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How former Villanova Basketball players fared in NBA Summer League action

Five former Villanova players logged minutes for NBA teams this summer.

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

With the NBA Summer League wrapping up its 2016 campaign, it means it’s time to check in on how the Villanova alums performed in their July audition. There were five former Wildcats in action, and below we’ll take a look at their final stats and notable performances.

RYAN ARCIDIACONO

San Antonio Spurs

G MPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
8 19.4 33.3 29.2 50.0 2.5 2.2 1.1 0.0 1.25 2.38 2.1

Best performance: July 4 vs. Utah

While it wasn't his highest-scoring game, Arcidiacono showed what he could bring to the Spurs in his very first summer league game. In 24 minutes, he scored three points on 1-for-2 shooting, but most notably was that he had four assists and three rebounds against just one turnover.

Overall evaluation

The numbers are not overwhelming, as Arcidiacono did not shoot the ball or control the backcourt like we saw at Villanova. However, he clearly did enough to impress, as he signed a mulit-year deal with the Spurs.

DANIEL OCHEFU

Washington Wizards

G MPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
4 14.2 33.3 0.0 100.0 2.8 0.5 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.75 1.8

Best performance: July 9 vs. Utah

In his first summer league action, Ochefu played well in limited minutes, as he tallied four points, five rebounds, four steals and two blocks for the Wizards. They were his highest totals in each category during summer action.

Overall evaluation

When Ochefu was on the court, he showed that he was not overwhelmed by the speed of the next level. His foul and turnovers numbers were low for a rookie -- even in summer league action. He earned a partially guaranteed three-year deal that at the very least will earn him an invite to training camp.

JAYVAUGHN PINKSTON

Boston Celtics

G MPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
4 4.5 30.0 25.0 50.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.75 2.2

Best performance: July 7 vs. Utah

Pinkston is yet another Villanova alum who made his summer league debut against Utah and played well. He scored nine points in 10 minutes and was perfect from the field for the Celtics.

Overall evaluation

Despite Pinkston's strong summer debut for Boston, he played just a total of nine minutes over the next three games. While it's good to see him back on the court after an ACL tear, it's not clear if he'll earn a training camp invite to any team this fall.

REGGIE REDDING

Atlanta Hawks

G MPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
5 15.2 21.1 60.0 100.0 1.0 1.2 1.2 0.6 1.6 1.0 2.6

Best performance: July 15 vs. Memphis

In his final summer league game with Atlanta, Redding scored five points, dished out two assists and even had two blocks. He also played a summer-high 26 minutes in the game.

Overall evaluation

Redding, who has carved out a decent career in Turkey, was the oldest Villanova alum to play in Summer League. He played a decent amount of minutes and shot the ball well from deep for Atlanta, but a return to the United States does not appear to be in his immediate future, as he is under contract for one more season in Turkey.

MOUPHTAOU YAROU

Boston Celtics

G MPG FG% 3PT% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
1 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0

Best performance: July 9 vs. Chicago

Yarou played in just one game for Boston, but he did collect two rebounds in three minutes of action.

Overall evaluation

Yarou only saw three minutes of action this summer for a deep Celtics roster. After playing in France the last two seasons, it's unclear what lies ahead for Yarou.