Suns Summer League roster features Goodwin, Oriakhi

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.