How Former UConn Players Did in the Vegas Summer League

by Categorized: Alex Oriakhi, UConn men's basketball

The NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League wrapped up late Monday night, when the Warriors (7-0) beat the Suns (6-1) for the championship, 91-77.

A quick look at former UConn players who participated in the 10-day summer program:

*Alex Oriakhi, drafted late in the second round by the Suns, played two minutes in the final, hitting his two free throw attempts, getting two rebounds. Over the seven games, the 6-foot-9, 255-pound Oriakhi who finished his college career at Missouri after three seasons in Storrs, averaged 7.9 minutes, 2.3 points and 1.6 rebounds per game, shooting 42.9 percent from the floor.

In his best game, Oriakhi had eight points and four rebounds in 15 minutes vs. Memphis on July 16.

*Veteran Jerome Dyson was on Charlotte’s roster, starting five of the six games. He 24.8 minutes, 11.5 points, 4.3 assists and two rebounds as the Bobcats went 4-2, eliminated by Golden State on Sunday.

“Slice-n-Dice” also had his best game against Memphis, scoring 21 on July 18. Dyson scored in double figures in four of Charlott’s six games. … He usually plays in the Greater Hartford Pro Am, so maybe we’ll be seeing him soon in Waterbury.


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