Blackhawk Grad Russell Byrd On Sioux Falls Skyforce Roster

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, left, embraces former player Russell Byrd of The Master's College following an NCAA college basketball exhibition game, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. Byrd transferred to The Master's College for his final year of eligibility. Michigan State won 97-56. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today its roster for the season opener on Saturday, November 14 at home against the Iowa Energy at 7:00 p.m. The Skyforce waived guards James Johnson, Deonta Stocks, Deshaunt Walker and forward Jereal Scott and placed guard/forward Russell Byrd and guard Briante Weber on the inactive list.

Following is the list of players on the opening day roster:

No. Name Pos Ht Wt DOB From Acquired
24 Keith Benson C 6-11 238 08/13/88 Oakland Affiliate
22 Russell Byrd *# G/F 6-6 203 03/04/92 Michigan St./Master’s Draft
3 Corey Hawkins * G 6-1 200 12/22/88 UC Davis Affiliate
7 Tre Kelley G 6-0 187 01/23/85 South Carolina Returning
12 DeAndre Liggins G 6-6 204 03/31/88 Kentucky Returning
4 Rodney McGruder G/F 6-5 205 05/21/91 Kansas State Returning
5 Byron Mullens C 7-0 270 02/14/89 Ohio State Returning
8 Bubu Palo G 6-2 170 07/09/91 Iowa State Returning
20 Nigel Spikes C 6-10 227 10/18/89 Marshall Tryout
23 Jabril Trawick * G 6-5 215 06/17/92 Georgetown Draft
11 Briante Weber *# G 6-2 165 12/29/92 VCU Affiliate
2 Greg Whittington * F 6-8 210 02/07/93 Georgetown Affiliate

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