Suns Summer League roster features Goodwin, Oriakhi

Draft picks Goodwin, Oriakhi among 12 players for Suns' Summer League team.

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns begin two-a-day workouts Tuesday at U.S. Airways Center in preparation for the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from July 12 to 22.

The 12-man roster is highlighted by Suns’ 2013 first-round pick Archie Goodwin (29th overall), second-round pick Alex Oriakhi (57th overall), along with veteran Suns players Diante Garrett, Kendall Marshall, Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris and P.J. Tucker. Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek will serve as head coach of the summer league team.

Phoenix tips off its summer league schedule at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, versus the Portland Trail Blazers at the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of UNLV.  With this year’s debut of a tournament-style schedule, each team will compete in three preliminary round games from July 12-16 before being seeded in a tournament that runs through the championship game on July 22. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.

The Suns will hold twice-daily practice sessions for three days before leaving for Las Vegas.


Thomas Abercrombie, F, 6-6, 207, Washington State

Chris Babb, G, 6-5, 225, Iowa State

Dionte Christmas, G, 6-5, 205, Temple

Jake Cohen, F, 6-10, 235, Davidson

Diante Garrett, G, 6-4, 175, Iowa State

Archie Goodwin, G, 6-5, 198, Kentucky

Kendall Marshall, G, 6-4, 200, North Carolina

Marcus Morris, F, 6-9, 235, Kansas

Markieff Morris, F, 6-10, 245, Kansas

Arinze Onuaku, C, 6-9, 276, Syracuse

Alex Oriakhi, F, 6-9, 255, Missouri

PJ Tucker, F, 6-6, 235, Texas


Saturday, July 13, vs. Portland, Thomas and Mack Center, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, July 15, vs. Minnesota, Thomas and Mack Center, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16, vs. Memphis, Thomas and Mack Center, 5:30 p.m.