Locals, ex-Wizards in Las Vegas Summer League

Locals, ex-Wizards in Las Vegas Summer League
July 13, 2013, 10:45 am
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Outside of watching the Wizards' rookies and young vets showing their stuff, perhaps the best part of the Las Vegas Summer League is the constant blast from the past moments as random names from yesteryear pop up on rosters. This year is no exception as ex-Wizards (Shelvin Mack, Othyus Jeffers) are on teams, along with those tied to the D.C. area including former Hoyas (Chris Wright), Terps (Jordan Williams), Hokies (Erick Green) and Cavaliers (Mike Scott).

Here is a look at those trying to make it on through or stick to the NBA side. Rosters courtesy of HoopsHype.com and of course are subject to change. We've already witnessed adjustments to the Wizards squad since the start of their summer mini-camp.

Atlanta: After an unsuccessful one-year run in Washington, ex-Wizards Shelvin Mack played 24 games last season in the NBA including 20 with the Hawks. PF Mike Scott (UVA) averaged 4.6 points in 40 games as a rookie.

Charlotte: Can't say it's terribly surprising that Patrick Ewing Jr. (Georgetown) found a summer league spot for the team his famous father now serves as an assistant coach. Always thought the 6-foot-9 forward could stick in the NBA if he found the right spot with his combination of size, range and unselfish play. Also on the Bobcats roster, Henry Sims (Georgetown), Troy Daniels (VCU), Jamie Skeen (VCU) and Deron Washington (Virginia Tech).

Dallas: Former second round pick Hamady N'Diaye played 19 games over two seasons for the Wizards. The 7-footer didn't play in the NBA last season.

Denver: Erick Green (Virginia Tech), drafted in the second round, led D1 in scoring last season. The Nuggets face the Wizards on Sunday.

Golden State: As a rookie, former Old Dominion guard Kent Bazemore played in 61 regular season games and made key contributions during the playoffs last season. The 6-foot-5 guard is an on-court thieving machine who has a chance for more minutes this season now that the Warriors lost free agent Jarrett Jack.

LA Clippers: DaJuan Summers (Georgetown) has remained on the cusp of the NBA game, playing portions of the past four seasons, but with games each time. The Owings Mills native played in 44 games as a rookie for Detroit, 22 the following year, then 15 for the Hornets and two games last season for the Clippers. Former Georgetown transfer Vernon Macklin (Florida) is also here.

LA Lakers: With another strong Vegas performance, Josh Selby could land in the Summer League Hall of Fame, assuming such a thing exists. The Baltimore native shared MVP honors with Portland's Damian Lillard last year, but only played 10 games with Memphis during the NBA season. Also on the roster, former Maryland big man Jordan Williams. Drafted in the second round of the 2011 draft by the Nets after leaving Maryland as a sophomore, Williams played 43 games as a rookie then was shipped to Atlanta as part of the Joe Johnson deal. He never played for the Hawks - or any team - last season. 

Miami - After playing for Oklahoma City in the Orlando Summer League, former George Washington point guard Tony Taylor is bringing his talent's west for a stunt with the Heat. Taylor, who spent last season in the D-League, scored 11 points and made 6 of 7 free throws inside the final two minutes as the Thunder won the summer league title.

Minnesota - Othyus Jeffers played a glorious 16 games for the Wizards during the 2010-11 season, but the 6-foot-5 fan favorite suffered a knee injury and never returned to the team or the NBA.

Phoenix - Arlington native Kendall Marshall (Bishop O'Connell) had a surprisingly blah rookie season for the Suns. Selected 13th overall in the 2012 draft, the pass-first point guard averaged 3.0 points and 3.0 assists in 48 games.

Portland - Will Barton went from being drafted in the second round to playing 73 games as a rookie, averaging 4 points and 2 rebounds. The athletic former Baltimore prep star clearly must improve his outside touch if he wants to maintain a rotation spot. Shot an unsightly 13.8 percent (9 for 65) from beyond the 3-point line.

San Antonio: Former Georgetown guard Chris Wright continues his battle against MS - and to stick with NBA team this season. Here is photographic proof that Hollis Thompson (Georgetown) is actually in Las Vegas. For proof that the 6-foot-8 swingman has tremendous range, just look at the Hoyas' record book. Thompson is the program's most accurate 3-point shooter.