2017-2018 Grand Rapids Drive Regular Season Roster

* Including all Springfield Armor and Anaheim Arsenal information

NBA Affiliate: Detroit Pistons

2017-2018 Grand Rapids Drive Roster

# Player Pos Height Weight Age Pre-NBA Draft Team NBA Draft Status Nationality
7 Wesley Alves GF 6-7 189 21 Paulistano (Brazil) 2017 NBA Draft, Undrafted Brazil
6 Chris Anderson F 6-6 220 25 Louisiana Tech 2014 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
11 Malcolm Bernard GF 6-6 195 24 Xavier 2017 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
20 Dwight Buycks G 6-3 190 28 Marquette 2011 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
- Nnanna Egwu C 6-11 250 25 Illinois 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted Nigeria
United States
- Henry Ellenson PF 6-11 245 21 Marquette 2016 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
2 Kay Felder PG 5-9 176 22 Oakland 2016 Rnd 2 Pick 24 United States
7 Reggie Hearn G 6-5 210 26 Northwestern 2013 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
22 Jon Horford PF 6-10 245 26 Florida 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
- Brice Johnson PF 6-10 230 23 North Carolina 2016 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
- Luke Kennard SG 6-5 206 21 Duke 2017 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
3 Bronson Koenig G 6-3 194 23 Wisconsin 2017 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
25 Zeke Marshall C 7-0 235 27 Akron 2013 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
- Bruce Massey G 6-3 195 27 Middle Tennessee State 2013 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
11 K.J. McDaniels GF 6-6 205 25 Clemson 2014 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
44 Luis Montero SF 6-7 185 24 Westchester CC 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted Dominican Republic
30 Jamel Morris G 6-4 200 25 Fairmont State 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
35 Landry Nnoko FC 6-10 250 23 Clemson 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted Cameroon
6 Marcus Simmons G 6-6 220 30 USC 2011 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
4 Speedy Smith G 6-3 180 25 Louisiana Tech 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
13 Marcus Thornton SG 6-4 205 30 LSU 2009 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
0 Zeke Upshaw GF 6-6 215 26 Hofstra 2014 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
33 Derek Willis PF 6-9 230 22 Kentucky 2017 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

2017-2018 Grand Rapids Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Felder J. Morris R. Hearn D. Willis L. Nnoko
Rotation S. Smith Z. Upshaw K. McDaniels   J. Horford
Rotation   B. Koenig M. Simmons    
Lim PT         N. Egwu

Recent Grand Rapids Drive History

Season Team Record Conference Rank
2018-2019 Grand Rapids Drive 28-23 (22-18) 5th (Eastern)
2017-2018 Grand Rapids Drive 29-22 (25-15) 1st (Eastern)
2016-2017 Grand Rapids Drive 26-24 (23-16) 3rd (Eastern)
2015-2016 Grand Rapids Drive 21-29 (17-26) 8th (Eastern)
2014-2015 Grand Rapids Drive 23-28 (12-12) 6th (Eastern)
2013-2014 Springfield Armor 22-28 (16-19) 4th (East)
2012-2013 Springfield Armor 18-32 (10-21) 5th (East)
2011-2012 Springfield Armor 29-22 (22-14) 2nd (East)
2010-2011 Springfield Armor 13-37 (9-21) 6th (East)
2009-2010 Springfield Armor 7-43 (5-24) 7th (East)

2017-2018 Grand Rapids Drive Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Landry Nnoko Defensive Player of the Year (2018)
Landry Nnoko All D-League 3rd Team (2018)
Landry Nnoko All-Defensive 1st Team (2018)

2017-2018 Grand Rapids Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Henry Ellenson 2 41.3 29.5 9.5 1.0 0.5 0.5 4.0
Luke Kennard 1 39.6 26.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 0.0 2.0
Dwight Buycks 10 35.7 22.1 4.3 3.8 0.9 0.1 3.0
Marcus Thornton 15 24.6 18.9 2.9 1.3 1.5 0.0 1.8
Kay Felder 17 29.5 16.6 3.8 5.9 1.8 0.5 3.6
K.J. McDaniels 31 27.4 16.2 7.0 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.6
Brice Johnson 1 31.9 16.0 16.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
Reggie Hearn 12 34.7 14.8 5.2 1.7 0.8 0.2 1.2
Landry Nnoko 49 32.6 14.7 11.5 2.1 0.7 2.0 2.6
Luis Montero 14 34.9 14.2 7.1 3.3 1.6 0.8 2.5
Jamel Morris 50 24.9 12.7 2.8 1.9 0.8 0.1 1.8
Derek Willis 43 28.1 11.8 6.8 0.8 1.1 0.7 1.2
Bronson Koenig 47 21.2 9.8 1.9 1.3 0.6 0.1 1.3
Zeke Upshaw 41 19.8 8.5 2.3 0.7 0.6 0.0 0.8
Speedy Smith 49 28.4 8.0 4.1 7.7 1.5 0.1 2.7
Zeke Marshall 15 10.2 4.9 2.1 0.1 0.3 0.7 1.1
Marcus Simmons 25 19.1 4.8 2.2 0.5 0.7 0.2 0.6
Jon Horford 34 18.0 4.4 6.7 1.2 0.4 0.5 1.1
Malcolm Bernard 17 15.7 3.0 3.1 0.6 0.9 0.1 1.2
Chris Anderson 11 10.2 2.0 2.2 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.8
Nnanna Egwu 1 4.1 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wesley Alves 3 9.8 1.7 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 1.0
Bruce Massey 1 7.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Grand Rapids Drive Affiliation History

SeasonTeamNBA Affiliate
2019-2020 Grand Rapids Drive Pistons
2018-2019 Grand Rapids Drive Pistons
2017-2018 Grand Rapids Drive Pistons
2016-2017 Grand Rapids Drive Pistons
2015-2016 Grand Rapids Drive Pistons
2014-2015 Grand Rapids Drive Pistons
2013-2014 Springfield Armor Nets
2012-2013 Springfield Armor Nets
2011-2012 Springfield Armor Nets
2010-2011 Springfield Armor Nets, Knicks, Sixers
2009-2010 Springfield Armor Nets, Knicks, Sixers
2008-2009 Anaheim Arsenal Hawks, Clippers
2007-2008 Anaheim Arsenal Hawks, Clippers, Magic

Grand Rapids Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Rob Werdann Head Coach 2017-2018 Pro Scout (Detroit Pistons, 2014 to 2018)
Dion Glover Assistant Coach 2014-2015 N/A
Ryan Krueger Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Lehigh, 2011 to 2015)
Jon Phelps General Manager 2016-2017 Director of Basketball Operations (Grand Rapids Drive, 2014 to 2016)
Courtney Havens-Mitchell Head Athletic Trainer 2016-2017 N/A
Evarist Akujobi Strength and Conditioning Coach 2016-2017 Strength and Conditioning Coach (Memphis, 2014 to 2016)