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Summer League wrap-up

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The story heading out of the 2010 NBA Draft was the Kentucky Wildcats. Heading out of the 2010 NBA Summer League, not much has changed.

As predicted, John Wall shined and DeMarcus Cousins opened eyes. Eric Bledsoe proved he was more than just Wall's backup, and Patrick Patterson displayed the same type of veteran leadership and consistency that won over the hearts of UK fans.

Yes, pressure mounted as the 2010 UK draft class entered its first professional action, but by in large the former Wildcats lived up to the hype.

Wall led the league in scoring (23.5) and assists (7.8) en route to being named the 2010 Summer League Most Outstanding Player. The top overall pick of the draft still has to work through some turnover issues, but he clearly met and possibly exceeded expectations in Las Vegas.

Also, Cousins was named the NBA T-Mobile Rookie of the Month for July after leading the league with 9.8 rebounds in addition to a 14.5 scoring average. The Sacramento Kings big man struggled with his shooting touch and fouls in the final few games, but he proved he has talent worthy of a top-five pick and left the summer session as one of the favorites to win NBA Rookie of the Year this upcoming season. 

The Daily Dime at ESPN.com has a great review of all the NBA Summer League action. Check below for a full stats breakdown of all seven former Wildcats (2009 draftee Jodie Meeks and 2008 draftee Joe Crawford included) that were in NBA action this past month.

Player

Games

MPG

PPG

FG pct.

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

TO

John Wall

4

32.3

23.5

0.377

4.0

7.8

2.5

0.5

5.3

DeMarcus Cousins

6

29.7

14.5

0.333

9.8

1.8

1.5

1.2

4.8

Patrick Patterson

5

28.2

9.2

0.444

7.2

1.0

0.4

0.8

1.2

Eric Bledsoe

5

34.4

10.0

0.386

4.2

3.6

1.6

0.2

6.2

Daniel Orton

5

17.2

3.2

0.148

1.8

0.6

0.2

1.4

2.4

*Jodie Meeks

5

27.6

14.6

0.375

3.0

2.2

1.2

0.0

1.4

# Joe Crawford

4

25.8

17.8

0.429

1.3

0.5

0.8

0.0

1.5

*Drafted in 2009
#Drafted in 2008

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