The Long Island Nets Honor NBA Great Dr J at Home Opener!

Long Island Nets to Honor Julius “Dr. J” Erving and the return of Long Island’s J.J.Moore at Season Opener on November 4

LONG ISLAND (October 26, 2017) – The Long Island Nets will honor legendary player Julius “Dr. J” Erving and the Village of Hempstead Mayor Don Ryan at their season opener on Saturday, November 4, when the Nets host the Fort Wayne Mad Ants at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

During the game, Erving will present Mayor Ryan with the Long Island Nets’ first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. Ryan will be recognized for his community contributions as a local civic leader, coach, and teacher. Ryan coached and mentored Erving, who was 12 at the time, while volunteering as the Biddy Basketball coach at the Salvation Army’s Hempstead headquarters.

In conjunction with the season-long celebration of bringing professional basketball back to Long Island, the Long Island Nets will be retiring Erving’s #32 jersey for the first time ever at the Coliseum. Erving spent three years with the New York Nets, winning two ABA championships in 1974 and 1976 at the Coliseum, and earning the MVP Award three times. The jersey retirement ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m., 30 minutes prior to tipoff. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a replica Dr. J jersey mini banner to commemorate the celebration.






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