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
- Chris Johnson SF 6-6 206 26 Dayton 2012 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
12 Markus Kennedy PF 6-9 245 25 Southern Methodist 2016 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
2 Le'Bryan Nash SF 6-7 235 24 Oklahoma State 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
23 Chinanu Onuaku C 6-10 245 20 Louisville 2016 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
0 Gary Payton II G 6-3 175 24 Oregon State 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted 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
5 Chris Walker PF 6-10 220 22 Florida 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
   Inactive player       NBA player on assignment

2016-2017 Rio Grande Valley Depth Chart

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

Recent Rio Grande Valley Vipers History

Season Team Record Conference Rank
2016-2017 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 6-2 (3-2) 5th (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 Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Isaiah Taylor 6 35.3 25.7 2.5 7.3 0.8 0.2 2.7
Kyle Wiltjer 5 34.3 21.0 6.0 2.0 0.6 0.8 1.2
Le'Bryan Nash 8 26.3 14.1 3.8 2.1 1.0 0.2 2.0
P.J. Hairston 4 22.5 12.5 2.0 1.2 1.5 0.2 1.2
J.P. Tokoto 8 31.3 12.2 5.0 2.1 2.4 0.6 1.4
Chinanu Onuaku 8 27.6 12.0 11.2 1.2 1.0 1.4 2.6
Gary Payton II 8 30.6 11.9 7.9 2.9 1.5 0.1 1.5
Jarvis Threatt 7 16.7 10.7 2.0 1.3 0.7 0.1 1.4
Chris Johnson 1 42.2 10.0 8.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 3.0
Joshua Smith 8 15.0 8.8 5.8 0.9 1.2 0.6 1.2
Darius Morris 6 20.1 8.3 3.0 4.2 0.5 0.0 2.3
Julien Lewis 3 13.3 4.7 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.0
Chris Walker 7 10.1 3.0 3.1 0.1 0.3 1.1 1.1
Markus Kennedy 2 4.2 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
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