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Stockton Kings’ Cody Demps and Eric Mika Named to USA Men’s AmeriCup Qualifying Team

— Two Stockton Kings players chosen for USA Men’s AmeriCup Qualifying Team —

Stockton, Calif. – USA Basketball announced its official 12-man roster for the February 2020 USA AmeriCup Qualifying Team, including Stockton Kings guard Cody Demps and center Eric Mika. Demps has been part of the Sacramento Kings G League affiliate team for the past three seasons. In 32 games played (all starts), the Sacramento State product is currently averaging 14 points (.419 FG%, .360 3P%), six rebounds and three assists. 

Mika is in his first season with the Stockton Kings after spending the previous two seasons overseas. In 14 games played (13 starts), Mika is averaging 20 points (.586 FG%, .681 FT%), 14 rebounds, and two assists for Stockton. The BYU product signed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings earlier this month, before returning to the Stockton Kings.  

Stockton is one of three NBA G League teams with multiple players named to the roster. Eleven of the players are currently active in the NBA G League including eight players owning NBA regular season experience.

The USA team will train Feb. 14-17 at the University of Miami, Feb. 18 at the Orlando Magic practice facility, Feb. 19 in San Juan Puerto Rico, and the team will continue its training Feb. 21-22 in Washington, D.C. The USA will play a pair of games in the February FIBA AmeriCup Qualifying window, including a game versus Puerto Rico in San Juan on Feb. 20 (7 p.m. EST) and a home game on Sunday, Feb. 23 (3 p.m. EST) versus Puerto Rico at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. The full AmeriCup Qualifying schedule is available at https://www.usab.com/mens/americup/game-schedule.aspx

February 2020 USA Men’s AmeriCup Qualifying Team Roster

NAME                      POS  HGT       WGT      AGE         CURRENT TEAM / COLLEGE / HOMETOWN

Jaylen Adams     G             6-2          190         23           Wisconsin Herd / St. Bonaventure / Baltimore, MD

Justin Anderson F              6-6          230         26           Long Island Nets / Virginia / Montross, VA            

Cody Demps       G             6-4          195         26           Stockton Kings / Sacramento State / Elk Grove, CA

Kyle Fogg             G             6-3          188         30           Beijing Royal Fighters / Arizona / Brea, CA          

Abdul Gaddy      G             6-3          195         28           Oklahoma City Blue / Washington / Tacoma, WA

Devon Hall          G             6-2          215         24           Oklahoma City Blue / Virginia / Virginia Beach, VA

Jalen Jones         F              6-7          220         26           Capital City Go-Go / Texas A&M / Dallas, TX          

J.P. Macura         G             6-5          203         24           Canton Charge / Xavier / Lakeville, MN

Eric Mika              C             6-10       230         25           Stockton Kings / Brigham Young / Highland, UT   

Ivan Rabb            F              610         220         23           Westchester Knicks / California / Sacramento, CA

Levi Randolph    G/F        6-6          210         27           Canton Charge / Alabama / Madison, AL

James Webb       F              6-9          202         26           Iowa Wolves / Boise State / Augusta, GA               

Head Coach:  Mike Fratello

Assistant Coach:  Andy Greer

Assistant Coach:  Othella Harrington

Athletic Trainer:  Ed Lacerte, ProSports Therapy, Inc. (Waltham and Westford, MA)

Team Physician:  Stephen Foley, Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, SD)

NOTE:  Age reflects player’s age as of completion of the February 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers (Feb. 23, 2020).

Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

STOCKTON KINGS DEFEAT MEMPHIS HUSTLE 137-126

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Kings (16-13), the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, defeated the Memphis Hustle (23-8), the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzles, to snap the Hustle’s three-game winning streak. Memphis guard Dusty Hannahs led the game in scoring with 26 points. Stockton saw three players score 24 points each. 

Stockton saw as much as a 14-point lead in the first quarter and headed into the second quarter ahead 38-25. Stockton scored 32 of their 38 points inside the paint. In the second quarter, Stockton shot 6-of-9 (.667 percent) from three-point range. Guard Isaiah Canaan went 3-of-4 from beyond the arch, while Memphis guard Marquis Teague scored 15 of his 25 points. 

In the first half, center Eric Mika scored 18 of his 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Teague added 17 points for the Hustle. Stockton led the Hustle 74-64 to head into the second half. 

Stockton started the second half hot, sinking their first three three-pointers. They would maintain the lead and bring it to as much as 21 points with two minutes remaining in the third quarter. Stockton kept a significant lead in the fourth quarter, and Memphis would bring it down to as close at 10 points with three minutes remaining in regulation but would fail to catch up.

Mika, Canaan and guard Kyle Guy scored 24 points each for Stockton with Canaan shooting 6-of-10 from beyond the arch. Forward DaQuan Jeffries added 14 points and ten rebounds, with nine of them coming from the defensive end. 

Hannahs led the game with 26 points, while Teague followed with 25 points and eight assists for Memphis. Forward Shaq Buchanan added 24 points and nine rebounds. 

Stockton will head on a two-week road trip for the next five games. They will face the Northern Arizona Suns on Wednesday, February 5, at 5:30 p.m. The road trip will wrap up against the Delaware Bluecoats on Thursday, February 13, at 4:00 p.m. Stockton will be back home on Wednesday, February 19, to host the Agua Caliente Clippers, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at StocktonKings.com/Tickets.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

STOCKTON KINGS SLIDE PAST AUSTIN SPURS 126-121

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Kings (15-9), the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, defeat the Austin Spurs (15-10), the NBA G League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs, by a score of 126-121. Austin forward Keldon Johnson had a game-high 30 points. Stockton center Eric Mika scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in tonight’s win. 

Stockton started the game outscoring Austin 13-2. In the second quarter, Stockton went 11-of-16 (.688 percent) from the field and saw their biggest lead, up by 15, at the seven-minute mark of the second quarter, leading Austin 47-32.

The first half ended with Stockton ahead 62-57, with Mika scoring 21 of his 26 points, shooting 10-of-11 from the field and grabbing seven rebounds.

Stockton entered the third quarter with a 12-point lead, which was chipped away as Austin Spurs forward Johnson scored 12 of his 30 points during the quarter. 

In the fourth quarter, Austin cut Stockton’s lead down to as little as one point with just under five minutes remaining in regulation, with the score 109-108. Free throws by Mika and guard Isaiah Canaan gave Stockton a five-point lead with 26.6 seconds remaining. Stockton would keep the lead. 

Mika led Stockton in scoring with 26 points, shooting 12-of-15 from the field and grabbing 11 rebounds with eight coming from the defensive end. Canaan, who scored 20 points in the second half, ended the night with 24 points, four rebounds and three assists. 

For the Austin Spurs, Johnson had a double-double with a game-high 30 points, shooting 12-of-21 from the field and snagging 11 rebounds. Center Chimezie Metu added 21 points and 11 rebounds.

The Stockton Kings will be back in action at home on Friday, January 17 for Kings Collide Night. The Stockton Kings will wear special throwback Sacramento Kings theme jerseys that fans can bid on after the game. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA of San Joaquin County. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a free t-shirt. Tickets can be purchased at StocktonKings.com/Tickets.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

Sacramento KINGS ASSIGN WENYEN GABRIEL AND JUSTIN JAMES TO STOCKTON KINGS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —- The Sacramento Kings today announced the team has assigned forward Wenyen Gabriel and guard Justin James to the team’s NBA G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings

Gabriel is averaging 1.7 points (.353 FG%, 6-10 FT), .9 rebounds, and 5.6 minutes per game in 11 games for Sacramento this season. 

In 22 games for the Kings, James has accrued averages of 2.9 points (.403 FG%, .304 3pt%, 3-11 FT), 1.2 rebounds, and 8.7 minutes per game.

Press Release Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations

STOCKTON KINGS SHOOTING BEATS IOWA WOLVES 163-143

Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Kings (14-9), the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, beat the Iowa Wolves (12-13), the NBA G League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves, by a score of 163-143. Iowa forward Kelan Martin had a game-high 39 points. Sacramento Kings assignment player, forward Wenyen Gabriel led Stockton in scoring with 37 points as the Stockton Kings shot .656 percent from the field in their win at Stockton Arena. Stockton’s 163 points tonight are the most points scored in a G League game this season.

In the first quarter, Gabriel posted 12 points for Stockton. Iowa forward Kelan Martin added 11 points for the Wolves. Sacramento Kings assignment player Justin James scored 15 of his 30 points, shooting 5-of-6 from the field in the first half. In the second quarter, Stockton shot .625 percent from the field, heading into halftime ahead 71-62.

In the third quarter, Martin scored 22 points, shooting 7-of-11 from the field and 6-of-8 from three-point range for Iowa. Stockton shot .818 percent from three-point range, shooting 9-of-11 from beyond the arch and .760 percent from the field as Gabriel added 15 points, shooting 6-of-7 from the field and 3-of-3 from three-point range.

Stockton center Eric Mika’s 14 points in the fourth quarter helped Stockton reach their largest lead of the game – by 28 points. Mika shot 6-of-7 from the field. In the final minutes of the fourth quarter, Stockton went on a 15-0 run to give themselves a 28-point lead with two minutes remaining in regulation.

Stockton saw seven players in double-figures, including Sacramento Kings assignment players Gabriel and James, who both added 30+ points. Gabriel had a double-double tonight with 37 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. James added 30 points and five rebounds. Mika contributed 24 points shooting 10-of-15 from the field, and twelve rebounds with ten coming from the defensive end. Overall, the team had 31 assists demonstrating team effort.

Martin had a game-high 39 points and three rebounds. Guard Jaylen Nowell added 18 points, six rebounds, and six assists.

Stockton will be back home next week to host the Austin Spurs on Tuesday, January 14, at 7 p.m. Then, on Friday, January 17, the Stockton Kings will host Kings Collide Night as they take on the Oklahoma Blue, wearing special throwback Sacramento Kings themed jerseys. Fans will be able to bid on the jerseys following the game with all proceeds benefitting the YMCA of San Joaquin County. Tickets can be purchased at StocktonKings.com/Tickets.

Match Recap Courtesy of the Stockton Kings Media Relations