Sep 28th, 2007 by Inside Hoops
The Memphis Grizzlies today finalized their 2007 Training Camp roster by signing rookie free agents guard Dontell Jefferson and forward Kasib Powell.
Jefferson, a 6-4, 195-pound guard played his first professional season with the NBA Development League champion Dakota Wizards, where he averaged 9.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists and 1.37 steals per game in 49 contests. He was coached by David Joerger, now a Grizzlies assistant.
The 23-year-old spent his first two collegiate seasons at Atlanta Metropolitan College before transferring to Arkansas, where he averaged 3.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in 62 contests from 2004-06.
Powell, a 6-7, 215-pound forward has played professionally in the United States, Serbia, Greece, Bosnia and most recently in Russia. In 2006-07, Powell averaged 9.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 steals in 15 games for Spartak (St. Petersburg, Russia) in the Russian Superleague.
A veteran of three NBA training camps with the Orlando Magic (2006), Chicago Bulls (2005) and Minnesota Timberwolves (2004), the 26-year-old averaged 15.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists in 67 games with Texas Tech from 2001-03. Powell averaged 7.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in seven preseason games with the Magic last year.