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2015 NBA Summer League: Big Ten Day 6 Stats, Recap, and Analysis

The 2015 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 and these games will have a large impact on how many players from the Big Ten make 2015-16 NBA rosters.  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 6.

We detailed the full Summer League rosters and now we are going to be following those players during their games this summer.

2015 NBA Summer League Day 6 Stats:

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Thoughts

Once again, 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 and as such, you really have to evaluate these games differently.  Players aren't going to run into a LeBron or Durant in these games.  Fans can still get an idea of how players are progressing, but the level of competition and seriousness of these games are definitely different than what takes place in a normal NBA game.  FYI, this first paragraph is going to run on each one of these recaps just as a general reminder about the significance of the Summer League.

The Big Ten had a few players really show up on Day 6 including Keith Appling, Devyn Marble, and Mitch McGary.  Both Appling and Marble are trying to lock down roster spots for next season and their play so far in the Summer League has really indicated that they're both in pretty solid shape to do so.  Appling probably wasn't as efficient as some might have hoped, but he's been getting raw production so far, which is nice to see.

Also, Mitch McGary did this:

Outside of those three, there were a few other players that saw some significant time including Jordan Morgan and Maurice Walker for the Orlando Magic.  It's pretty doubtful that either will actually grab a roster spot in the NBA next season, but it was still good to see them get time in the long-term.  Perhaps they can build off this play and get in position to lock something up in the future.

One final note is that on Friday, the Orlando Summer League wraps up, which means that both the Orlando and the Utah Summer Leagues will be finished and Las Vegas will be the only one remaining.  There are a lot of former Big Ten stars in that one including Sam Dekker and D'Angelo Russell, but it will be the start of Summer League play wrapping up, so the games could be even more important.