, who was traded on draft night to the Mavericks.

Doncic is on the Mavericks’ summer league roster, but isn’t expected to play, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.

The day after on Saturday, July 7, will headline with a potential matchup of the top two picks.

Ayton and the Suns take on the Sacramento Kings, who selected Marvin Bagley III with the second overall pick. That game takes place at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN.

On July 9, it could be Ayton taking on No. 6 overall selection Mohamed Bamba of the Orlando Magic. That game takes place at 6:30 p.m. on NBA TV.

Here is a full look at the roster.

Player Pos. Ht. Previous team
Deandre Ayton C 7-foot-1 Arizona
Josh Jackson F 6-foot-8 Kansas
Dragan Bender F 7-foot-1 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Croatia)
Mikal Bridges SF 6-foot-7 Villanova
Jack Cooley F/C 6-foot-10 Notre Dame
Javonte Green G 6-foot-4 Radford
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson F 6-foot-6 Temple
Shaquille Harrison G 6-foot-4 Tulsa
George King SG 6-foot-6 Colorado
Emmett Naar PG 6-foot-1 St. Mary’s
Tai Odiase PF 6-foot-9 Tenerife (Spain)
Elie Okobo PG 6-foot-2 Pau-Orthez (France)
Alec Peters F 6-foot-9 Valparaiso
Davon Reed SG 6-foot-5 Miami

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