2014 NBA Summer League: Day 10 Stats And Recap

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 NBA Summer League is in full swing with a boatload of former Big Ten players in action.

The Summer League is in full swing and there are a bunch of former Big Ten players in action.  Though this is not an NBA site, many of these former Big Ten players are fighting for a roster position in the Summer League.  Success in the pros is highly related to a program's success, which makes the Summer League highly relevant for many of the programs in the Big Ten.  Here are some of the highlights from the day.

We detailed the full Summer League rosters last week and now we are going to be following those players during their games this summer.  Here are the highlights so far:

With that, let's take a look at how the Big Ten performed on this day of the Summer League.

2014 NBA Summer League Day 10 Stats

Charlotte Hornets

  • Noah Vonleh - Indiana
    • Game 2 - 27 mins, 13 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts, 1 blk, 0 stls
  • Cody Zeller - Indiana
    • Game 2 - 30 mins, 18 pts, 4 rebs, 1 ast, 1 blk, 1 stl

Golden State Warriors

  • Aaron Craft - Ohio State
    • Game 2 - 25 mins, 13 pts, 3 rebs, 1 ast, 1 blk, 2 stls
  • Christian Watford - Indiana
    • Game 2 - 12 mins, 3 pts, 4 rebs, 0 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Trevor Mbakwe - Minnesota
    • Game 2 - 18 mins, 4 pts, 5 rebs, 0 asts, 1 blk, 1 stl
  • LaQuinton Ross - Ohio State
    • Game 2 - 15 mins, 9 pts, 3 rebs, 1 ast, 0 blks, 1 stl

Milwaukee Bucks

  • Ben Brust - Wisconsin
    • Game 2 - 6 mins, 0 pts, 2 rebs, 0 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls
  • JaJuan Johnson - Purdue
    • Game 2 - 14 mins, 4 pts, 1 reb, 0 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls
  • Jordan Taylor - Wisconsin
    • Game 2 - 7 mins, 0 pts, 1 reb, 0 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls

New Orleans Pelicans

  • Drew Crawford - Northwestern
    • Game 2 - 5 mins, 0 pts, 1 reb, 0 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls

New York Knicks

  • Shannon Brown - Michigan State
    • Game 2 - 17 mins, 6 pts, 2 rebs, 1 ast, 0 blks, 1 stl
  • Tim Hardaway, Jr. - Michigan
    • Game 2 - 25 mins, 17 pts, 4 rebs, 3 asts, 0 blks, 3 stls
  • Will Sheehey - Indiana
    • 11 mins, 6 pts, 1 rebs, 0 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls

Philadelphia 76ers

Sacramento Kings

  • Nik Stauskas - Michigan
    • Game 2 - 26 mins, 15 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls

San Antonio Spurs

  • Darius Morris - Michigan
    • Game 2 - 30 mins, 19 pts, 4 rebs, 4 asts, 1 blk, 0 stls
  • Deshaun Thomas - Ohio State
    • Game 2 - 17 mins, 5 pts, 6 rebs, 1 ast, 0 blks, 0 stls

Toronto Raptors

  • John Shurna - Northwestern
    • Game 2 - 20 mins, 8 pts, 1 reb, 0 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls

Utah Jazz

  • Trey Burke - Michigan
    • Game 2 - 25 mins, 2 pts, 6 rebs, 6 asts, 0 blks, 1 stl

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Day Ten Thoughts

First, here is my intro I am putting in each of these posts:

"Please insert a "grain of salt" warning with everyone of my statements regarding the Summer League.  The competition is much different than your typical NBA regular or postseason game.  Frankly, you just aren't going to run into your LeBron or Durant type of players in the Summer League.  This means that there are some weaknesses in players that just don't get exposed in these type of scenarios."

Essentially, it's fine to watch the Summer League and keep tabs, but if I say a guy is doing very well, don't just assume he's going to be NBA Rookie of the Year next year.  Everything is in the context of the Summer League.

This was an odd day for the Big Ten as a few teams had the top performers and a few others struggled.  Indiana's duo on the Hornets came up with big games in Noah Vonleh and Cody Zeller.  Both were 1st Round Draft picks and Charlotte is hoping that they can bring this type of intensity on a nightly basis.  If both of these guys can continue to perform like this, things could get crowded upfront for the Hornets.

The Wolverines also had some big nights from Tim Hardaway, Jr., Darius Morris, and Nik Stauskas.  Hardaway could very easily be the Big Ten's leading scorer in the Summer League when things finish up if he continues at this pace.  On the other side, Morris is making a good case for an NBA team to bring him in next season.  He has been one of the best borderline NBA players from the Big Ten in Vegas so far.  Finally, Stauskas continues to put up his usual shooting numbers.

A final shout-out to Aaron Craft and LaQuinton Ross, who may have had their best two games of the Summer League on Day 10.  Both are going to be in a fight to make NBA rosters, so putting together some good performances will certainly help that progress.  Ross is still fighting for playing time with the Lakers.  Craft keeps getting good reviews, but we will have to wait and see if he gets signed.

Stay tuned to BTP for more Summer League posts and follow @tbeindit for updates.

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