Hornets Announce Roster For 2021 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League

By Charlotte Hornets | August 2, 2021

The Charlotte Hornets announced today the team’s roster for the 2021 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League, which begins August 8. Hornets assistant coach Dutch Gaitley will serve as head coach of the Hornets Summer League team, highlighted by Charlotte’s 2021 first-round picks, James Bouknight and Kai Jones. The team’s full Summer League roster is listed below.

The Hornets open their MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021 schedule against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. ET and play in consecutive days, squaring off with the Sacramento Kings on Monday, Aug. 9, also at 6 p.m. ET. Charlotte will then play the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. ET and finish group play on Saturday, Aug. 14 against the Toronto Raptors at 7 p.m. ET. Following the four preliminary games of all 30 NBA teams, the two teams with the best records will meet in the Championship Game on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 9 p.m. ET. The remaining 28 teams will play a fifth and final game on Aug. 16 or 17.

All 75 games of Summer League action will take place over 10 days at Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and will air live on television on ESPN networks or NBA TV while all games will also be available to stream on the ESPN App. Extensive coverage of the Hornets Summer League team will be available on Hornets.com and the Hornets App.

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate Prior to NBA/Home Country Yrs Pro
8 LiAngelo Ball F 6-5 230 11/24/98 Vytautas Prienu (Lithuania)/USA R
5 James Bouknight G 6-5 190 09/18/00 Connecticut/USA R
22 Vernon Carey Jr. F/C 6-10 255 2/25/01 Duke/USA 1
27 DJ Carton G 6-2 200 08/05/00 Marquette/USA R
30 Nate Darling G 6-5 200 08/30/98 Delaware/Canada 1
23 Kai Jones F/C 6-11 221 01/19/01 Texas/Bahamas R
18 Arnoldas Kulboka F 6-10 209 01/04/98 Retabet Bilbao Basket/Lithuania R
16 Scottie Lewis G 6-5 185 03/12/00 Florida/USA R
34 Denzel Mahoney G/F 6-5 220 01/18/98 Creighton/USA R
12 Cameron McGriff F 6-7 220 09/30/97 Oklahoma State/USA R
14 Nick Richards C 6-11 245 11/29/97 Kentucky/Jamaica 1
7 Grant Riller G 6-3 190 02/08/97 Charleston/USA 1
31 Xavier Sneed F 6-5 215 12/21/97 Kansas State/USA R
24 Kenny Williams G 6-4 190 3/17/94 Louisville/USA 5

Head Coach: James Borrego (College – San Diego)
Summer League Head Coach: Dutch Gaitley (College – Temple)
Assistant Coaches: Jay Triano (College – Simon Fraser), Chad Iske (College – Kansas), Jay Hernandez (College – Hofstra), Nick Friedman (College – Miami)
Head Athletic Trainer: Joe Sharpe (College – Old Dominion)
Associate Head Athletic Trainer: Quinton Sawyer (College – North Carolina)

Below is the Hornets complete group play schedule for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021.

Sunday, August 8
Cox Pavilion
6 p.m. – Portland vs. Charlotte (NBA TV)

Monday, August 9
Thomas & Mack Center
6 p.m. – Charlotte vs. Sacramento (NBA TV)

Thursday, August 12
Cox Pavilion
3 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Charlotte (ESPNews/ESPNU)

Saturday, August 14
Cox Pavilion
7 p.m. – Charlotte vs. Toronto (NBA TV)

All times listed are Eastern.