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2014 NBA Summer League: Day 13 Stats And Recap

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

Andy Lyons

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 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 13 Stats

Denver Nuggets

  • Gary Harris - Michigan State
    • 32 mins, 18 pts, 5 rebs, 3 asts, 0 blks, 2 stls
  • David Lighty - Ohio State
    • 7 mins, 2 pts, 0 rebs, 0 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls

Golden State Warriors

  • Aaron Craft - Ohio State
    • 16 mins, 10 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts, 0 blks, 3 stls
  • Christian Watford - Indiana
    • 13 mins, 3 pts, 4 rebs, 0 asts, 2 blks, 1 stl

Los Angeles Lakers

  • Trevor Mbakwe - Minnesota
    • 5 mins, 2 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 0 blks, 0 stls
  • LaQuinton Ross - Ohio State
    • 7 mins, 0 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 0 blks, 0 stls

Milwaukee Bucks

  • Ben Brust - Wisconsin
    • 10 mins, 0 pts, 0 rebs, 0 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls
  • JaJuan Johnson - Purdue
    • DNP
  • Jordan Taylor - Wisconsin
    • 14 mins, 4 pts, 1 reb, 2 asts, 0 blks, 1 stl

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Jordan Morgan - Michigan
    • 17 mins, 10 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 0 blks, 1 stl
  • Glenn Robinson III - Michigan
    • 27 mins, 17 pts, 3 rebs, 1 ast, 0 blks, 1 stl

New Orleans Pelicans

  • Drew Crawford - Northwestern
    • 8 mins, 2 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 0 blks, 0 stls

Philadelphia 76ers

  • Tim Frazier - Penn State
    • 17 mins, 5 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts, 0 blks, 1 stl

Phoenix Suns

  • Alex Len - Maryland
    • DNP

Portland Trail Blazers

  • Keith Appling - Michigan State
    • 10 mins, 2 pts, 0 rebs, 1 ast, 0 blks, 1 stl
  • Meyers Leonard - Illinois
    • 29 mins, 9 pts, 7 rebs, 2 asts, 3 blks, 0 stls

Toronto Raptors

  • John Shurna - Northwestern
    • 12 mins, 4 pts, 0 rebs, 1 ast, 0 blks, 0 stls

Utah Jazz

  • Trey Burke - Michigan
    • DNP


Day Thirteen 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.

A few big days around the Summer League, especially around the Mitten state as Gary Harris and Glenn Robinson III both had big days.  Harris has been one of the Big Ten's bright spots during Summer League play so far this year, so it wasn't much of a surprise to see him with another big night, but this was easily GR3's biggest game so far and it's nice to see him starting to turn it on.  Most consider him a high ceiling guy who hasn't lived up to his potential so far, so he will have to keep developing to truly make an impact in the NBA.

Former Buckeye Aaron Craft also had a big game.  He has been playing a lot better on the offensive end in Las Vegas so far and maybe he can get enough of a push to be a serious NBA roster option.  Former Michigan player Jordan Morgan and former Illinois player Meyers Leonard also had good nights.

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