Cooper, Griffin and Martin headline Hawks Summer League

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Hawks assistant coach Nick Van Exel will lead the team at this year’s tournament. This is the first time that Van Exel will be head coach for a full summer league. Joining Van Exel on the bench will be Hawks assistant coach Jamelle McMillan and player development coach Paul Jesperson and College Park Skyhawks coach Steve Gansey.

The Hawks and the remaining 29 teams will play five games each. The two teams with the best record will meet in the championship game, scheduled for July 17. The other 28 teams will play games determined by the league.

Here’s a look at the Hawks’ first four games (all-time Eastern):

– July 9 vs. Utah (7:30 p.m., NBA TV)

– July 11 vs. New Orleans (9:30 p.m., NBA TV)

– July 12 vs. Miami (7 p.m., NBA TV)

– July 14 vs. San Antonio (3 p.m., ESPN2)

Here’s the Hawks’ Summer League roster, which the team says is subject to change.

Composition of the 2022 Summer League

No. Player Pos. HT. NBA Forward Weight/Country of Origin

2 Sharife Cooper G 6-1 180 Auburn/USA

14 AJ Griffin F 6-6 222 Duke/USA

19 Joel Ayayi G 6-5 180 Gonzaga/France

22 Tyrese Martin G 6-6 215 Connecticut/USA

24 Alpha Kaba F 6-10 242 Royal Hali Gaziantep/France

25 Tyson Etienne G 6-2 203 Wichita State/USA

26 Max Heidegger G 6-3 180 UC Santa Barbara/USA

30 Marcus Georges-Hunt G 6-6 220 Georgia Tech/USA

31 James Akinjo G 6-1 190 Baylor/USA

33 Grant Golden F 6-10 255 Richmond/USA

34 Anthony Duruji F 6-7 209 Florida/USA

35 Chandler Hutchison F 6-7 197 Boise State/USA

39 Chris Clemons G 5-9 180 Campbell/USA

45 Chaundee Brown G 6-5 215 Michigan/USA

64 Justin Tillman F 6-8 229 Virginia Commonwealth/USA

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