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Former A-10 Players Getting Opportunities in NBA Summer Leagues

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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NBA Summer Leagues always are filled with familiar faces for Atlantic 10 men’s basketball fans, and 2019 won’t disappoint. There are 15 former A-10 players from nine different schools on Summer League rosters, including some stars that have been gone from their schools for a few years.

The big Summer League showcase is in Las Vegas. It began Friday and runs until July 15. Short two-days league in California and Salt Lake City took place just before July 4.

Dayton leads the A-10 with four former players participating in Summer Leagues. Charles Cooke started play in the California league and is now playing in Las Vegas for the Miami Heat. Jordan Sibert (Atlanta Hawks), Dyshawn Pierre (Dallas Mavericks) and Kostas Antetokounmpo (Mavericks) are also playing in Vegas. Antetokounmpo was the last Flyers’ player to be drafted.

St. Bonaventure, Rhode Island and George Washington each have two former players competing in Vegas. The Bonnies have Jaylen Adams on the Hawks and Youssou Ndoye on the Mavericks in Las Vegas. For the Rams, Xavier Munford (Milwaukee Bucks) and Jared Terrell (Minnesota Timberwolves) have each earned a spot. Tyler Cavanaugh (New York Knicks) and Yuta Watanabe (Memphis Grizzlies), both George Washington graduates, are also playing. Watanabe also played in the Salt Lake City league for the Grizzlies.

Six other A-10 school have one representative each. Saint Louis’ Javon Bess is playing in Las Vegas for the New Orleans Pelicans. Saint Joseph’s Isaiah Miles is on the Orlando Magic and T.J. Cline of Richmond is playing for the Bucks, both in Vegas. B.J. Johnson, a former La Salle standout is playing for the Sacramento Kings in Vegas and he also played in California. Marquise Moore of George Mason joins Terrell on the T-Wolves in Vegas.

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