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2014 NBA Summer League: Day 7 Stats And Recap

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

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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 Day 3.

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 Day Four of the Summer League.

2014 NBA Summer League Day 7 Stats

Charlotte Hornets

  • Noah Vonleh - Indiana
    • Game 1 - 32 mins, 0 pts, 6 rebs, 0 asts, 3 blks, 1 stl
  • Cody Zeller - Indiana
    • Game 1 - DNP

Detroit Pistons

  • Brian Cook - Illinois
    • Game 5 - 20 mins, 9 pts, 7 rebs, 0 asts, 1 blk, 0 stls
  • David Lighty - Ohio State
    • Game 5 - 22 mins, 8 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts, 0 blks, 1 stl
  • Christian Watford - Indiana
    • Game 5 - DNP

Golden State Warriors

  • Aaron Craft - Ohio State
    • Game 1 - 17 mins, 0 pts, 1 reb, 4 asts, 0 blks, 5 stls
  • Christian Watford - Indiana
    • Game 1 - DNP

Houston Rockets

  • Chris Kramer - Purdue
    • Game 5 - 12 mins, 0 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts, 0 blks, 2 stls

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Trevor Mbakwe - Minnesota
    • Game 1 - 24 mins, 7 pts, 8 rebs, 1 ast, 1 blk, 1 stl
  • LaQuinton Ross - Ohio State
    • Game 1 - DNP

Memphis Grizzlies

  • Kalin Lucas - Michigan State
    • Game 5 - 14 mins, 2 pts, 2 rebs, 2 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls

Milwaukee Bucks

  • Ben Brust - Wisconsin
    • Game 1 - DNP
  • JaJuan Johnson - Purdue
    • Game 1 - 22 mins, 7 pts, 4 rebs, 0 asts, 1 blk, 1 stl
  • Jordan Taylor - Wisconsin
    • Game 1 - 14 mins, 0 pts, 4 rebs, 0 asts, 0 blks, 1 stl

New Orleans Pelicans

  • Drew Crawford - Northwestern
    • Game 1 - 18 mins, 6 pts, 3 rebs, 0 asts, 1 blks, 2 stls

New York Knicks

  • Shannon Brown - Michigan State
    • Game 1 - 11 mins, 3 pts, 1 reb, 0 asts, 0 blks, 1 stl
  • Tim Hardaway, Jr. - Michigan
    • Game 1 - 25 mins, 25 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls
  • Will Sheehey - Indiana
    • Game 1 - 5 mins, 2 pts, 0 rebs, 1 ast, 0 blks, 0 stls

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Mitch McGary - Michigan
    • Game 5 - 27 mins, 18 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts, 2 blks, 0 stls

Orlando Magic
  • Devyn Marble - Iowa
    • 30 mins, 16 pts, 5 rebs, 0 asts, 0 blks, 1 stl
  • Victor Oladipo - Indiana
    • Game 5 - 30 mins, 22 pts, 5 rebs, 4 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls
Philadelphia 76ers

  • Aaron Craft - Ohio State
    • Game 5 - DNP

Sacramento Kings

  • Nik Stauskas - Michigan
    • Game 1 - 32 mins, 14 pts, 0 rebs, 3 asts, 2 blks, 2 stls

San Antonio Spurs

  • Darius Morris - Michigan
    • Game 1 - 15 mins, 12 pts, 2 rebs, 1 ast, 0 blks, 1 stl
  • Deshaun Thomas - Ohio State
    • Game 1 - 22 mins, 9 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 0 blks, 0 stls

Toronto Raptors

  • John Shurna - Northwestern
    • Game 1 - 24 mins, 21 pts, 3 rebs, 0 asts, 2 blks, 3 stls

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Day Seven 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.  Having said that, there were a few things worth noting in the first two days of Summer League action."

From a game perspective, Friday was the busiest day of the Summer League as the Orlando League was finishing and the Las Vegas League kicked off with a big night.  In total, 15 teams played that had a Big Ten player on the roster and 14 teams had a Big Ten player see the court.  We also finally got to the see the Big Ten's top two picks from the 2014 NBA Draft in action with Nik Stauskas debuting for the Sacramento Kings and Noah Vonleh debuting for the Charlotte Hornets.  Stauskas definitely appeared to have the bigger night.

Several guys in the Orlando League closed out with big days in Devyn Marble, Mitch McGary, and Victor Oladipo.  All three had big weeks in Orlando and there have been reports of Devyn Marble being signed by the Magic.  At this point, it just looks like a confirmation.  Marble should be with the Magic this fall.

So many guys to look at in Las Vegas, but I will start with John Shurna.  He had a big night for Toronto.  It's great to see him making an impact in the Summer League.  Other players with bigger games were former Michigan players Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Darius Morris.  Hardaway finished with 25 points, which led all Big Ten scorers on the day.  Morris was drafted by the Lakers, but has been cycling through teams lately and it's good to see him rounding into form.  Perhaps he can get back on a roster this fall.

Overall, a big day for the Big Ten.  There are more games on Saturday including the debuts of Adreian Payne and Gary Harris, who were the conference's 3rd and 4th highest picks in the 2014 NBA Draft.

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