NBA Opening-Day Rosters Feature 12 Players from MW Institutions

Oct. 30, 2012


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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Twelve players from six current Mountain West institutions will be on their respective teams' opening-day rosters when the National Basketball Association (NBA) tips off the 2012-13 season tonight.

UNLV and MW newcomers Fresno State and Nevada each have three former players on the NBA rosters, while Colorado State, New Mexico and San Diego State round out the list with one apiece.

PLAYERS FROM MW INSTITUTIONS ON NBA OPENING-DAY ROSTERS
Club Player MW Institution
New Orleans Jason Smith Colorado State
Indiana Pacers Paul George Fresno State
Toronto Raptors Dominic McGuire Fresno State
Houston Rockets Greg Smith Fresno State
Portland Trailblazers Luke Babbitt Nevada
Denver Nuggets JaVale McGee Nevada
Charlotte Bobcats Ramon Sessions Nevada
Indiana Pacers Danny Granger New Mexico
San Antonio Spurs Kawhi Leonard San Diego State
Minnesota Timberwolves Louis Amundson UNLV
Miami Heat Joel Anthony UNLV
Dallas Mavericks Shawn Marion UNLV