2019 NBA G League International Challenge team rosters announced

NEW YORK – The NBA G League today announced team rosters for the NBA G League International Challenge.  The basketball exhibition tournament comprised of teams from around the world will be held at the Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay for the first time from Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.

Participating teams include the USA’s NBA G League Elite Team (a team of top talent from the NBA’s official minor league), Argentina’s San Lorenzo, Brazil’s Flamengo, Germany’s FC Bayern Munich, Mexico’s Capitanes and Uruguay’s Elite Team.

The tournament will begin with three days of group play, culminating in a final four semifinals and championship game between the top two teams.  The NBA G League International Challenge will be livestreamed in Uruguay by Antel on the Vera TV and Vera+ websites and apps.  Fans can buy tickets and gain access to exclusive offers and more by visiting www.nbaevents.com/latinamerica/uruguaygames.

In addition to the on-court action, the NBA G League International Challenge will feature a variety of interactive fan activities, including an NBA Fan Zone and Jr. NBA programming that will bring the NBA experience to fans in Uruguay.

The tournament will be also supported by a full roster of partners, including presenting partner Antel, and marketing partners Dove Men+Care, Gatorade, Sheraton and Supermatch.

The first NBA G League International Challenge took place at NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles, where the NBA G League USA Team defeated Mexico’s Men’s National Team 88-67.

Fans around the world can follow the game on social media on Twitter @NBALATAM and @nbagleague.

Chad Brown  C / Rookie
Aaron Epps F / Northern Arizona Suns
Abdul Gaddy G / Oklahoma City Blue
Dusty Hannahs G / Memphis Hustle
Haywood Highsmith F / Delaware Blue Coats
BJ Johnson  F / Lakeland Magic
Brandon Ashley F / Stockton Kings
Xavier Munford G / Wisconsin Herd
Doral Moore C / Memphis Hustle
Mychal Mulder G / Windy City Bulls
Duane Notice G / Raptors 905
Paul Watson G / Westchester Knicks
Jama Mahlalela Head Coach
Allen Deep Asst. Coach
Brad Jones Asst. Coach
Charles Kissi Asst. Coach



Gustavo Nicolas Aguirre  G / 7
Jose Vildoza G / 11
Fermin Thygesen G / 4
Dar Tucker  G / 2
Luciano Gonzalez G / 8
Marcos Mata F / 6
Maximo Fjellerup F / 10
Facundo Piñero F / 18
Agustin Caffaro F / 1
Justin Williams C / 3
Esteban Batista C / 15
Hernán Losito F / 21
Facundo Muller Head Coach
Leandro Ramella Asst. Coach



Pedro Barres Nunes G / 1
Leron Markeis Black F / 5
Franco Nicolas Balbi G / 6
Jhonathan Luz Dos Santos F / 7
Deryk Evrando Ramos G / 9
Matheus DaSilva Brito G / 10
Marcos Vinicius F / 11
Rafael Ferreira De Sousa C / 12
Carlos Alexandre Rodrigues Do Nascimento F / 16
Ruan Michel Marques Miranda F /30
Zachary Darnell Graham F / 32
Leonardo Demetrio C / 71
Gustavo de Conti Head Coach
Fernando Pereira Asst. Coach



Heiko Schaffartzik G / 3
Alex King F / 7
Petteri Koponen G / 8
Greg Monroe C / 10
Maodo Lo G / 11
Nehad Dedovic G / 14
Paul Zipser F / 16
Demarcus Nelson G / 20
Diego Flaccadori G / 21
Danilo Barthel F / 22
Josh Huestis F / 34
Leon Radosevic F / 43
Sasha Grant G / 44
Radonjic, Dejan Head Coach
Mutapcic, Emir Asst. Coach
Köchling, Philipp Asst. Coach
Kostic, Oliver Asst. Coach



Rigoberto Mendoza G / 2
Moises Andriassi G / 7
Antonio Alvarez F / 8
Pedro Meza G / 11
Hector Hernandez F / 12
Ruben Regalado C / 14
Raul Delgado G / 16
Joel James C / 20
Emmanuel Andujar F  / 22
Ernesto Oglivie F / 23
Daniel Giron G / 27
Orlando Mendez G / 33
Ramon Diaz Head Coach
Pedro Carrillo Asst. Coach
Felipe Becerra Asst. Coach



FacundoTerra G / 15
Santiago Vescovi G / 9
Santiago Moglia G / 6
Demián Alvarez G / 41
Anthony Dandridge F / 1
Martín Rojas F / 10
Tyrone Lee F / 21
Kiril Waschman F / 33
Rick Jackson C / 34
Zygimantas Riauka C / 91
Augustin Espinosa F / 23
Keyron Sheard G / 3
Edgardo Kogan Head Coach


About the NBA G League
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory.  Featuring 28 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2019-20 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.  Fifty-two percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2018-19 season boasted NBA G League experience.  In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.  NBA G League games are available on ESPN’s family of networks and NBA TV.

About Antel
Antel (Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones) is Uruguay’s government-owned telecommunications company, whose mission is the development of all telecommunications services.  Antel provides services to over 4 million people and has more fans than any other service provider in Uruguay.  The company has made ​​a strong commitment to universal access to broadband by deploying a nationwide fiber optic network that will allow the country’s infrastructure to meet future demands.  Antel is the first company in Latin America to provide its customers with LTE technology, placing Uruguay among the top 10 countries with the highest rate of access to information technology.  The service provider has taken steps to eliminate the digital gap and support digital inclusion with the goal of providing Internet to 100% of Uruguayan households.  Antel currently reaches a total of 62 % of households across the country.  Through it social commitment platform, it provides free connectivity to all laptops given to each child in public schools across the country, cellular services to teachers, as well as free software and Internet access to less affluent households.  Antel has set out to transform the way society interacts with information and technology by giving Uruguayans better access through a strategy focused on education, academia and industry.  For more information, visit www.antel.com.uy.