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2015 NBA Summer League: Big Ten Day 16 and 17 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 Days 16 and 17.

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 16 Stats:

Player

Team

Mins

Pts

Rebs

Asts

Blks

Stls

Alex Len

Phoenix Suns

DNP

--

--

--

--

--

Terran Petteway

Atlanta Hawks

26

7

3

2

0

1

Glenn Robinson III

Atlanta Hawks

23

10

3

0

0

0

Shannon Scott

San Antonio Spurs

21

2

3

0

0

3

Will Sheehey

New Orleans Pelicans

DNP

--

--

--

--

--

2015 NBA Summer League Day 17 Stats:

Player

Team

Mins

Pts

Rebs

Asts

Blks

Stls

Alex Len

Phoenix Suns

29

9

13

0

2

0

Shannon Scott

San Antonio Spurs

26

2

6

4

0

3

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 thing to keep in mind regarding the final two days of the Summer League is that a very limited number of teams are participating and many of them are on back-to-backs.  As such, the games can get sloppy, the rotations can move around quite a bit, and different players can see the floor.  Essentially, even if you are a believer in the Summer League having value - you should - these days probably have even less.

Still, the Big Ten did get a few nice games out of Alex Len and Glenn Robinson III.  These didn't match the numbers that Terran Petteway and GR3 had put up in the Summer League for the Hawks earlier this summer, but it's been a relatively productive week or so for Len and GR3.  Admittedly, Len didn't play a ton in Vegas, but he was decent when he did see the floor.  On the other side, GR3 has put up monster numbers and has certainly attracted some free agent interest for next season.

Overall, it was a productive Summer League for the conference.  Though we will not know how productive it was until we see some of the final rosters in the fall, it's hard not to like how things went.  Some of the top Draft picks like Frank Kaminsky performed well, some of the Draft picks of earlier years like Noah Vonleh did well, and guys who were fighting for roster spots like Keith Appling and Branden Dawson recently signed deals.  By just about every measure, it was a good few weeks in July for the Big Ten.