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Nets sign three to camp roster

July 13, 2012: About 1,000 fans, including these

July 13, 2012: About 1,000 fans, including these young Nets fans, pack the plaza at Brooklyn Borough Hall for a pep rally welcoming the Brooklyn Nets' new backcourt of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson Friday July 13, 2012. The fellow at left is seen holding a placard that reads: "FAN SINCE DAY ONE". The Nets will play their first games in the brand new Barclays Center in October, 2012. (photo by Kevin P. Coughlin) (Credit: Kevin P Coughlin)

The Nets have added three players to their training camp roster.

They signed free agents Stephen Dennis, James Mays, and Carleton Scott, moves that were announced Monday. All three players played overseas last season and will essentially serve as training camp bodies since the Nets' roster is technically already set at 15 with last week's addditions of Andray Blatche and Josh Childress.

Camp is scheduled to begin at the Nets' training facility in New Jersey exactly two weeks from Tuesday, a day after their Oct. 1 media day duties at the sparkling new $1 billion Barclays Center.

Here's some more info on Monday's signees, courtesy of the Nets:

Dennis, a 6-6 guard, spent four years at Kutztown University. In his senior season he averaged 26.6 points per game and was named to the Division II All-American Team. After college, Dennis played for the Bakersfield Jam in the NBA D-League, where in 51 games he averaged 18.5 points, 6.9 assists and 5.6 rebounds.

The West Chester, Pa. native then spent the 2011-12 season in Germany playing for the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig, where in 18 contests he averaged 8.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 22.1 minutes per game. Dennis shot .424 from the field, including .304 from three-point range and .731 from the free-throw line. Dennis was a member of the Nets 2012 summer league team.

Mays, a 6-9 forward, spent four years at Clemson University. After his senior season, he was the second overall pick by the Colorado 14ers in the 2008 NBA D-League Draft. In 12 games with Colorado, Mays averaged 18.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists. During the 2009-10 season, Mays played for the Shougang Beijing Ducks in China, where he averaged 26.0 points and 13.2 rebounds per game.  During the 2010-11 campaign he played in the NBA Summer League for both the Indiana Pacers and the Toronto Raptors.

The Garner, N.C. native then went back overseas and played for Oyak Renault Bursa (Turkey), where he averaged 17.2 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.  Mays spent the 2011-12 season with Mersin Buyuksehir Beldiyesi (Turkey), where he averaged 10.8 points and 6.0 rebounds, and Captanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico), where he averaged 2.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in eight minutes per game.

Scott, a 6-8 forward, played three years at the University of Notre Dame. Named the 2010 Co-Most Improved Player. After graduating in 2011, Scott went to Austria and played for the UBC Carefuel Gussing Knights. In 27 contests with the Knights he averaged 13.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 25.9 minutes per game. He shot .494 from the field, including .294 from three-point range and .730 from the free-throw line. Scott was a member of the Nets 2012 summer league team.

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