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UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers rout Los Angeles Lakers to claim NBA Summer League title

Zach Collins only scored three points, but his Portland Trail Blazers defeated Johnathan Williams and the Los Angeles Lakers 91-73.


Zag vs. Zag in NBA Summer League final

Josh Hart scored 37 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 112-109 double-overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in the semifinals of …


Former Gonzaga big man Zach Collins puts in work, keeps game in perspective with Portland

Zach Collins isn’t used to sitting much, so to look at a final stat sheet with the letters DNP next to his name was becoming disturbing. There wasn’t a coach …


Former Gonzaga big man Johnathan Williams keeping the faith that making an NBA roster is in his future

There’s something to be said about having faith. Johnathan Williams abides by it.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

NBA Summer League roundup: Teams without title chances get shot to end on positive note

Trips to Las Vegas feel better when they end on a win. The consolation round of the NBA Summer League gave teams a chance to experience that Friday.


Jeff Ledbetter takes scenic route from Idaho Vandals to San Antonio Spurs’ Summer League team

The Brea, California, native has played overseas in Brazil, Switzerland and Mexico. He’s had a couple of stints in the NBA G League and he’s working on his second year …


NBA Summer League roundup: Johnathan Williams helps Lakers top Bogdan Bliznyuk, Clippers

Johnathan Williams, who went undrafted out of Gonzaga, added a block and a steal as the Lakers remained unbeaten in Las Vegas.


NBA Summer League roundup: Brayon Blake helps Cavaliers advance in NBA Summer League

Brayon Blake, who was a two-year standout at Idaho, finished 2 for 4 from the floor, including making a 3-pointer.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

NBA Summer League roundup: Former Idaho player Jeff Ledbetter shines with Spurs

Jeff Ledbetter added to his already impressive Summer League campaign, scoring 10 points and dishing out four assists, but his San Antonio Spurs fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 95-89 …


Suns’ Deandre Ayton thriving with competition, schedule at Summer League

Deandre Ayton is having no problem with the competition or the schedule at the NBA level.


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

NBA Summer League roundup: Zach Collins helps Portland Trail Blazers open Las Vegas league with victory over Utah Jazz

The forward, who spent one season at Gonzaga, earned the start and logged 28 minutes for Portland. He also added three blocks and two assists.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington sensation Jacob Wiley works hard to secure spot on Dallas Mavericks roster

Since earning 2017 Big Sky Conference Player of the Year honors at Eastern Washington, Jacob Wiley is one well-traveled young man.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Sacramento Kings add ex-Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu to Summer League roster

Former Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu will put on a familiar jersey this week at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.


Ex-Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer joining pro team in Spain

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer will spend next season with Unicaja Malaga, the Spanish professional team announced.


Former Vandals forward Brayon Blake signs to play on Cavaliers’ summer league team

Challenged by coach Don Verlin before the start of his senior season to become a player Idaho could count on every game, Brayon Blake responded with a dozen double-doubles and …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley joins Dallas Mavericks’ NBA Summer League team

Former Eastern Washington basketball star Jacob Wiley will play for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League, the team announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Ex-Idaho standout Victor Sanders to play for Denver Nuggets in NBA summer league

Victor Sanders, who finished his collegiate basketball career as Idaho’s second-leading scorer all-time, has signed with the Denver Nuggets’ NBA summer-league team.


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer tweets he’ll play with Portland in NBA summer league

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer tweeted Monday that he’s joining the Portland Trail Blazers’ summer league team.


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews joining Clippers’ summer league team

Former Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews has hooked up with the Los Angeles Clippers’ summer-league team. Mathews, who played with New Orleans in the 2017 NBA summer league, and David Michineau, …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Ex-Eastern Washington star Bogdan Bliznyuk agrees to NBA Summer League contract with LA Clippers

Former Eastern Washington guard Bogdan Bliznyuk has agreed to a NBA Summer League contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams signs NBA Summer League contract with Los Angeles Lakers

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams will play with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Summer League, the forward confirmed in a text message.


Former Zag Kevin Pangos has right approach, right attitude with NBA goal in sight

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has emerged as one of the best floor generals in the NBA. He’s the franchise player, and there’s certainly no other point guard who …


Lonzo Ball scores 36, carries Lakers in NBA Summer League tourney

Lonzo Ball’s dud of a debut is long forgotten. And so were his Big Baller Brand sneakers. Ball had 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals in the …


Jayson Tatum, Celtics 3-0, Summer League set for tournament stage

Jayson Tatum might not need long to win his first championship with the Boston Celtics. The Celtics improved to 3-0 in the NBA Summer League with an 88-83 victory over …


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Former Zags Nigel Williams-Goss, Zach Collins face off in NBA Summer League

A little more than three months ago Zach Collins and Nigel Williams-Goss were playing in the national championship game, leading Gonzaga to its furthest point in the NCAA Tournament. Saturday …


LaVar Ball on Lonzo’s debut: ‘His worst game ever’

LaVar Ball didn’t mince words after son Lonzo Ball’s summer league debut for the Los Angeles Lakers. The elder Ball called it his son’s ‘worst game ever’ after Lonzo scored …


For some summer players, two teams now means two chances at NBA

Trey McKinney Jones is still grinding. He’ll be 27 next month, so he’s not a wishful kid anymore. The beard is real. So are the bills, and so is the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

Przemek Karnowski double-teams way to positive summer league showing

Przemek Karnowski’s NBA summer league experience didn’t go quite as anticipated but he made the most of unusual circumstances.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Przemek Karnowski trying to stick with Charlotte Hornets

The 7-foot-1 center from Poland became one of the most beloved players in Gonzaga history for several reasons, beginning with his amiable personality.


Gonzaga’s Jordan Mathews will play summer ball for New Orleans Pelicans

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Jordan Mathews has reached an agreement to play for the New Orleans Pelicans in an NBA summer league.