The Long Island Nets Spoil Stonybrook Star Warney’s Homecoming

On Monday night at Nassau Veterans Coliseum the Brooklyn Nets, defeated the Texas Legends 124-112 , to improve to 5-2 at home this season.

The Nets were led by guard Milton Doyle with a team-high 28 points, four rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes.

The Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead, currently on assignment with Long Island, chipped in nine points, three rebounds and seven assists in 26 minutes in the win. Forward Thomas Wimbush added 14 points in 16 minutesoff the bench and became the third Long Island player this season and in team history to shot 100 percent (4-of-4) from 3-point range (min. 4 3FGA).

The Nets were down at the end of the first quarter but they took a 57-49 lead into the break. They were outscored by Texas in the third period by just four points, but kept the lead and outscored the visitors 38-30 in the fourth quarter to earn the win.

Despite scoring 27 points & grabbing 14 rebounds the Nets were able to hold off the Legends and spoil the long Island All-Stars Jameel Warney’s homecoming.

(Jameel Warney Stonybrook Hall of Famer, Olympian, & now NBA G-League Player)

Also for the Legends, guard Justin Dentmon notched a game-high 29 points in 40 minutes while three Texas players recorded double-doubles in the loss, forward Brandon Ashley (17 points, 10 rebounds), center Jameel Warney (27 points, 14 rebounds) and guard Kyle Collinsworth (21 points, 13 rebounds).

The Nets play their next game against the Salt Lake City Stars at the Coliseum on Thursday, December 14, at 7 p.m. ET, Come out and see the Nets as they’re 2nd in the eastern conference and one of the better teams in the G-league With a record of 10 -5! #LetsGoNets #longislandsteam

Check out the Nets leading scorer in the win Milton Doyle’s highlights below.

See Warney’s highlights below as he scores 27 points in loss to the Nets.


The Long Island Nets, the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, have finalized their roster

for the start of the 2017-18 season.


Long Island will open the season at home against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Saturday, November 4, at 7 p.m. at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The team set the opening night roster today by waiving forward Buay Tuach.


Long Island’s full roster is as follows:


# NAME                                    POS             HT                  WT                   DOB                             COLLEGE/COUNTRY ACQUIRED

35 Milton Doyle                        G                 6’4”                180                10/31/93                          Loyola Chicago/USA Affiliate

1 Kendall Gray                          C                6’10”                240                05/05/92                        Delaware State/USA Returning

0 Prince Ibeh                            C                 6’10”               245                 06/03/94                                    Texas/USA Returning

5 Tahjere McCall                      G                  6’5”                190                08/17/94                             Tennessee State/USA Affiliate

2 Akil Mitchell                           F                  6’8”                235                06/26/92                                   Virginia/USA Returning

44  J.J. Moore                            F                  6’6”                215                 05/25/91                                   Rutgers/USA Returning

21 Kamari Murphy                 F                   6’9”                218                 12/14/93                                      Miami/USA Affiliate

00 Yakuba Ouattara              G                   6’3”               185                  01/24/92                                  France Two-Way Contract

11 Shannon Scott                 G                    6’1”               185                 12/21/92                                 Ohio State/USA Returning

 30 Jeremy Senglin                G                   6’2”                190                 03/24/95                                 Weber State/USA Affiliate

24 Jacob Wiley                       F                   6’8”                 213                 09/04/94    Eastern Washington/USA Two-Way Contract

20 Thomas Wimbush          F                    6’7”                 195                 12/08/93                                  Fairmont State/USA Draft




What is the G League & who are the Long Island Nets?

Beginning with the 2017-18 season, the NBA Development League (NBA D-League) will be renamed the NBA G League as part of a multiyear expanded partnership announced by the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Gatorade. This marks the first time a U.S. professional sports league has named an entitlement partner.

As part of the partnership, the NBA and Gatorade unveiled a new NBA G League logo that will be featured across all game balls, team jerseys, on-court signage, and league digital assets. Additionally, Gatorade will incubate its latest product and equipment innovations into NBA G League locker rooms, and teams will have the opportunity to collaborate with Gatorade to help players maximize their athletic potential and on-court performance.

Through the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), the sports fuel company will collaborate with the NBA G League on programs to enhance player sports performance and recovery. Since 1985, GSSI has helped athletes optimize their sports performance and well-being through research, education, innovation and providing high-caliber sports nutrition science services. GSSI scientists will partner with the NBA G League on player nutrition and training programs, incorporating the newest technology and innovations in Gatorade testing, product and equipment.

Founded as a league to develop NBA talent, the NBA D-League has become an integral part of the NBA family, with 40 percent of current NBA players having spent time in the NBA D-League and four current NBA head coaches starting as coaches on NBA D-League benches. The league has tripled in size from eight teams during the inaugural 2001-02 season to a record 25 teams for the 2017-18 campaign. NBA owners have increasingly invested in the NBA D-League, with 15 NBA clubs purchasing an NBA D-League team since the 2012-13 season, bringing the total number of NBA-owned minor league franchises to 20 for next season.

“As one of the most iconic brands in the world and a founding partner of the NBA Development League, Gatorade is an ideal fit for this first-of-its-kind partnership,” said Mark Tatum, NBA Deputy Commissioner and COO. “The NBA D-League has prepared hundreds of players for the NBA and Gatorade has always been focused on fueling players to perform at the highest level. We look forward to collaborating with the renowned GSSI team to enhance player development and our game.”

Connectivity between the NBA and the NBA’s official minor league continues to grow. Recent changes to the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement have reinforced that synergy, as NBA teams will be able to have up to two “two-way players” on their rosters beginning next season. These “two-way players” will gain experience in the NBA, but will primarily play in the NBA G League as part of their NBA journeys.

“We have more than 50 years of experience working with athletes and using those insights to help improve athletic performance through innovative sports fuel and equipment,” said Brett O’Brien, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Gatorade. “This expansion of our NBA partnership is a great opportunity to not only work with the elite athletes of the NBA G League, but also continue to lead the evolution of basketball performance.”

The partners will also collaborate on custom, behind-the-scenes video content which will capture NBA G League players on their respective journeys, highlighting a shared commitment to enhancing performance through innovation.

A founding partner of the NBA D-League, Gatorade will continue to present the league’s Gatorade Call-Up platform. Since 2001, there have been nearly 500 Gatorade Call-Ups from the NBA D-League to the NBA.

The NBA G League features 26 teams during the 2017-18 season with the addition of four expansion teams: the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario (L.A. Clippers), Erie BayHawks (Atlanta Hawks), Memphis Hustle (Memphis Grizzlies) and Wisconsin Herd (Milwaukee Bucks).

The Long Island Nets are the NBA Brooklyn Nets’ affiliate team and Long Island’s ONLY professional basketball team. The Long Island Nets play all their home games at the NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.