WCC in the Vegas Summer League: Day 1 Recap


Apr 12, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) makes a three-point shot in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

It was a busy day of action for many WCC alumni in the Las Vegas summer league. Here is how they fared.

Sam Dower and Anthony Ireland did not play for their respective summer league teams, which played eachother this afternoon. The Raptors knocked off the Lakers by a score of 88 to 78.

Matthew Dellavedova played alongside two number one overall draft picks – Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins – in the Cavaliers starting lineup today. While Wiggins and Bennett were walking highlight real’s the entire game, Dellavedova was in complete control of the Cavaliers offense. However, Dellavedova struggled statistically, scoring 13 points, dishing out 6 assists with 6 turnovers. Dellavedova was sent to the line with 8.9 seconds left, and proceeded to make both foul shots to put the Cavs up three and set his team up for victory.

Former Gonzaga guard Steven Gray also suited up for Cleveland, playing 2:54 and recording a foul and a turnover.

Mickey McConnell, a former star point guard for the Saint Mary’s Gaels, led the Charlotte Hornets in scoring with 19 points and tied for the lead in assists with two in his team’s 70 to 58 loss to Golden State. McConnell was in the starting lineup and shot an impressive eight of 14 from the field in the Hornets loss to the Warriors.

The San Antonio Spurs, who feature former Gonzaga forward and first round pick Austin Daye, faced off with the Sacramento Kings, who boast former Pepperdine forward/center and WCC defensive player of the year Brendan Lane. The Spurs defeated the Kings 85-69, and Daye got the start, played the most minutes and led the team in scoring with 14 points. However, Daye was not efficient with a field goal percent of 27.7 and 3-point percentage of 12.5. The former Zag was one rebound short from a double-double with nine boards and also dished out three assists in the win.

Lane did not get the minutes that Daye received, but was much more efficient. Lane scored three points on only one shot and was one of one from the charity stripe. The former Pepperdine star also tallied an assist and three boards in the Kings drubbing.

Former Gonzaga guard Matt Bouldin suited up for the D-League all-stars, but did not play in their 83-81 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

More summer league action is in store for former WCC players. Here is a schedule to reference for tomorrow’s games:

1:30 p.m. PST – Stephen Holt and the Atlanta Hawks play the Washington Wizards

3:00 p.m PST – Sam Dower and the Toronto Raptors take on the Denver Nuggets

5:00 p.m. PST – Elias Harris and David Stockton and the Phoenix Suns play the Golden State Warriors

7:30 p.m. PST – Brandon Davies and Philadelphia 76ers take on the Utah Jazz