By Arjun Karthikeyan,
Now that the NBA summer league is over with the Sacramento Kings defeating the Houston Rockets 77-68 to claim the Las Vegas Summer League Title it’s time to take a look back and reflect on each team’s showing in both Orlando and Las Vegas. Each time showed flashes of brilliance and many are brimming with future stars but as expected many players showed signs of inexperience and hesitation when taking the court. Ten teams participated in the Orlando Summer League that took place July 5th- July 11th while twenty-four teams participated in the Las Vegas Summer League from July 11th – July 21st. Three teams, the Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, and Philadelphia 76ers took place in both events. The 76ers took home the trophy in Orlando while the Kings reigned supreme in Las Vegas. We will take a look at some of the highlights and lowlights that each team displayed throughout summer league play.
By Anthony Weihofen
Although this year’s top seniors in the NCAA all will be hoping to hear their name called come next year’s NBA draft, only certain ones will likely have a guaranteed spot fulfilling their dreams of playing in the world’s top professional league.
At 6’4” Virginia Tech guard Erick Green is the only senior in the NCAA to play three-quarters of the season and also averages 24-points per game. The Virginia Tech Hokies are 11-6 this year after losing five of their last seven games the fault is not on Green. (more…)
By Tim Donohoo
Five players have made significant contributions thus far in aiding their school towards ACC supremacy in March.
Terrell Stoglin (Maryland): 6-1 sophomore guard from Tucson, Arizona:
Has the ability to carry an offense by himself. Made All-ACC Freshman squad last year and leads the conference in scoring this year (21ppg). He can score anywhere from the parking lot in. Loves to drive and is very quick. He can break the press on his own and is a scrappy floor leader who impressed as a freshman (11ppg, 3apg). Has found consistency this year, averaging 21ppg, 3rpg and nearly two assists per outing. Has scored in double figures in every game but one this season. Tossed in 33 versus Miami (Fla.), Feb. 1. (more…)