Vegas Summer League
Through six arduous years of college basketball and obstacles to overcome along the way, Antwan Scott is living his goal of playing in the NBA. Currently on the Denver Nuggets' Summer League team, he's embracing the experience, open to learning.
With the Miami Heat pursuing front-court options to help add more depth to their title winning team, D-League alumni Jarvis Varnado will be using that opportunity to prove his skills to the team. Will his defensive abilities be enough to grab a role
Two of the more intriguing prospects in the minors last season, James Nunnally and Tony Taylor helped the Heat take down the Knicks in NBA Summer League postseason on Wednesday.
Andrew Goudelock is tearing things up at NBA Summer League, but will that be enough for the D-League M.V.P. earn a guaranteed contract? A more versatile skill set may help him get to where he needs to be even more.
After refusing an NBA D-League assignment in March, Dominique Jones was released by the Mavericks. Declaring no more NBADL for him, Jones left to find an NBA team w/ more playing time to offer. Fast-forward to July, and he's playing in Summer League.
Jeremy Pargo has signed with basketball powerhouse Maccabi Tel-Aviv. There have been rumors in the media that Pargo has been signed to take the roster spot of Mikhail Torrance.
A.J. Ogilvy, the 7-foot rookie center out of Vanderbilt, seems like a pretty chill bro - if you couldn't tell from the picture above. Since going undrafted in the most recent NBA Draft and "playing" for the Chicago Bulls Summer League squad, the Australian big man has taken to the Twitter.
Othello Hunter, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Ohio State, has signed to play next season with Dinamo Sassari in Italy according to a team press release. Hunter played for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Summer League in Vegas after splitting his two professional seasons between the Atlanta Hawks and Ilysiakos in Greece.
I'm going to make this update quick because the tears have welled up in my eyes, but the NBA Development League will be without the tremendous tandem of Rob Kurz, Blake Ahearn and Sean Sonderleiter next season.
Villanova guard Scottie Reynolds, the first AP All-American to go undrafted since the ABA-NBA merger, will apparently play next season in Italy. Reynolds played for the Phoenix Suns' Summer League team, but was limited early by an Achilles injury that kept him out of the team's first two games.
Jeff Adrien, the 6-foot-7ish Connecticut alum, is focused on making the NBA next summer. Adrien played with the Orlando Magic before heading to Vegas to play for the Grizzlies in the Summer Leagues, acclimating himself well to the talent evaluators in attendance.
Jermareo Davidson, the 36th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, has signed in Russia with new Eurocup team Krasnye Krylia. The 6-foot-10 power forward averaged 15.9 points and a league-leading 10.87 rebounds last season in Turkey after spending his first two professional seasons bouncing between the NBA with the Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Bobcats as well as stints in the D-League.
Jerome Randle, last season's Pac-10 Player of the Year, will play his first professional season in Turkey as he has reportedly signed with Aliaga Petkim. The 5-foot-10 point guard, dubbed a "super squirt," led Cal with 18.6 points per game last season to go with 4.3 assists while shooting a healthy 40+% from beyond the arc.
Kenny Hasbrouck, former Siena star before joining the D-League last season, will sign a contract today that will put him on the Miami Heat's training camp roster according to Fox 23 News in Albany, NY. Hasbrouck was called up from the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers in March and was eventually extended a contract for the remainder of the season after his two 10-day deals expired.
Marqus Blakely, a rookie forward out of Vermont, has signed a partially-guaranteed two-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. Blakely played with the Clippers' Summer League team, averaging 7.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game while shooting an uber-efficient 65% from the field over four games in Vegas.
Tyler Wilkerson, a rookie out of Marshall and one of several San Antonio Spurs' Summer League standouts, has agreed to a deal in Israel with defending champs Galil Gilboa. The 6-foot-8 power forward averaged 11 points and 6.6 rebounds while starting three of the five Spurs games in Las Vegas.
Yaroslav Korolev will be taking his talents to Spain for the 2010-2011 season because he's signed with CB Granada. The 6-foot-9 forward and former 12th overall pick of the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2005 NBA Draft averaged 10.4 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 43% from the field last season in the D-League, splitting time with the Albuquerque Thunderbirds and Reno Bighorns.
Tyrese Rice, a 6-foot-1 guard out of Boston College, has signed with the Artland Dragons in Germany. After having a decent season in Greece last season, Rice played for both the Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings' Summer League entries.
Wayne Chism, a 6-foot-9 power forward out of Tennessee, has decided to play his rookie season in Turkey with Antalya. This typically wouldn't be a surprising story, but Chism's agent, Jared Karnes, said that the big man has turned down a Sacramento Kings' training camp invite in order to pursue guaranteed money in Turkey.