Ex-Gonzaga players hope to cash in at NBA Las Vegas Summer League
With the NBA Orlando Summer League winding down, four former Gonzaga University players turn their attention to the 22-team NBA Las Vegas Summer League beginning today.
Two former Zags will be teammates again as Elias Harris, who was a senior last season, and Robert Sacre, a 2012 graduate, are on the Los Angeles Lakers’ roster. Sacre just signed a new contract with the Lakers on Wednesday.
Harris, an undrafted free agent, will try to gain a training camp invite. If he doesn’t sign with an NBA team, the native of Speyer, Germany, is expected to land a deal overseas.
Micah Downs, who played this week with Indiana in the Orlando Summer League, will swap his Magic jersey for a Toronto Raptors jersey when he gets to Las Vegas.
Downs, from Kirkland, Wash., was averaging 6.5 ppg through Wednesday’s games in Orlando.
Josh Heytvelt (Clarkston, Wash.), a 2009 graduate, will be with the Cleveland Cavaliers in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, Kelly Olynyk, the 13th pick in the NBA draft last month, has continued to draw attention in Orlando this week with his play for the Boston Celtics.
Through Wednesday’s games he was averaging 19.5 ppg to tie for the Orlando Summer League lead and was averaging 8.0 rpg to rank fourth.
Washington State’s Brock Motum played for the Indiana Pacers in the Orlando league.