Canton Charge

Game preview: Long Island @ Canton Charge | 7 p.m. Eastern tipoff

The Canton Charge will kick off their first home game of the season by facing Long Island Nets (0-1) tonight, 7 p.m. Eastern tipoff and will be broadcasted live on Facebook Live via Canton Charge Facebook. You can also follow Cavs 365 on Facebook and Twitter (@Cavs365) for updates throughout the game.

The Canton Charge lost their first game of the season to Grand Rapids last night on the road, in a 134-111 loss. Five Charge players scored in double figures last night, including three from the starting lineup:

Quinn Cook: 27 pts. (9-16 FG, 4-7 from three, 4-7 FT), 7 rebounds and 2 assists.
Justin Johnson: 20 pts. (9-16 FG, 0-1 from three, 2-2 FT), 5 rebounds and 1 assist.
Kevin Olekaibe: 18 pts. (7-11 FG, 4-7 from three) 3 rebounds and 1 assist.
Chris Evans: 11 pts. (3-13 FG, 1-4 from three, 4-4 FT) and 5 rebounds.
Mike Williams: 10 pts. (4-7 FG, 2-2 from three), 5 rebounds and 1 assist.

The Charge shot 48% from the field, 41% from three and 84% from the free throw line, but the most concerning thing, if they want to win games, is not have many turnovers and they had 15 last night.

The Canton Charge announced their 2016-17 roster Thursday, November 10.

Canton Charge roster:

#2 Quinn Cook (NBA D-League Rookie of the Year during 2015-16 season)
#12 Trey Davis – Draft: Round 6, pick 129
#17 Mike Dunigan – returning player
#23 Chris Evans – open tryout
#27 Jon Horford –  returning player
#9 Justin Johnson – returning player
#21 Roosevelt Jones – Draft: Round 1, pick 19
#7 Stedmon Lemon – Draft: Round 4, pick 85
#25 Eric Moreland – affiliate player
#0 Kevin Olekaibe – returning player
#10 Mike Williams – returning player

Coaching staff:

Head coach: Nate Reinking (Kent State)
Assistant coach: Melvin Ely (Fresno State)
Assistant coach: Sam Jones (Northwood)
Coaching seasonal assistant: Tyler Neal (Akron)

 

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