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Dee Bost Talks Importance of NBA D-League, Uncertain Future & More

Former Idaho Stampede star Dee Bost is currently playing in the NBA Summer League with the Indiana Pacers, competing to earn a roster spot in the league. He checked in with Ridiculous Upside from Orlando.

Kevin C. Cox

The Orlando Pro Summer League kicked off Saturday morning at the Amway Center as we saw the Nets thump the Pacers 101-81. One of Indiana's few bright spots was Dee Bost, former standout guard of the Idaho Stampede. The 24-year-old wasn't as aggressive as usual, but still managed to drop 7 points in just 16 minutes of play, knocking down each shot he took.

In 50 games with the Stampede, the 6-2 guard averaged 15.2 points, 8.4 assists and 6.1 rebounds as the team finished 24-26. Idaho clearly missed Pierre Jackson, who emerged as the D-League's most lethal scorer before leaving the States to play in Turkey midway through the season.

Following the D-League campaign, Bost signed with Trotamundos de Carabobo of the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto in Venezuela. had the chance to quickly catch up with Bost and talk about his experience in the D-League and undecided future.

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Ridiculous Upside: How has the D-League prepared you to potentially make the jump to the NBA?

Dee Bost: It prepared me a lot. Learning little things, like how to go off ball screens and all that. The D-League helped me a lot.

RU: There are a lot of former and potential D-Leaguers playing in the Summer League; have you had the opportunity to catch up with any teammates or friends?

Bost: For sure. Me and Pierre (Jackson) caught up last night. We're staying at the same hotel. That's my boy, so that was nice.

RU: Are there any differences you have noticed between the D-League and the NBA Summer League?

Bost: You just have to go out there and do what you do and play at your own pace. It's no different. First game, of course, everyone is jittery and all that but after that it gets better.

RU: If NBA teams feel you need more time before making the jump to the NBA, would you accept playing in the D-League another season? Or would you think about going overseas again?

Bost: That's a tough question. Right now, I'm undecided.  I'm not leaning one way or another at this moment.

Below are highlights of Bost's impressive season in the D-League: