Dallas Mavericks Vegas Summer League Roster Announced

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The Mavs' Summer League team is set, and it includes both 2013 draft picks, Shane Larkin and Ricky Ledo.

Are you ready to get your Summer League on?

The Dallas Mavericks have announced their Las Vegas Summer League team roster, which plays their first game Saturday, July 13th against Sacremento. Anyone who wants to get an early look at rookie Shane Larkin, Ricky Ledo, and free agent signee Gal Mekel, the game will be televised on NBAtv at 3 PM pacific time.

If you want to see the full schedule, refer to our first update here. Dallas plays Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday, and their schedule after that will be determined by ranking. For scores, stats, and updates, you can also check out nba.com.

Here are the confirmed players for the 2013 squad:

Jae Crowder, F, Marquette

Bernard James, C, Florida State

Shane Larkin, PG, Miami

Ricky Ledo, G, Providence

Josh Akognon, G, Cal-State Fullerton

Terrico White, G, Mississippi

Gal Mekel, G, Wichita State

Dewayne Dedmon, C, USC

Christian Watford, F, Indiana

D.J. Stephens, F, Memphis

Jud Dillard, G, Tennessee Tech

Alexandre Paranhos, F, Brazil

Hamady N'Diaye, C, Rutgers

Most of you know the first four or five names on that list. We covered a few of the others from the undrafted rookie class, as well as Mekel and White. White could be a very solid candidate to make the team, given the lack of depth at off-guard. The early second round pick of Detroit had a promising career derailed by injuries, but is exactly the type of athletic wing Dallas could use.

Watford is currently playing for the Pacers in the Orlando Summer League, and Stephens for Miami. I am not sure how much either will be available for Dallas, but both intrigue me as a potential stretch four or defensive stopper, respectively.

Dedmon, a 7-footer from USC, just finished his career as a Trojan, and was considered a possibility as a 2nd-rounder in this past draft. Dedmon is somewhat slight for a center, but moves exceptionally well for his size, and racked up lots of blocks and steals in college.

Another 7-foot center, Hamady N'Diaye was the second round pick of the Timberwolves(traded to Washington) in 2010. N'Diaye set records for blocks at Rugers, but has demonstrated little else in his game since he left college. He appeared most recently for the Wizards in 2011, but spent most of his time as a pro in the D-League, before moving overseas.

The mystery man is Alexandre Paranhos, a 21 year old Brazilian player. Apparently, he is from the same neighborhood as Leandro Barbosa, and both Leandro and his brother Artur have taken an interest in Paranhos. At 6'8 with a reported 7'3 wingspan(!), Paranhos seems to be the prototypical long, athletic and extremely raw foreign project. I have no idea what exactly Dallas has here, but Paranhos is an intriguing guy.

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