Swarm announces list of training camps and coaching staff for 2021-2022


By Justin Trujillo | 24 October 2021

The Greensboro Swarm, the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, today announced training camp lineup and coaching staff for the 2021-22 NBA G League season. Head Coach Jordan Surenkamp opens training camp on Tuesday, October 26 at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum complex.

The two-way players entering the season are Arnoldas Kulboka and Scottie Lewis. Kulboka was selected by the Hornets in the second round (No.55 overall) in the 2018 NBA Draft, while Lewis was selected in the second round (No.56) in 2021.

DJ Carton, Jalen Crutcher and Cameron McGriff are the three affiliate players represented. Xavier Sneed is the only returning player from Swarm’s 2021 NBA G League single-site roster. Also included are four Greensboro 2021-22 NBA G League Draft picks – LiAngelo Ball, Chudier Bile, Ikenna Ndugba and Tyree White.

In addition, three test players (Greg Malinowski, Danny Pippen, Mitchell Wilbekin) are presented.

The training camp list is below.

3 LiAngelo ball F 6-5 230 24/11/98 Vytautas Prienu (Lithuania) / United States Disorganized
6 Chudier Bile F 6-7 195 07/07/98 Georgetown / United States Disorganized
2 DJ box g 6-2 200 05/08/00 Marquette / United States Affiliate
4 Jalen Crutcher g 6-2 175 07/18/99 Dayton / United States Affiliate
98 Arnoldas kulboka F 6-10 209 04/01/98 Bilbao Basket (Spain) / Lithuania bidirectional
16 Scottie Lewis g 6-5 185 03/12/00 Florida / United States bidirectional
11 Greg Malinowski F 6-6 200 08/21/95 Ehingen Urspring (Germany) / United States Experiment
8 Cameron McGriff F 6-7 220 09/30/97 Oklahoma State / United States Affiliate
9 Ikenna ndugba g 6-0 185 06/11/98 Elon / United States Disorganized
1 Danny pippen F 6-9 222 12/11/97 Kent State / United States Experiment
20 Xavier Sneed F 6-5 215 12/21/97 Kansas State / United States Return rights
7 White Tire F 6-8 190 12/01/97 Louisiane-Monroe / United States Disorganized
ten Mitchell wilbekin g 6-1 175 11/25/94 Golden Eagle Ylli (Kosovo) / United States Experiment

In addition, three new assistant coaches join head coach Surenkamp for his first season at the helm. Donyell Marshall, Ben Resner and Collin Terry will be on the field at the start of training camp.

Marshall brings a wealth of training and playing experience to Greensboro. As the Minnesota Timberwolves’ No.4 selection in the 1994 NBA Draft at the University of Connecticut, he ended a 15-season career in 2009 after playing for eight franchises (Minnesota, Golden State, Utah, Chicago , Toronto, Cleveland, Seattle, Philadelphia). Marshall was most recently the head coach of Central Connecticut University, but has also been on the sidelines with Buffalo, Rider, Maine Celtics (affiliate of the Boston Celtics) and George Washington.

Resner has been involved in coaching or player development since graduating from Stony Brook University in 2014. His previous coaching roles have been with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (a subsidiary of the Houston Rockets), the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (a branch of the Indiana Pacers), the Township Swarm and Charge (a branch of the Cleveland Cavaliers). He has also served USA Basketball several times in support roles and participated in other player development programs.

Terry comes from player development, and most recently held this role in Maine. His experience includes serving as an assistant coach at Salt Lake Community College and head coach for an international basketball tour. Since graduating from Utah Valley University, Terry has continuously worked with high school, college, overseas, G League or NBA players in skill development.

The remaining hires in basketball operations will be announced at a later date.