How former KU basketball players fared during the NBA Summer League

The annual NBA Summer League wrapped up Sunday with the Portal Trailblazers lifting the trophy. KU basketball was well represented at the Las Vegas-based tournament and has five former players competing. Ochai Agbaji (The Cleveland Cavaliers), Christian Brown (Denver Nuggets) David McCormack (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Devon Dotson (Washington Wizards) all played for their new teams as Marcus Garrett returned with the Miami Heat.

Agbaji had the most productive Summer League in the goalscoring department. The guard scored 15 points per game while shooting 37.3% from the field and 37.5% from 3-point range. Agbaji shot less than 30% from 2 points in four games and shot 90.9% from the free throw line. Along with his scoring, Agbaji contributed with 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Overall, the Cavaliers went 3-2 in the Summer League.

Braun played a lot in Las Vegas. He averaged 28.7 minutes per game over four games. He averaged 11.8 points per game during his time on the court while shooting 30.4% from the field and 12.5% ​​from 3. He also added six rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2, 3 steals per game. Denver went 2-3 in five games.

Dotson recorded the third-most points per game of any Summer League Jayhawk. In his four games with the Washington Wizards, Dotson scored 8.3 points per game, shooting 33.3 percent from the field and 22.2 percent on 3. Dotson also contributed with 4.3 assists. He played 19.2 minutes per game as Washington went 3-2.

Next in the scoring department was McCormack, who has a 10-piece contract with the Timberwolves, which means he will attend training camp this fall. The tall man on average seven points and six rebounds while shooting 42.9 percent from the field. He averaged 18.9 minutes per game over four games as Minnesota went 2-3.

Finally, Garrett was his usual disruptive self on the defensive for the Heat. He averaged 1.3 steals per game while playing 24.4 minutes per game for Miami. On the offensive side of the floor, Garrett scored 7.3 points per game while shooting 31.6 percent from the field. He also grabbed 4.3 rebounds and assisted 1.3 shots while in Las Vegas.

Looking ahead, NBA training camps begin in late September.

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