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NBA D-League: Reno Bighorns Announce Roster, Open Season Friday

Blake Ahearn will make his debut for the Reno Bighorns Friday night against the Bakersfield Jam.  (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
Blake Ahearn will make his debut for the Reno Bighorns Friday night against the Bakersfield Jam. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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The Atlanta Hawks D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns will open their 2011-12 season on Friday November 25 against the Bakersfield Jam. That game is one of seven on the NBA D-League's opening night slate that is highlighted by the Cleveland Cavaliers' brand new D-League franchise, the Canton Charge, playing its first ever game against the Iowa Energy.

The Bighorns debuted at No. 3 in the Western Conference Power Rankings at Ridiculous Upside trailing only the Austin Toros and Los Angeles Defenders.

As always, NBA D-League games can be seen on the internet for free with NBA D-League Futurecast.

Here is a look at the Reno Bighorns' opening day roster:

Reno Bighorns Opening Day Roster

Name Pos Ht Wt College

Blake Ahearn

G

6-2

190

Missouri St.

Christopher Ayer

C/F

6-10

230

Loyola-Maramount

Cedric Bozeman

G/F

6-6

215

UCLA

Reuben Clayton

G

6-3

180

Tennesee-Martin

Nick Fazekas

C

6-11

235

Nevada

Zachary Graham

G

6-6

210

Ole Miss

Chris Matthews

G

6-4

205

St. Bonaventure

Taj McCullough

F

6-7

240

Winthrop

Donald Sims

G

6-1

170

Appalachian St.

Doug Thomas

F

6-9

240

Iowa

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