SANTA CRUZ -- The Santa Cruz Warriors have added forward Mychel Thompson to the roster, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. Thompson’s rights were acquired on Nov. 4 in a trade with the Sioux Falls Skyforce in exchange for the rights to Ryan Evans. Thompson replaces Dewayne Dedmon on the training camp roster after Dedmon was called up to the Golden State Warriors.
Thompson, 25, appeared in 74 games over two seasons in the NBA D-League with the Erie BayHawks and Sioux Falls Skyforce, averaging 12.2 points and 3.5 rebounds. Thompson earned a GATORADE Call-Up to the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2011-12 season, where he averaged 3.6 points in 19.0 minutes over five games. The 6-foot-6, 211-pound forward was drafted by the Erie BayHawks in the third round (39th overall) of the 2011 NBA D-League Draft and was named to the 2012 NBA D-League All-Rookie Team.
Thompson will wear uniform No. 15.
The Santa Cruz Warriors’ training camp roster currently stands at 14. The team will open the 2013-14 season at Kaiser Permanente Arena on Friday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. against the Austin Toros.