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Atlanta Hawks D-League Affiliate Announces Training Camp Roster

As the NBA Lockout enters its "Nuclear Winter", teams in the NBA Development League are quietly preparing to begin their season next week. The Atlanta Hawks will share their D-League affiliate the Reno Bighorns with the Sacramento Kings and the Memphis Grizzlies this season. Reno announced its training camp roster last week and will open the 2011-12 season on Friday November 25 against the Bakersfield Jam.

Here is a look at the full training camp roster for Reno:

The 2011-2012 training camp roster:(Name, Position, Height, Weight, College, Status)

Blake Ahearn, G, 6-2, 190, Missouri St.,Acquired in trade

Christopher Ayer, C/F, 6-10, 230, Loyola Maramount, Acquired in Trade

Cedric Bozeman, G/F, 6-6, 215, UCLA, Draft pick

Reuben Clayton, G, 6-3, 180, Tennesee-Martin, Local tryout

Chris Davis, G, 6-3, 190, Southern, Returning player

Nick Fazekas, C, 6-11, 235, Nevada, Returning player

Roderick Flemings, G, 6-7, 210, Hawaii Draft pick

Zachary Graham, G, 6-6, 210, Ole Miss Local tryout

Calvin Haynes, G, 6-2, 185, Oregon St., Draft pick

Bobby Howard, F, 6-7, 220, Montana St. Draft pick

Brent Jennings, F, 6-5, 210, Southern Polytechnic, Local Tryout

Chris Matthews, G, 6-4, 205, Saint Bonaventure, Local Tryout

Taj McCullough, F, 6-7, 225, Winthrop, Acquired

Augustine Okosun, F, 6-11, 240, Northwood, Draft pick

Donald Sims, G, 6-1, 170, Appalachian St., Draft pick

Doug Thomas, F, 6-9, 240, Iowa, Returning player

Dwight Thorne, G, 6-3, 185, Colorado, Local Tryout

A quick glance of that roster reveals a former Atlanta Hawks player that is still chasing the dream in Cedric Bozeman who spent time in Atlanta during the 2006-07 season. Another intriguing name on that list is 6-foot-11 center Nick Fezekas out of Nevada. Fezekas earned a cup of coffee in the NBA during the 2007-08 season with stints with the Mavericks and the Clippers.

Fezekas was the number one overall selection in the 2010 D-League draft. He started the first 12 games of the season averaging 14 points and seven rebounds but missed the remainder of the season with an injury.

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