Former Siena star Edwin Ubiles is coming back to play in the Capital Region, as a member of the Albany Patroons, the team announced.
Ubiles is not the only headliner on the roster announced by Patroons general manager and head coach Derrick Rowland, who made his final cuts Thursday: The team also includes former Los Angeles Laker Smush Parker.
Ubiles was a key player on Saints teams that won three straight MAAC titles from 2008-10. In 2012, he became the first Siena alum to play in a regular season NBA game when he suited up for the Washington Wizards. That year he was selected the D-League Rookie of the Year.
The team makes its North American Premier Basketball League debut Sunday on the road against the Rochester RazorSharks.
Other local Patroon players are Lloyd Johnson, who previously played professionally in Albany; and Jerrell Reid (Troy) Saije Pryor (Troy) and Jerrell Scott (Albany), who are practice players.
The RazorSharks have won the league championship nine out of the last 10 years.
The reconstituted Patroons first home game at the Washington Avenue Armory is Jan. 6, against the RazorSharks. Tickets start at $10 and season tickets start at $99, and are available at www.patroonsbasketball.com.