Play in the 2012 NBA Summer League concluded Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas. As we've done over the last three weeks, we've told you about how several former Wildcat basketball players fared. The Summer League provided the first taste of the NBA life for four young men, while it allowed others a chance to improve and make a strong impression on their front offices to help earn a spot in the 2012-13 NBA season.
There were some really nice surprises from this summer's draft class from Kentucky. Terrence Jones (Houston Rockets) and (Doron Lamb) each performed on a high level in their first five games with their new franchises. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a stellar 18-point debut for the Charlotte Bobcats, but was sidelined with a left leg injury for the rest of play. Marquis Teague was able to get his points, but it's clearly evident, as it is for the rest of these guys, that he has room for improvement. And Darius Miller had some solid moments for the New Orleans Hornets, starting more times in five games than he did all season with Kentucky, but he was quiet offensively.
Several other members of the Kentucky basketball fraternity also participated in the NBA Summer League this year. In all, 11 different Wildcats were in action the last few weeks with an eye on improving their games and NBA opportunities next season.
Here is a look at how they did...
Terrence Jones (HOU): 5 GP, 25.2 MPG, 18.2 PTS, .50 FG%, 8.6 RPG, 1.4 APG, .2 SPG
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA): 1 GP, 22 MPG, 18 PTS, .583 FG%, 8 RPG, 5 APG, 4 SPG
Brandon Knight (DET): 4 GP, 29 MPG, 14.5 PTS, .347 FG%, 3 RPG, 7.3 APG, 1.3 SPG
Doron Lamb (MIL): 4 GP, 29 MPG, 14 PTS, .455 FG%, 2.8 RPG, 0.8 APG
Eric Bledsoe (LAC): 3 GP, 33.3 MPG, 12.3 PTS, .441 FG%, 3.7 RPG, 5.7 APG, 3 SPG
Marquis Teague (CHI): 5 GP, 27.4 MPG, 10.6 PTS, .294 FG%, 1.4 RPG, 3 APG, 0.6 SPG
Enes Kanter (UTA): 5 GP, 25.2 MPG, 10.4 PTS, .50 FG%, 8.8 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.2 SPG
Josh Harrelson (HOU): 2 GP, 11 MPG, 6.5 PTS, 0.5 FG%, 3 RPG
DeAndre Liggins (ORL) 5 GP, 24.4 MPG, 5.6 PTS, .40 FG%, 4.6 RPG, 2.8 APG, 0.8 SPG
Darius Miller (NOH): 5 GP, 18.4 MPG, 4.4 PTS, .333 FG%, 2.4 RPG, 0.4 APG, 0.8 SPG
Daniel Orton (TOR): 5 GP, 13.8 MPG, 2.6 PTS, .364 FG%, 4.2 RPG, 0.6 APG, 0.4 SPG