Bulls add five to complete training camp roster
October 1, 2012 -- The Chicago Bulls announced today the signing of free agents Ryan Allen, Vance Cooksey, Andre Emmett, Kyrylo Fesenko and Marko Jaric to round out their 2012-13 training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Allen (6-3, 200), a rookie guard out of UW-Milwaukee, earned Horizon League All-Defensive Team honors last year, as he averaged 8.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.2 apg and 1.06 spg in 29.1 mpg . A native of Chicago, Allen attended Thornton Fractional High School in Harvey, Ill. His brother Tony is a member of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Cooksey (6-0, 175) spent last season with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the Texas Legends in the NBA D-League. In 38 D-League games, he posted 8.8 ppg, 4.8 apg, 2.6 rpg and 1.10 spg in 23.9 mpg.
Emmett (6-5, 230) split last year with the New Jersey Nets and the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League. In six games with the Nets last season, he recorded 2.2 ppg and 1.0 rpg in 7.5 mpg. While with the Bighorns, he averaged 23.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.70 spg and 36.7 mpg.
Fesenko (7-1, 280), a veteran of 135 NBA games (seven starts), played in three games with the Indiana Pacers last year. During his time with the Pacers, he posted 2.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 0.70 spg in 5.7 mpg. For his NBA career, the Ukraine native has averaged 2.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 8.2 mpg.
Jaric, a seven year veteran of the NBA, has previously played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota and Memphis. In 447 career games (221 starts), he has averaged 7.1 ppg, 3.6 apg, 2.7 rpg and 1.30 spg in 25.2 mpg. Jaric last played in the NBA in 2008-09, as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies. He spent the 2011-12 season with Montepaschi Siena of the Italian League.
The Bulls will open training camp today with Media Day at the Berto Center, prior to tomorrow’s first practices of the season.
Chicago’s roster now stands at 18.