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2014 NBA Summer League: Day 15 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 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 15 Stats

Charlotte Hornets

  • Noah Vonleh - Indiana
    • 24 mins, 9 pts, 16 rebs, 1 ast, 1 blk, 0 stls
  • Cody Zeller - Indiana
    • DNP

Sacramento Kings

  • Nik Stauskas - Michigan
    • 31 mins, 7 pts, 3 rebs, 1 ast, 0 blks, 0 stls

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Day Fifteen 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.

After Day 15, with the Charlotte Hornets being knocked out, the Sacramento Kings are the only team left in the Las Vegas Summer League with a former Big Ten player on their roster.  Nik Stauskas had a fast start in his last game, but cooled off as the night continued.  He will have to have a solid performance in order for the Kings to take the Vegas title home.

Noah Vonleh had another huge performance for the Hornets.  Many (including myself) had him rated as the best prospect in the Big Ten this season and he is making a strong case so far to support that.  If he continues to build on what he has accomplished this summer, he should be in for a big rookie season.

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