November 18, 2012

Former UMaine guard sticks with Claws

By Kevin Thomas kthomas@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

PORTLAND — Former University of Maine point guard Raheem Singleton appears to have made the roster of the Maine Red Claws, after four players were cut Sunday.

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Raheem Singleton, a former UMaine guard, will open the season with the Maine Red Claws.

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After Sunday’s cuts, the Red Claws have 11 players, plus the two who are down from the Celtics. One more player must be released by Wednesday.

NBA D-League rosters are limited to 10 players, along with as many as three NBA players.

After the cuts, Singleton, 23, is the only backup point guard. First-round pick Shelvin Mack is the starter.
And Singleton is the only rookie remaining, not counting NBA players Kris Joseph and Fab Melo.
Every NBA D-League roster must have at least one rookie.

The four players cut included 6-foot-9 forward Ron Allen and three rookie guards -- DeQuan Brooks, Cervante Burrell and Farnold Degand.

The 11 players on the roster are point guards Mack and Singleton, shooting guards Corey Allmond, Xavier Silas and Champ Oguchi, guard/forward Micah Downs, forwards Omar Reed, Chris Wright and Chris Ayer, and centers Brian Cusworth and Scott VanderMeer.

The season begins Friday in Canton, Ohio. The homer opener is Nov. 30.

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