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D.J. Shelton will get his shot

D.J. Shelton, who led WSU with a career-high 24 points, launches one of his successful four 3-pointers. (Associated Press)
D.J. Shelton, who led WSU with a career-high 24 points, launches one of his successful four 3-pointers. (Associated Press)

D.J. Shelton's willingness to rebound and ability to hit the occasional 3-pointer made him a valuable player for Washington State during his three years in Pullman. While the Cougars did not find much success while Shelton was in school, he still has a chance to be remembered among a select group of former players who found success in the pros.

While Shelton went unselected in last week's NBA draft, he will have a shot to impress professional teams while playing for Atlanta in the NBA summer league. The league's regular season runs from July 11-15 with playoffs running from July 16-21. If you have NBA TV, or sign up here for $15, you can likely watch Shelton play alongside fellow Atlanta rookie Adreian Payne, who the Hawks made the 15th pick in the draft after watching him score 41 points against Delaware in Spokane.

In other WSU news ...

-- CBS takes a look at which Cougars have NFL prospects.

-- Deone Bucannon is already impressing in Arizona.

-- SLAM magazine has a profile of incoming WSU basketball player Trevor Dunbar.

-- The ESPN Pac-12 blog has a Q&A with special teams coordinator and assistant head coach Eric Russell.




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Jacob Thorpe
Sports reporter Jacob Thorpe covers Washington State University athletics. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.
















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