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Windy City Bulls Announce Opening Night Roster

By Kyle Brown | October 25, 2021

The Windy City Bulls, presented by BMO, the NBA G League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, announced their opening night roster, including one Chicago Assignment Player and two Two-Way Contract players, with opening night set for Saturday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. CST on the road against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

The roster is highlighted by Ethan Thompson, Daniel Oturu, Bryce Alford and Troy Baxter Jr. The four players head to Windy City as affiliate players after participating in the Chicago Bulls Training Camp. Thompson and Baxter Jr. also played for the Chicago Bulls in the 2021 NBA Summer League.

Windy City added Jordan Tucker and Elijah Thomas through the local tryout process. Perrion Callandret returns to the Windy City roster after previously playing with the team in 2019-2020.

Windy City’s three draft picks from the 2021 NBA G League Draft – Scottie Lindsey, Tim Bond and Kerwin Roach II – round out the team’s roster. Lindsey and Bond were selected in the first round with picks No. 17 and No. 25, respectively. Roach II was a third-round selection, picked No. 81 overall.

Chicago Bulls Two-Way players Devon Dotson and Tyler Cook will join the Windy City roster this season, while also spending time with Chicago. Additionally, Chicago assigned Marko Simonovic to Windy City.

Windy City Head Coach Henry Domercant has also filled out his coaching staff as Jordan Brady, Martin Rancik and Kwadzo Ahelegbe join the franchise as assistant coaches.

Rancik previously served as an assistant coach for Windy City during the 2019-20 season. Brady has experience as the Head Coach of the Wisconsin Herd from 2017-19, and Ahelegbe worked as the Video Coordinator for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Ben Sanders returns as the Video Coordinator after serving as Windy City’s Player Development Coordinator during the 2019-20 season, and Josh Malone will be the Director of Basketball Operations after previous stints with Capital City Go-Go and Salt Lake City Stars.

Devin Sweetney will serve as the team’s Player Development Coordinator through the NBA’s Assistant Coaches Program, which aims to help former NBA, G League and WNBA players transition into the coaching ranks with hands-on experience and access to professional resources.

Jordan Bellomy has moved up to the Head Trainer position after previously being the assistant trainer for Windy City. Rounding out the staff, Brian Serrano will serve as the Performance Health Coach.

The basketball staff is led by Josh Kreibich who returns for his third year as Windy City’s General Manager and sixth overall with the franchise.

Windy City’s full roster is listed below:

NUM PLAYER POS HEIGHT WEIGHT FROM NBA ASSIGNMENTS
20 BRYCE ALFORD G 6′ 2″ 185 UCLA/USA
7 TROY BAXTER JR. F 6′ 9″ 200 Morgan State/USA
3 TIM BOND F 6′ 7″ 160 Eastern Michigan/USA
11 PERRION CALLANDRET G 6′ 2″ 180 Idaho/USA
25 TYLER COOKTWO-WAY CONTRACT F 6′ 8″ 255 Iowa/USA
1 DEVON DOTSONTWO-WAY CONTRACT G 6′ 1″ 185 Kansas/USA
15 SCOTTIE LINDSEY G 6′ 5″ 210 Northwestern/USA
24 DANIEL OTURU C 6′ 8″ 240 Minnesota/USA
12 KERWIN ROACH G 6′ 4″ 180 Texas/USA
19 MARKO SIMONOVIC C 6′ 11″ 220 Mega Basket/Montenegro
2 ELIJAH THOMAS F 6′ 9″ 250 Clemson/USA
5 ETHAN THOMPSON G 6′ 5″ 195 Oregon State/Puerto Rico
8 JORDAN TUCKER F 6′ 7″ 210 Butler/USA

Windy City’s regular-season opener is scheduled for Nov. 6 against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants at 6 p.m. CST. The team’s home opener is set for Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. CST against Motor City Cruise at NOW Arena. For more information on tickets and the team, visit WindyCityBulls.com.