By Joseph Hooven | October 25, 2021

BIRMINGHAM, AL (October 25, 2021) – The Birmingham Squadron, NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans, have finalized their roster for the team’s first training camp in Birmingham. Squadron training camp begins today, October 25, and is being held at Birmingham Southern College.

The 15-player roster includes Pelicans two-way players (Jose Alvarado, Daulton Hommes), four affiliate players from New Orleans (James Banks, Jared Harper, Malcolm Hill, John Petty Jr.), three players signed from a tryout (Riley LaChance, Sayeed Pridgett, Dylan Smith), three players signed from the post-draft player pool (Nate Bradley, Tra Holder, Ra’Shad James), one player acquired through a draft-day trade with Stockton (Joe Young), one draft pick (Derrick Griffin) and one returning rights player (Zylan Cheatham).

Squadron training camp begins Monday, October 25 at the Bill Burch Gymnasium at Birmingham Southern College and runs through Friday, October 29th leading up to the Squadron’s preseason matchup at the Gateway Center Area at College Park against the Skyhawks on Saturday, October 30 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

The Birmingham Squadron’s full roster is as follows:

No. Player Pos Ht Wt College/Country Acquired
15 Jose Alvarado* G 6-0 179 Georgia Tech/USA Two-Way
24 James Banks F/C 6-10 250 Georgia Tech/USA Affiliate
22 Nate Bradley G/F 6-4 175 Faulkner/USA Player Pool
45 Zylan Cheatham F 6-8 220 Arizona State/USA Returning
8 Derrick Griffin F 6-7 230 Texas Southern/USA Draft
2 Jared Harper G 6-0 175 Auburn/USA Affiliate
21 Malcolm Hill G 6-6 225 Illinois/USA Affiliate
11 Tra Holder G 6-1 175 Arizona State/USA Player Pool
34 Daulton Hommes* F 6-8 215 Point Loma Nazarene/USA Two-Way
9 Ra’Shad James G 6-1 195 Iona/USA Player Pool
3 Riley LaChance G 6-2 185 Vanderbilt/USA Tryout
23 John Petty Jr. G 6-5 184 Alabama/USA Affiliate
4 Sayeed Pridgett G 6-6 201 Montana/USA Tryout
6 Dylan Smith G 6-5 185 Arizona/USA Tryout
27 Joe Young G 6-2 180 Oregon/USA Trade


Along with the roster, the Squadron have finalized the full basketball operations staff for the 2021-22 season. The staff is as follows:



General Manager: Marc Chasanoff


Associate General Manager: Billy Campbell


Head Coach: Ryan Pannone


Associate Head Coach: T.J. Saint


Assistant Coaches: Mery Andrade, Perry Huang


Head Strength & Conditioning Coach: Jordan Kincaide


Head Athletic Trainer: Gilchrist Schmidt


Basketball Operations Associate/ Equipment Manager: Dillon McGowan


Coaching Intern: Andrew Warren



Interview requests for players and coaches should be coordinated through Joseph Hooven, Squadron Manager of Public Relations via email at Media interested in covering practice are required to RSVP via email prior to attending.

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