Nine Undrafted Free Agents Make NBA Rosters
by: Jonathan Givony - President
October 31, 2006
Following last year, where 15 undrafted rookie free agents made opening day rosters, nine players made NBA rosters this year. The following nine accomplished the very difficult task of not being one of the 60 players drafted and nevertheless managing to find a way to stick in the league regardless.

Cedric Bozeman
Allan Ray
Jose Juan Barea
Pops Mensah-Bonsu
Tarence Kinsey
Chris Quinn
Robert Hite
Chris McCray
Steven Smith

For comparison, the following undrafted rookie free agents made NBA teams last summer:

Esteban Batista*
Alan Anderson*
Eddie Basden
Rawle Marshall*
Aaron Miles
Devin Green
Anthony Roberson*
Matt Walsh
Sean Banks
Deng Gai
Shavlik Randolph*
Lucas Tischer
Ronnie Price*
Andre Owens
Donell Taylor*

* indicates player made NBA roster this season as well.

Another interesting trend to point out is that while in the 2005 draft every NCAA player taken in the 2nd round (essentially meaning every player not drafted with the intention of being purposefully stashed overseas) made his respective NBA team, this year four players did not. #40 pick Denham Brown received no guaranteed money and was cut by the Seattle Supersonics. #53 pick Guillermo Diaz was stashed by the Clippers in the Czech Republic. JR/Danilo Pinnock was cut after not having received any assurances as the #58 pick, and in perhaps the most shocking event of the past few days. #31 pick James White was cut by the Indiana Pacers. Few should be shedding any tears over White, though, as he signed a two year, 1.1 million dollar guaranteed contract over the summer and will therefore be able to “double up” on contracts both this year and next.
 


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Cedric Bozeman
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birthday: 03/08/1983
33 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Mater Dei
Previous Team: Toshiba Brave Thunders , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG/SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
10.6 Pts, 4.4 Rebs, 1.8 Asts


Allan Ray
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Physicals
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 204 lbs.
Birthday: 06/18/1984
32 Years Old
Teams:
High School: St. Raymond
Previous Team: Virtus Bologna , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: PG/SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
6.5 Pts, 3.5 Rebs, 2.0 Asts


Jose Juan Barea
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Physicals
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 173 lbs.
Birthday: 06/26/1984
32 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Miami Christian School
Previous Team: Mavericks , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
16.0 Pts, 3.3 Rebs, 4.3 Asts


Pops Mensah-Bonsu
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Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 227 lbs.
Birthday: 09/08/1983
33 Years Old
Teams:
High School: St. Augustine Prep
Previous Team: AEK Athens , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF/C,
NBA: PF,
Possible:
Quick Stats:
5.0 Pts, 2.5 Rebs, 0.5 Asts


Tarence Kinsey
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Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 179 lbs.
Birthday: 03/21/1984
32 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Jefferson
Previous Team: Red Star , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
9.6 Pts, 2.3 Rebs, 1.5 Asts


Chris Quinn
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Physicals
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birthday: 09/27/1983
32 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Dublin Coffman
Previous Team: Valencia , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
1.5 Pts, 0.0 Rebs, 0.5 Asts


Robert Hite
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Physicals
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birthday: 01/02/1984
32 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Winton Woods
Previous Team: Miami FL , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG/SF,
NBA: SG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
7.2 Pts, 3.2 Rebs, 1.3 Asts


Chris McCray
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Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 187 lbs.
Birthday: 05/27/1984
32 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Fairmont Heights
Previous Team: Maryland , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible:
Quick Stats:
6.1 Pts, 3.3 Rebs, 2.9 Asts


Steven Smith
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Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 236 lbs.
Birthday: 04/12/1983
33 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Philadelphia Northeast
Previous Team: Pau-Orthez , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SF/PF,
NBA: SF/PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
13.8 Pts, 5.3 Rebs, 1.5 Asts


Esteban Batista
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Physicals
Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 268 lbs.
Birthday: 09/02/1983
33 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Milano , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: C,
NBA: C,
Possible: C
Quick Stats:
11.8 Pts, 10.3 Rebs, 2.0 Asts


Alan Anderson
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Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 223 lbs.
Birthday: 10/18/1982
33 Years Old
Teams:
High School: De La Salle
Previous Team: Wizards , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG/SF,
NBA: SG/SF,
Possible: SG/SF
Quick Stats:
5.0 Pts, 2.1 Rebs, 1.1 Asts


Eddie Basden
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Physicals
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Birthday: 02/16/1983
33 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Eleanor Roosevelt
Previous Team: Toluca Giants , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG/SF,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG/SF
Quick Stats:
5.0 Pts, 6.3 Rebs, 1.0 Asts


Rawle Marshall
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Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 187 lbs.
Birthday: 02/22/1982
34 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Mackenzie
Previous Team: Koroivos , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
12.7 Pts, 5.7 Rebs, 1.0 Asts


Aaron Miles
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birthday: 04/13/1983
33 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Jefferson
Previous Team: Kuban , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
5.0 Pts, 3.2 Rebs, 4.2 Asts