Former LSU Players In NBA Summer League Action
Communications Sr. Associate
BATON ROUGE – Three former LSU players have seen action in the early NBA summer leagues and three others are expected to see action when play begins Friday in Las Vegas.
Having the most success was Johnny O’Bryant III who was on the summer league team of the Charlotte Hornets that played in the Orlando Summer League. O’Bryant played and started in all five games averaging 16.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. He had games of 26 points and 23 points in his last two summer games. He made 28-of-62 field goal attempts, 7-of-21 three-pointers and 19-of-24 at the free throw line in the five games.
Josh Gray played in three summer games for Orlando during their summer league, making 9-of-21 field goals attempts, 1-of-3 three-pointers and 2-of-4 free throws. He had nine total assists and averaged 7.0 points and 1.3 rebounds.
Keith Hornsby, played for the Dallas Mavericks summer league team in Orlando and was a perfect 5-0. The team is also expected to play in the 24-team Las Vegas Summer league as well. Hornsby played in all five games, making 6-of-11 field goals with two treys, averaging 2.8 points per game.
The Las Vegas Summer league will also be the first time we get to see Antonio Blakeney, who signed with Chicago after the NBA draft to play for the Bulls in the summer league. Jarell Martin, a first-round draft pick of Memphis entering his third year in the leauge, will be playing with the Grizzlies summer league team.
Also Tim Quarterman, who played in Portland for much of last season, will see his first action since being traded to Houston after the draft.
All games in the Las Vegas league will be televised on one of the ESPN platform of networks, primarily ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. Games will also be on NBA-TV as well, including Houston’s first game Friday at 9 p.m. CT. Chicago’s first game is at 3:30 p.m. CT Saturday, also on NBA-TV, against Dallas. While Memphis and Washington meet at 3 p.m. on Saturday.