Pelicans release summer league roster, minicamp schedule _lowres

Advocate file photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- New Orleans Pelicans center Jeff Withey dunks against the Phoenix Suns last season at the Smoothie King Center.

Jeff Withey, Luke Babbitt and James Southerland top the list of players on the New Orleans Pelicans 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas, which was announced on Wednesday.

The Pelicans will hold a mini-camp from July 7-10 at the Pelicans Practice Facility in Metairie, La., with media availability following the morning sessions July 8-10.

New Orleans’ first game of the 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League is slated for July 11th against the NBA D-League Select squad, followed by games against the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs before beginning the single-elimination tournament. All teams are guaranteed to play at least five games. Teams will be seeded following the preliminary round, with the top eight seeds receiving a first-round bye.