2017-2018 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Regular Season Roster

NBA Affiliate: Houston Rockets

2017-2018 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Roster

# Player Pos Height Weight Age Pre-NBA Draft Team NBA Draft Status Nationality
22 Markel Brown SG 6-3 190 26 Oklahoma State 2014 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
35 Cleanthony Early F 6-8 210 26 Wichita State 2014 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
22 Kevin Hardy G 6-2 180 24 McNeese State 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
55 Isaiah Hartenstein PF 7-0 225 19 Zalgiris (Lithuania) 2017 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
Germany
3 R.J. Hunter G 6-5 185 24 Georgia State 2015 Rnd 1 Pick 28 United States
2 Demetrius Jackson G 6-1 201 23 Notre Dame 2016 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
13 Julien Lewis SG 6-4 195 25 Fresno State 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
11 Monte Morris G 6-3 175 22 Iowa State 2017 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
20 Shane Richards F 6-5 185 23 Manhattan 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
25 Craig Victor SF 6-9 235 23 LSU 2017 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
6 Chris Walker PF 6-10 220 23 Florida 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
1 Tony Wroten PG 6-6 205 24 Washington 2012 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
32 George de Paula G 6-6 194 21 Paulistano (Brazil) 2017 NBA Draft, Undrafted Brazil
   NBA player on assignment    Two-Way player

2017-2018 Rio Grande Valley Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Morris M. Brown J. Lewis R. Hunter I. Hartenstein
Rotation T. Wroten D. Jackson T. Williams C. Victor  
Rotation K. Hardy   C. Early C. Walker  
Rotation     S. Richards    
Lim PT   G. de Paula      

Recent Rio Grande Valley Vipers History

Season Team Record Conference Rank
2017-2018 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 18-12 (13-8) 1st (Western)
2016-2017 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 32-19 (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)

2017-2018 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
R.J. Hunter Performer of the Week (12/04/17)

2017-2018 Rio Grande Valley Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Markel Brown 2 39.4 21.0 4.5 5.5 1.0 0.0 1.5
R.J. Hunter 26 30.1 19.3 3.2 2.9 1.8 0.3 1.8
Briante Weber 13 34.4 18.2 6.4 7.2 3.3 0.2 3.8
Troy Williams 10 28.3 18.0 5.7 2.1 1.7 0.3 2.5
Monte Morris 25 33.5 17.7 4.5 6.2 1.8 0.0 1.9
Danuel House 15 31.3 17.5 6.3 2.4 1.0 0.5 2.3
Demetrius Jackson 16 30.9 15.9 3.8 4.2 1.2 0.3 2.1
Tyler Lydon 14 33.3 13.6 8.8 2.2 1.1 0.6 0.9
Zhou Qi 10 29.9 12.9 6.5 2.0 0.6 2.8 2.4
Tony Wroten 24 21.0 11.0 2.0 2.8 0.8 0.2 3.2
Cleanthony Early 8 27.3 10.6 3.4 2.2 0.5 0.9 1.6
Chris Walker 28 16.1 10.3 5.6 0.8 0.4 0.9 1.5
Chinanu Onuaku 20 24.8 9.8 9.2 2.8 1.0 1.2 2.1
Isaiah Hartenstein 26 18.5 9.2 6.5 1.1 0.5 1.0 1.5
Julien Lewis 25 14.9 6.9 2.1 0.8 0.8 0.1 0.8
Shane Richards 18 12.6 6.3 1.3 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.3
Craig Victor 8 10.8 3.4 1.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.5
George de Paula 6 4.3 1.5 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.0
Kevin Hardy 18 10.1 1.4 1.6 1.8 0.9 0.2 0.7

Rio Grande Valley Vipers Affiliation History

SeasonTeamNBA Affiliate
2017-2018 Rio Grande Valley Vipers Rockets
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 General Manager 2017-2018 Assistant General Manager (Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 2014 to 2017)
Brent Johnson Director of Player Development 2010-2011 Personnel Scout (Houston Rockets, 1994 to )
Craig Skinner Athletic Trainer 2016-2017 N/A