The Jazz on Thursday cut six players from their summer-league roster, leaving 14 to play for the club in the Rocky Mountain Revue, which opens today.
Released were Nick Bradford, Steven Edwards, George Reese, Doug Swenson, Melvin Watson and Bryon Ruffner, a local product who had stops with Utah State, Utah Valley and Brigham Young before spending the last few seasons playing in Belgium.
Among those playing for Utah will be Quincy Lewis and Scott Padgett, both Jazz rookies last season; DeShawn Stevenson and Kaniel Dickens, the Jazz's two draft choices this year; Rick Hughes and Alvin Sims, both of whom were in camp with the Jazz last fall; Dante Calabria, a member of North Carolina's 1993 NCAA title team, and Jay Larranaga, both of whom have been playing in France; Harold Arceneaux, the Weber State product who went undrafted this year; David Benoit, the ex-Jazz forward trying to return to the NBA after a stint overseas; and Gheorghe Muresan, a 7-foot-7 Romanian center hoping to catch on as a free agent after injury woes in New Jersey and Washington.
Also on the roster: Kiwane Garris, Zendon Hamilton and Lari Ketner, a 6-10 big man out of the University of Massachusetts.
The Jazz play their first game in the Revue a summer league for NBA rookies, youngsters and free-agent hopefuls at 8 tonight against Denver.