2016-2017 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Regular Season Roster

NBA Affiliate: Houston Rockets

2016-2017 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Roster

# Player Pos Height Weight Age Pre-NBA Draft Team NBA Draft Status Nationality
15 P.J. Hairston SG 6-6 230 24 Texas Legends 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 26 United States
10 Chris Johnson SF 6-6 206 26 Dayton 2012 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
2 Jaron Johnson G 6-6 205 24 Louisiana Tech 2014 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
12 Markus Kennedy PF 6-9 245 25 Southern Methodist 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
- Michale Kyser F 6-9 205 25 Louisiana Tech 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
13 Julien Lewis SG 6-4 195 24 Fresno State 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
9 Darius Morris G 6-5 195 26 Michigan 2011 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
23 Chinanu Onuaku C 6-10 245 20 Louisville 2016 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
32 Joshua Smith C 6-10 350 24 Georgetown 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
1 Isaiah Taylor G 6-3 170 22 Texas 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
4 Jarvis Threatt G 6-2 170 23 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
6 J.P. Tokoto GF 6-6 200 23 North Carolina 2015 Rnd 2 Pick 28 United States
- Dakarai Tucker GF 6-5 189 22 Utah 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
5 Chris Walker PF 6-10 220 22 Florida 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
18 Kyle Wiltjer PF 6-10 240 24 Gonzaga 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted Canada
United States
   Inactive player       NBA player on assignment

2016-2017 Rio Grande Valley Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters I. Taylor G. Payton II D. Morris T. Williams C. Onuaku
Rotation J. Threatt J. Johnson C. Johnson C. Walker  
Rotation   J. Tokoto      
Rotation   J. Lewis      
Lim PT   P. Hairston   M. Kennedy J. Smith

Recent Rio Grande Valley Vipers History

Season Team Record Conference Rank
2016-2017 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 33-18 (24-16) 4th (Western)
2015-2016 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 29-22 (23-20) 4th (Western)
2014-2015 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 27-23 (14-10) 1st (Western)
2013-2014 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 30-21 (14-15) 4th (Central)
2012-2013 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 36-15 (18-9) 1st (Central)
2011-2012 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 24-26 (13-21) 7th (West)
2010-2011 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 33-18 (17-14) 4th (West)
2009-2010 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 35-16 (23-12) 2nd (West)
2008-2009 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 21-29 (11-16) 3rd (Southwest)
2007-2008 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 21-29 (10-21) 5th (Southwest)

2016-2017 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Gary Payton II Performer of the Week (12/05/16)
Darius Morris Player Of The Month (2017)

2016-2017 Rio Grande Valley Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Isaiah Taylor 25 34.9 21.0 3.0 6.0 0.7 0.1 2.4
Kyle Wiltjer 22 35.8 20.5 6.4 1.7 0.5 0.8 2.0
Darius Morris 47 33.7 20.0 4.3 6.4 1.3 0.0 3.2
Troy Williams 10 28.9 19.8 5.3 2.6 0.8 0.2 2.1
Gary Payton II 49 32.7 14.1 6.5 3.3 2.0 0.7 1.6
Chinanu Onuaku 43 28.0 13.6 10.6 2.1 1.2 1.6 2.7
J.P. Tokoto 43 33.4 13.6 5.7 2.8 2.3 0.5 1.5
Chris Johnson 32 31.8 13.5 6.2 1.9 1.0 0.6 1.4
Jaron Johnson 13 23.8 12.5 2.8 1.2 0.8 0.2 1.4
P.J. Hairston 10 23.2 11.8 2.3 1.6 1.4 0.2 1.7
Jarvis Threatt 41 16.4 8.8 2.2 1.8 0.6 0.1 1.4
Le'Bryan Nash 27 19.2 8.5 3.1 1.2 0.6 0.3 1.6
Joshua Smith 44 14.1 8.4 4.8 0.9 0.6 0.5 1.4
Chris Walker 47 13.2 5.9 3.9 0.5 0.5 0.9 0.8
Julien Lewis 14 13.7 4.6 1.8 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.3
Markus Kennedy 14 4.0 1.3 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.4
Paul Jesperson 1 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Rio Grande Valley Vipers Affiliation History

SeasonTeamNBA Affiliate
2016-2017 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Rockets
2015-2016 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Rockets
2014-2015 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Rockets
2013-2014 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Rockets
2012-2013 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Rockets
2011-2012 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Rockets
2010-2011 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Rockets
2009-2010 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Rockets
2008-2009 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Rockets, Pelicans
2007-2008 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Cavaliers, Rockets, Pelicans

Rio Grande Valley Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Alonzo Cantu Owner 2014-2015 N/A
Matt Brase Head Coach 2015-2016 Basketball Operations (Houston Rockets, 2013 to )
Cody Toppert Assistant Coach 2015-2016 N/A
Joseph Blair Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Graduate Manager (Arizona, 2014 to 2015)
Bert Garcia President 2014-2015 N/A
Jim Paulis Assistant General Manager 2014-2015 Director of Scouting (Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 2012 to 2013)
Brent Johnson Director of Player Development 2010-2011 Personnel Scout (Houston Rockets, 1994 to )
Craig Skinner Athletic Trainer 2016-2017 N/A