Opening Night Roster Set

By Evans Boston | November 4, 2021


Opening Night Roster Features Eight Players With NBA Experience



PORTLAND, ME – The Maine Celtics, presented by Unum, announced today their opening night roster in advance of the start of the NBA G League season.


Boston Celtics Two-Way Players Sam Hauser and Brodric Thomas lead an impressive roster into Friday’s season opener at College Park. The Maine Celtics’ opening night roster includes eight players with NBA experience.

Point guard Ryan Arcidiacono joins Maine with four years of tenure in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls. Center Luke Kornet suited up for 18 games in Boston last season and has 133 NBA games on his resume. Deng Adel, Chris Clemons, Juwan Morgan, Theo Pinson and Kenny Wooten, Jr. all have NBA experience as former Two-Way Players.


The roster also includes Returning Player Jaysean Paige, who is back in Maine for a second season. Rookies Quade Green and Eric Demers round out the roster. Demers, taken in the Second Round (49th overall) of the 2021 NBA G League Draft, is an Acushnet, Mass. native. Demers makes the Maine Celtics after a successful career at NCAA Div. III Gordon College, averaging 32.3 points per game in his senior season.


To reach the maximum roster of 12 players, Maine waived Wayne Blackshear and Cullen Russo.


Below is the Maine Celtics’ opening night roster:


Number Name Position Height Weight College How Acquired
1 Theo Pinson F 6-5 230 North Carolina Affiliate Player
2 Quade Green G 6-0 170 Washington 2021 Tryouts
3 Chris Clemons G 5-9 191 Campbell Affiliate Player
5 Jaysean Paige G 6-2 205 West Virginia Returning Player
6 Kenny Wooten Jr. F 6-8 235 Oregon Returning Player
8 Brodric Thomas G 6-6 206 Truman State Two-Way Player
12 Eric Demers G 6-1 185 Gordon Coll. Draft
13 Juwan Morgan F 6-7 260 Indiana Exhibit-10
21 Luke Kornet C 7-2 252 Vanderbilt Affiliate Player
22 Deng Adel F 6-5 195 Louisville Returning Player
30 Sam Hauser F 6-7 217 Virginia Two-Way Player
51 Ryan Arcidiacono G 6-2 200 Villanova Affiliate Player