The Toros are one of a record eleven teams that are directly controlled by a sole NBA team, in this case the San Antonio Spurs. They will be lead by the return of last season's MVP Justin Dentmon, a 27 year old point guard out of the University of Washington. After averaging 22.8 pts, 5.5 ast & 3.7 reb per contest he was called up in late March by San Antonio and then in early April by the Raptors. He returned in time to help Austin secure their first ever D-League title before ending the year with a cup of coffee with Italian powerhouse EA7 Milano. He spent the summer league with Dallas but somehow wasn't invited to a NBA training camp.
|2011-12 D-League MVP Justin Dentmon|
Joining Dentmon in the backcourt is a player who was been on the fringe of getting back to the NBA for a few years now, Kyle Weaver. The 38th pick in the 2008 NBA draft split time between Iowa & Austin during the 2010-11 season and received a call up by the Utah Jazz where he saw 5 games of action including a 19 point performance against Sacramento in early April. He then headed to Europe to end the year playing 11 games with Belgian champions Spirou. He spent the entirety of the 2011-12 season in Germany with ALBA Berlin where he also saw action in the Eurocup. He played in the summer league with both Miami & Utah before joining Memphis for training camp.
|Kyle Weaver last year with ALBA Berlin|
Another familiar name is 6-year NBA veteran Luther Head. Head was last seen during the 2010-11 season when he played 36 games for the Sacramento Kings before being waived late in the season. He signed in China with Jiangsu during last year's lockout but injured his ankle and never made it onto the court. The former first round pick now looks to revitalize his career with the Toros at age 29. JaMychal Green, a rookie forward out of Alabama, went undrafted in this year's NBA draft. During his junior season he was named 1st team All-SEC while making 2nd team honors in his senior year. He was very consistent during his last 3 college season averaging between 14.0-15.5 points and 7.2-7.5 rebounds per contest. He was with the Spurs during summer league and was picked up late in training camp by San Antonio to ensure his allocation to Austin.
|JaMychal Green begins his career|
|Last year's Toros with their championship trophy|
Austin traded this season's 1st round pick Toure Murry to Rio Grande Valley for Patrick Sullivan. Sullivan also played last season in Israel but with Hapoel Holon. Tre Kelley played 11 games for Austin last season before journeying to the IBL, the Italian 2nd division & Venezuela.
|Patrick Sullivan w/ Hapoel Holon|
|Rookie Alexis Wangmene|
The final roster member came via tryout. Center Anthony Thompson just graduated from Bradley where he played in a reserve role. While he's definitely a project, he stands at 6 feet 11 inches so that certainly won't hurt his chances.