WCC in the Summer League: Vegas Day 1


Jan. 24, 2013; Spokane, WA, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Elias Harris (20) celebrates a basket during a game against the Brigham Young Cougars during the first half at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Although the Orlando Summer League was entertaining, it is nothing compared to the Las Vegas Summer League. 22 teams are participating in the sin-city, with players hoping of making an NBA roster. This is how players from WCC schools did in day one action of the Las Vegas Summer League.

Brandon Davies:

Davies had a decent outing for the Clippers. He had 4 points and 5 rebounds in 15 minutes of action. He also had 1 assist, and blocked 2 shots. Davies did make an impact, but he did not turn a lot of heads. Thankfully for Davies, the Clippers do not have a lot of Power Forwards on their roster, and making the Clippers roster would not be as hard as some other teams in the NBA.

Matthew Dellavedova:

Dellavedova had a great debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He might not have started, but he was the first player off the bench. He had only 2 points, but accumulated 5 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals in the contest. For a more in depth analysis, check out an article writen by our several writer Simon Tryzna.

Josh Heytvelt: 

The former Gonzaga big man did not make a huge impact on the game scoring wise, but he rebounded well in his first summer league game with the Cavaliers. He had 3 rebounds in about 13 minutes of action.

Elias Harris:

Harris made a lot of teams regret not drafting him with his performance in this contest. He got the start at the forward spot, and played 28 minutes of action in a 70-62 loss against the Cavaliers. Harris scored 9 points and grabbed 8 boards. This was a Gonzaga-esque performance from Harris, who did this all the time in Spokane.

Robert Sacre:

After signing a new contract, Sacre was a bit of a disappointment in his first summer league game of the 2013 season with the Lakers. In 17 minutes of action, Sacre racked up 5 points, and pulled down 4 rebounds in the loss to the Cavs. He also had 6 fouls in the game.

Drew Viney:

The former LMU standout is getting his shot with the Lakers summer league team, and he was able to get some action against the Cavaliers in day one action. However, he didn’t manage to make much of an impact: Viney did not score, and only had rebound in 3 minutes of action.