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2016 NBA Summer League: Big Ten Players On Summer League Rosters

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The NBA Summer League is a major part of the selection process for team rosters. Which Big Ten players will be playing this summer?

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Although the NBA Draft is the event that gets the majority of the offseason attention, the Summer League is actually when players start to earn their fill at the next level. It's a chance to validate their selection on the court and for other players to earn their way onto NBA rosters. With this in mind, let's take a look at some of the Big Ten players that will be playing in the NBA Summer League this season.

However, before we dive in, just a few things to remember.

First, making a Summer League team in no way guarantees a player who will make an actual NBA roster. In fact, the majority of the players who compete in the Summer League will not play in next year's NBA season. Nonetheless, many do earn roster spots or find their way into the D-League.

Additionally, the list also clarifies that if a team is participating in both the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues, which event the player will be participating in with that team. Since there are actually several different events, keep in mind that your favorite player may only be participating in one.

Finally, not all the Summer League rosters are confirmed at this point, so this list will continue to grow and change in the coming weeks. We have also placed an asterisk next to players names who are probable, but have not been officially announced. These are your 2016 Big Ten NBA Draft picks.

With those thoughts in mind, here is the current list of Big Ten players competing in the 2016 NBA Summer League.

Big Ten Players In The 2015 NBA Summer League

Atlanta Hawks (Las Vegas)
  • Matt Costello - Michigan State Spartans
Boston Celtics (Utah and Las Vegas)
  • N/A
Brooklyn Nets (Las Vegas)
  • Yogi Ferrell - Indiana Hoosiers
Charlotte Hornets (Orlando)
  • Brandon Paul - Illinois Fighting Illini
  • Deshaun Thomas - Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Sam Thompson - Ohio State Buckeyes
Chicago Bulls (Las Vegas)
  • Tre Demps - Northwestern Wildcats
  • Rasheed Sulaimon - Maryland Terrapins
  • Denzel Valentine - Michigan State Spartans*
  • Dez Wells - Maryland Terrapins
Cleveland Cavaliers (Las Vegas)
  • N/A
Dallas Mavericks (Las Vegas and Orlando)
  • AJ Hammons - Purdue Boilermakers*
Denver Nuggets (Las Vegas)
  • Gary Harris - Michigan State Spartans
Detroit Pistons (Orlando)
  • Kadeem Jack - Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  • Derrick Nix - Michigan State Spartans
Golden State Warriors (Las Vegas)
  • Robert Carter - Maryland Terrapins
Houston Rockets (Las Vegas)
  • Sam Dekker - Wisconsin Badgers*
Indiana Pacers (Orlando)
  • Glenn Robinson III - Michigan Wolverines
Los Angeles Clippers (Orlando)
  • Branden Dawson - Michigan State Spartans
  • Greg Stiemsma - Wisconsin Badgers
  • Diamond Stone - Maryland Terrapins
Los Angeles Lakers (Las Vegas)
  • D'Angelo Russell - Ohio State Buckeyes
Memphis Grizzlies (Las Vegas)
  • Deyonta Davis - Michigan State Spartans*
Miami Heat (Las Vegas and Orlando)
  • None
Milwaukee Bucks (Las Vegas)
  • Jared Berggren - Wisconsin Badgers
  • Terran Petteway - Nebraska Cornhuskers
Minnesota Timberwolves (Las Vegas)
  • None
NBA D-League Team (Las Vegas)
  • None
New Orleans Pelicans (Las Vegas)
  • David Lighty - Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Alex Olah - Northwestern Wildcats
New York Knicks (Orlando)
  • None
Oklahoma City Thunder (Orlando)
  • Mitch McGary - Michigan Wolverines
Orlando Magic (Orlando)
  • Nnanna Egwu - Illinois Fighting Illini
  • Devyn Marble - Iowa Hawkeyes
  • Shavon Shields - Nebraska Cornhuskers
Philadelphia 76ers (Las Vegas and Utah)
  • None
Phoenix Suns (Las Vegas)
  • Shannon Scott - Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Troy Williams - Indiana Hoosiers
Portland Trail Blazers (Las Vegas)
  • Jake Layman - Maryland Terrapins
  • Noah Vonleh - Indiana Hoosiers
Sacramento Kings (Las Vegas)
  • Duje Dukan - Wisconsin Badgers
  • Jarrod Uthoff - Iowa Hawkeyes
  • Adam Woodbury - Iowa Hawkeyes
San Antonio Spurs (Las Vegas and Utah)
  • Bryn Forbes - Michigan State Spartans
Toronto Raptors (Las Vegas)
  • Drew Crawford - Northwestern Wildcats
  • Evan Smotrycz - Maryland Terrapins
Utah Jazz (Las Vegas and Utah)
  • Aaron Craft - Ohio State Buckeyes
Washington Wizards (Las Vegas)
  • Gilvydas Biruta - Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  • Aaron White - Iowa Hawkeyes
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*** - Last updated on July 5, 2016.