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Former Horns in 2010 NBA Summer Leagues

Monday, July 5th, 2010

2010 NBA Summer League

The NBA Summer League schedule official gets underway today with tip-off of the Orlando Summer League.  This year’s Orlando Summer League will feature 4 former Longhorns – A.J. Abrams, Connor Atchley, Damion James, and P.J. Tucker.  The New Jersey Nets will be the summer team for Abrams, Atchley, and James, while Tucker will play for the Charlotte Bobcats.   This year’s Orlando Summer League runs from July 5th-9th.

The Las Vegas Summer League picks up upon the conclusion of Orlando and runs from July 9th-18th.  Dexter Pittman is expected to play for the Miami Heat.  Additionally, Connor Atchley is expected to play for the Sacramento Kings.

The complete NBA Summer League schedule can be found here.  NBA TV will air the full NBA Summer League schedule, including 59 games live.  All games can be watched live through the NBA Summer League Broadband.

Trio of Longhorns Drafted

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Thursday night saw 3 former members of the University of Texas Men’s Basketball drafted into the NBA.  Two players went in the first round.  Freshman guard, Avery Bradley, was drafted #19 overall by the Boston Celtics and senior forward, Damion James, was drafted #24 overall by the Atlanta Hawks and subsequently traded to the New Jersey Nets.

Senior center, Dexter Pittman, was the third and final Longhorn drafted when he went early in the second round to the Miami Heat at pick #32.  James and Pittman will suit up for their respective teams during the various summer leagues.  However, Bradley will not play for the Celtics, as he will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his ankle that he injured in a pre-draft workout for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Thursday’s draft marked the first time since 1990 that 2 Longhorns were drafted in the first round.  Travis Mays and Lance Blanks were the last duo of Longhorns drafted in the first round.  Mays was drafted 14th overall by the Sacramento Kings and the Detroit Pistons drafted Lance Blanks 26th overall.  Since Rick Barnes has been coach, 13 players have been drafted, 7 in the first round.  The previous first round picks are Chris Mihm (2000), T.J. Ford (2003), LaMarcus Aldridge (2006), Kevin Durant (2007), and D.J. Augustin (2008).