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Day 10 & 11 NBA Summer League Standouts - 2023

Landers Nolley II (G - NOP)

22 PTS (8-11 FG), 4 REB, 2 AST

Landers Nolley II, an Exhibit-10 signing for the New Orleans Pelicans, had a scorching shooting performance against the Sixers. Nolley II made six of nine three-point shots and spaced the floor well for the Pelicans. His size and skill will make him useful in the Pelicans G-League squad.

Emoni Bates (G/F - CLE)

Summer League Semifinal Stats: 20 PTS (8-13 FG), 7 REB

Summer League Championship Final Stats: 19 PTS (6-13 FG), 5 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK

Emoni Bates was a key driving force in the Cleveland Cavaliers run to the Summer League championship. Bates’ semifinal performance was especially good as he knocked down multiple clutch shots to secure the win for the Cavs. The second-round pick continued to create shots well but did a better job of making connective rebounding and passing plays to really open up opportunities to score, and his production earned him a Summer League championship

Marcus Sasser (G - DET)

40 PTS (16-25 FG), 3 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK

Sasser, the No. 25 pick of the 2023 Draft, exploded for 40 points against the Pacers. Sasser scored from all three levels but was especially deadly from the three-point line, where he shot 5-9. Sasser’s shifty and quick ball handling also allowed him to create opportunities for his teammates, and he closed the game with three highlight-reel stepback jumpers in a row to secure the win.

Cam Whitmore (G/F - HOU)

Summer League Semifinals: 25 PTS (9-17 FG), 4 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 2 BLK

Cam Whitmore’s stellar play earned him the Summer League MVP as the Rockets made it to the Summer League finals before losing to the Cavs. In the semifinals against the Jazz, Whitmore’s three-level scoring and physical defense were the separator for the Rockets to get the victory. Whitmore has raised his profile with this performance, and he will be a name to monitor as the regular season rolls around

Jordan Walker (G - DAL)

22 PTS (7-12 FG), 3 REB, 3 AST

Walker, an undrafted free agent signing for the Mavs, had a scintillating offensive performance against the Atlanta Hawks. Walker scored an efficient 22 points on an array of three-pointers and creative drives to the basket. Walker’s speed and change of direction were second to none in this game, and while smaller guards rarely pan out long-term in the NBA, Walker’s skill is definitely NBA-level.

D’Moi Hodge (G - LAL)

23 PTS (7-13 FG), 5 REB, 3 AST, 5 STL, 1 BLK

D’Moi Hodge wrapped up an impressive Summer League campaign with a dominant two-way performance against the Clippers. Hodge shot 7-11 from three, alternating between creative off-the-dribble shots and moving off the ball for catch-and-shoot opportunities. On defense, Hodge’s quickness, anticipation, and active hands allowed him to disrupt the Clippers' offense throughout the game.

Honorable Mentions

Jordan Hawkins (G- NOP): 16 PTS (6-14 FG), 5 REB, 2 AST, 4 STL

Charles Bediako (C- SAS): 17 PTS (8-14 FG), 11 REB

Colin Castleton (C- LAL) 13 PTS (5-12 FG), 14 REB, 6 AST, 1 BLK

Contribution by: Caleb Smith

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