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2015 NBA Summer League: Big Ten Day 4 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 4.

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 4 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 story of the day for the Big Ten was another big game for Branden Dawson.  He was selected in the late 2nd Round and was expected to have to earn himself an NBA roster spot this summer.  Even if he hasn't locked one up quite yet, he has made major strides in doing so and has set himself up pretty well to get some serious attention after Summer League play.  He had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Another player who continues to produce is Frank Kaminsky.  Though he has not been insanely efficient so far, he's putting up the raw numbers that fans would hope to see in his first Summer League.  Obviously, Kaminsky already has a roster spot locked up, but if he continues this, he should see some major minutes next season.

Two other players who saw some significant time were Shannon Scott and Maurice Walker.  Both have struggled to see the court so far, but got to see some real time on Day 4.  Both have a pretty uphill battle to actually land on an NBA roster, but getting time is certainly a step in the right direction.