Stars Finalize Opening Night Roster

By Daniel Rueckert | October 31, 2018

Team Waives Demery, Dixon-Tatum, Hearlihy, Thomas  

The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, have finalized the team’s roster for the start of the 2018-19 season. The club waived guard James Demery, center Asauhn Dixon-Tatum, guard/forward Josh Hearlihy and forward Michael Thomas.

The Stars will begin the 2018-19 campaign on the road on Friday, Nov. 2, against the Iowa Wolves. The team will return to Salt Lake City for its home opener against the Texas Legends on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz. Tickets for the home opener are still available at

The finalized Salt Lake City Stars roster is comprised of 12 players, including Utah Jazz two-way players Tyler Cavanaugh and Naz Mitrou-Long, and the No. 1 overall selection in the 2018 NBA G League Draft, Willie Reed.

The Salt Lake City Stars roster is attached and listed below:

# Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate College Acquired
0 Akeem Springs G 6-4 210 3/10/94 Minnesota Returning
1 Stephaun Branch G 6-5 208 11/7/95 West Georgia Via Trade
3 Trey Lewis G 6-2 185 10/18/92 Louisville Affiliate
10 Jairus Lyles G 6-2 175 7/6/95 UMBC Affiliate
11 Isaiah Cousins G 6-4 191 3/13/94 Oklahoma Returning
14 Shonn Miller F 6-7 220 8/26/93 Connecticut Returning
15 Deonte Burton G 6-1 190 7/26/91 Nevada Returning
21 Justin Reyes G/F 6-4 205 3/16/95 St. Thomas Aquinas Draft
30 Naz Mitrou-Long G 6-4 218 8/3/93 Iowa State Two-Way
33 Willie Reed C 6-11 245 5/16/90 St. Louis Draft
34 Tyler Cavanaugh F 6-9 238 2/9/94 George Washington Two-Way
44 Isaac Haas C 7-2 290 10/2/95 Purdue Affiliate


Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Martin Schiller

Assistant Coaches: Bryan Bailey, Nathan Peavy

Assistant Coach / Director of Player Services & Programs: Lowell Egan

Director of Basketball Operations / Head Video Coordinator: Nick Reick

Head Athletic Trainer / Director of Sports Performance: Juan Torres

Assistant Athletic Trainer / Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jordan Harding