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2015 NBA Summer League: Big Ten Day 11 Stats, Recap, and Analysis

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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 11.

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 11 Stats:

Player

Team

Mins

Pts

Rebs

Asts

Blks

Stls

Tim Frazier

Portland Trail Blazers

31

8

3

8

0

0

Josh Gasser

Brooklyn Nets

DNP

--

--

--

--

--

Austin Hollins

Brooklyn Nets

13

5

0

0

0

0

Traevon Jackson

Washington Wizards

14

4

1

4

0

0

JaJuan Johnson

Utah Jazz

20

13

9

0

1

1

Alex Len

Phoenix Suns

22

8

14

1

1

0

Meyers Leonard

Portland Trail Blazers

DNP

--

--

--

--

--

Gabriel Olaseni

Miami Heat

20

7

4

2

1

0

Rayvonte Rice

Chicago Bulls

5

0

4

2

0

0

LaQuinton Ross

Washington Wizards

DNP

--

--

--

--

--

Ralph Sampson III

Boston Celtics

7

1

3

0

1

0

Shannon Scott

San Antonio Spurs

23

5

2

2

0

1

Travis Trice

Miami Heat

11

9

2

0

0

1

Noah Vonleh

Portland Trail Blazers

32

20

8

1

0

0

Dez Wells

Washington Wizards

DNP

--

--

--

--

--

Aaron White

Washington Wizards

20

4

7

0

0

0

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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.

A few former Big Ten players had big games on Day 11 of the Summer League.  Particularly, JaJuan Johnson and Noah Vonleh put up really productive numbers.  This was likely Johnson's best game of the Summer League with 13 points and 9 rebounds and Vonleh has quietly been putting together a really nice Summer League so far.  Likewise, this was also probably Vonleh's best performance, but he could be starting to make some NBA noise long-term.

Some of the other players that had nice games were Alex Len, Travis Trice, and Aaron White.  Len continues to be a beast on the boards and is averaging over 10 rebounds a game in Summer League play so far.  Trice and White have not been putting up monster numbers, but both are in that group of players trying to grab a roster spot for next season.  If they can have more productive games, perhaps they can find a home.

Finally, some of the players who did not have the best days were Rayvonte Rice, LaQuinton Ross, and Shannon Scott.  Though Scott has seen some decent time during the Summer League, none of the three have shown a ton of consistency so far and will try to get back on track in the final days of Summer League play.