BIRMINGHAM SQUADRON MAKE ROSTER MOVES AHEAD OF ROAD SERIES WITH SANTA CRUZ

By nopjkent | February 23, 2022
Birmingham has re-acquired guard Tra Holder ahead of their road series against Santa Cruz

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Feb. 23, 2022) – The Birmingham Squadron announced today several roster moves ahead of their two-game series on the road against the Santa Cruz Warriors. The teams will face off at Kaiser Permanente Arena on both Thursday (2/24) and Saturday night (2/26) at 9:00 p.m. CT.

Today the team executed a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder, acquiring the returning player rights to guard Chasson Randle in exchange for guard Jahmi’us Ramsey – a player that was claimed off of waivers today.

Randle (6-2, 185) is currently playing in the NBL with the New Zealand Breakers, where he has played in three games this season, averaging 9.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists. As part of the trade, if he chooses to join the G League, Birmingham holds the right to sign him.

Randle boasts a seven-year professional career, including experience in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers (2016-17), New York Knicks (2016-17), Washington Wizards (2018-19), Golden State Warriors (2019-20) and the Orlando Magic (2020-21). In 119 career NBA games, he averaged 5.7 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 16.1 minutes per game.

With guards Jared Harper and Justin Wright-Foreman away from the team on assignment with USA Basketball for World Cup qualifying, the team has also re-acquired guards Tra Holder and Sam Cunliffe. Holder (6-2, 180) played in 18 games with the Squadron this season between the Showcase and the regular season, averaging 4.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 37.8% from the field and 25.6% from behind the arc. Cunliffe has only played in one game with the Squadron this season (vs. RGV 2/12/22).

Squadron forward Zylan Cheatham will also be absent in Santa Cruz as he is currently away from the team for personal reasons.

No. Player Pos Ht Wt DOB College/Country Acquired
6 Darius Adams G 6-1 175 4/17/1989 Indianapolis/USA Free Agent
15 Jose Alvarado* G 6-0 179 4/12/1998 Georgia Tech/USA Two-Way
13 Ike Anigbogu C 6-9 252 10/17/1998 UCLA/USA Returning
45 Zylan CheathamNWT F 6-8 220 11/17/1995 Arizona State/USA Assignment
12 Gary Clark* F 6-6 225 11/16/1994 Cincinnati/USA Two-Way
4 Sam Cunliffe G 6-6 200 3/24/1997 Evansville/USA Free Agent
35 Zach Hankins C 7-0 245 7/27/1996 Xavier/USA Free Agent
2 Jared HarperNWT G 5-10 175 9/14/1997 Auburn/USA Affiliate
11 Tra Holder G 6-2 180 9/27/1995 Arizona State/USA Player Pool
34 Daulton Hommes F 6-8 215 7/4/1996 Point Loma Nazarene/USA Two-Way
9 Ra’Shad James G 6-2 195 1/26/1990 Iona/USA Player Pool
3 Riley LaChance G 6-2 190 3/31/1996 Vanderbilt/USA Tryout
23 John Petty Jr. G 6-5 186 12/2/1998 Alabama/USA Affiliate
22 Justin Wright-ForemanNWT G 6-0 190 10/27/1997 Hofstra/USA Returning
27 Joe Young G 6-2 180 6/27/1992 Oregon/USA Trade