Stars Waive Abdul-Bassit, Ona-Embo and Reischel

By Hayley Byrnes | November 8, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (November 8, 2016) – The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, announced today that they have waived guards Jalil Abdul-Bassit and Carl Ona-Embo, as well as forward Jarelle Reischel.

Following the moves, Salt Lake City’s training camp roster now stands at 14 players. An updated roster is below:

Jaylen Bland Guard 6-3 205 UC Riverside/USA Draft
Eric Dawson Forward 6-9 250 Midwestern State/USA Affiliate
Quincy Ford Forward 6-8 225 Northeastern/USA Affiliate
Evrik Gary Guard 6-3 154 Francis Marion/USA Draft
Zane Knowles Forward 6-10 240 Texas A&M Corpus Christi/Bahamas Tryout
JJ O’Brien Forward 6-7 215 San Diego State/USA Returning
Marcus Paige Guard 6-0 164 North Carolina/USA Affiliate
Da’Shonte Riley Center 7-0 240 Eastern Michigan/USA Returning
Patrick Simon Forward 6-8 220 Seattle Pacific/USA Tryout
Henry Sims Center 6-10 245 Georgetown/USA Returning
Jermaine Taylor Guard 6-5 205 Central Florida/USA Returning
Dakarai Tucker Guard 6-5 195 University of Utah/USA Tryout
Tyrone Wallace Guard 6-5 198 California/USA Draft Right Returning Player
Jeremy Williams Forward 6-7 200 Texas-El Paso/USA Returning

The Stars will tipoff their inaugural season on the road against the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Miami HEAT affiliate, on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. The team will host their home opener on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. vs. the Northern Arizona Suns, the Phoenix Suns’ affiliate, at Lifetime Activities Center-Bruin Arena.

2016-17 Stars season tickets are on sale now at or by phone at (801) 325-STAR (7827). Season ticket membership benefits include the best ticket prices, exclusive events with Stars players and coaches, and more. Single-game tickets are also on sale for $5 per seat at, with no online fees, or at the Vivint Smart Home Arena box office.

— @slcstars or—

About the Salt Lake City Stars

The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA D-League team owned and operated by the Utah Jazz, will play their inaugural season in Utah in 2016-17. The Utah Jazz relocated the Boise-based Idaho Stampede in April 2016 after purchasing the team in March 2015 following a single affiliation agreement for the 2014 season. The Stars will play their home games in a family-friendly atmosphere at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville. The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. For more information on the Salt Lake City Stars, visit