The Phoenix Suns have signed guard Deonte Burton, forward Kyle Casey, forward Cory Jefferson, center Henry Sims and guard Terrico White, bringing the club’s roster to 18 players.
Burton, a 6-1, 190-pound guard, played with Ratiopharm Ulm in Germany last season following a standout four-year career at the University of Nevada, Reno. Burton left Nevada second in Wolfpack history in career scoring (2,102) and assists (515), earning WAC Player of the Year and AP Honorable Mention All-America honors in 2012.
Casey, a 6-7, 225-pound forward, played last season with KK Helios Suns Domzale in Slovenia after going undrafted out of Harvard University in 2014.
Jefferson, a 6-9, 218-pound forward, played in 50 games (one start) with the Nets last season after being selected with the 60th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. Jefferson averaged 3.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 10.6 minutes in 2014-15, twice scoring in double-digits including his first career double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds against the Suns on March 6.
Sims, a 6-10, 248-pound center, is a three-year NBA veteran who averaged 8.0 points on 47.4 percent shooting and 4.9 rebounds in 73 games (32 starts) with the 76ers last season.
White, a 6-5, 215-pound guard, played last season with Yenisey Krasnoyarsk in Russia, averaging 11.6 points in 41 games.