It’s day two of the Las Vegas NBA Summer League, it’s also the first glimpse at a few 2016 National Champions. Six different Wildcats in action on Saturday, including a clash between Daniel Ochefu (New York Knicks) and Omari Spellman (Atlanta Hawks).
Each time a former Wildcat hits the court for Summer League play, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often!
Up Next: vs. Washington on Sunday, July 8, at 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
No more hypothesizing—Ochefu squared off against one of his successors on the hardwood and spent some time matching up with him. Ochefu and the Knicks got the best of Spellman and the Hawks, winning 91-89.
Through 12 minutes of action, Ochefu logged four points, four rebounds, and three assists. He was 1-for-2 on the floor and made both of his free throw attempts. The big man showed off his passing savvy, and he also laid down a big block on defense.
Up Next: vs. Utah on Sunday, July 8, at 9 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
Spellman added 20 minutes off the bench in the Hawks’ loss to New York. He had three points, coming off of a basket from long range. Although a quiet game for Spellman offensively—1-of-5 shooting—he contributed in other areas of the game. The 6-foot-9 big man also had five rebounds, two steals, and two blocks.
Up Next: vs. Portland on Sunday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
After a hot shooting performance from downtown on Friday, Saturday was relatively tame for Mikal Bridges. The Suns won 71-63 over the Kings. Bridges logged 24 minutes in the win. He had five points—off 2-of-4 shooting—four rebounds, one assist, and a pair of steals. One of his highlight plays included a steal and score, blink and you’ll miss it.
Up Next: vs. Orlando on Monday, July 9, at 9:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
Ryan Arcidiacono was in the Bulls’ starting five against the Cleveland Cavaliers for their Summer League opener. Chicago came out on top, winning 86-81. Arcidiacono finished with 10 points, off of 4-for-8 shooting—including 2-for-4 from beyond the arc—two rebounds and two assists.
Up Next: vs. the Lakers on Sunday, July 8, at 11:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Josh Hart played in Los Angeles’ opener in Las Vegas and enjoyed another big time performance. Hart almost logged a point per minute, scoring a game-high 24 points through 26 minutes of action. He was 9-of-15 overall and 4-for-8 from long range. Hart also added a pair of rebounds and three assists. Defensively, he was locked in and helped keep the Sixers’ Furkan Korkmaz quiet after a big game. The Lakers led for a majority of the game and went on to win 96-79.
Up Next: vs. Chicago on Sunday, July 8, at 11:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)