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2021 California Classic Summer League: Players Who Stood Out

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2021 California Classic Summer League took place on August 3rd & 4th at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

The two day event featured the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, and Los Angeles Lakers.

Miami Heat

Omer Yurtseven: The Turkish big man was the best player out at the California Classic Summer League. Shot 54.1% from the field and also averaged 2 blocks per game. 26.0 PPG, 13.5 RPG (2 games played) 

Max Strus: Coming off signing a 2 year deal worth $3.5 million earlier this week, Strus balled out in his only game in Sacramento. The 25-year-old’s efficient jump shot was on full display, shooting 45.5% from deep in a win vs. Golden State. 27 points, 5-11 3-PT (1 game played)

Marcus Garrett: Garrett showed off great versatility for the Heat. The undrafted rookie out of Kansas shot 77.8% from the field and averaged 5 steals per game in 2 games. 10.5 PPG, 6.5 RPG (2 games played)

Dru Smith: Undrafted 6-3 guard who brings it on both ends. Shooting, passing and defense are very polished, put up 2 steals per game or more in three straight seasons in college. 9.0 PPG, 5.0 APG (2 games played)

Micah Potter: Potter shot lights out from the floor and also averaged 1 block per game. Big man out of Ohio State/Wisconsin with a smooth feel. 8.5 PPG, 63.6% FG (2 games played)

DJ Stewart Jr: Big guard who defended and made the right plays. Can play on and off the ball on offense and is very active on defense. 7.0 PPG, 2.0 SPG (2 games played)

Golden State Warriors

Jonathan Kuminga: Kuminga’s versatility looks like it can help the Warriors in a number of situations right away. Shot 7 of 14 from the floor and came up with 2 steals in his Summer League debut. 18 points, 3 rebounds (1 game played)

Moses Moody: Golden State’s 2021 #14 pick went 50% from deep in his only game at the California Classic. The rookie’s shooting and rebounding abilities are NBA ready. 19 points, 7 rebounds  (1 game played)

Jeff Dowtin: Dowtin took in solid winning experience during his time with the Lakeland Magic last season, as they won the G-League title. Scoring off the dribble was extremely effective in Sacramento. 17.0 PPG, 65.0% FG (2 games played)

Gary Payton II: Just like his dad, Payton stands out on defense in every game he plays. Only appeared in one game, but made his presence felt by recording 4 steals vs. Miami. 13 points, 8 rebounds (1 game played)

Jordan Schakel: 4 year college player out of San Diego State University with a knockdown jump shot. Has a very good understanding of what winning basketball is. 11.0 PPG, 54.5% 3-PT (2 games played)

Selom Mawugbe: Mawugbe continues to contribute super efficient big man minutes. Shot 82.9% from the field last season in the G-League. 4.5 PPG, 7.0 RPG (2 games played)

Sacramento Kings

Davion Mitchell: The Kings’ #9 selection in the 2021 NBA Draft played extremely confident. Mitchell’s scoring, ball handling and defense fit today’s pro game nicely. 16.5 PPG, 2.0 SPG (2 games played)

Emanuel Terry: Terry did it all for Sacramento down in the post. Shot 78.6% from the floor and blocked 1.5 shots per game, as he looked like one of the best players at the California Classic. 12.5 PPG, 11.5 RPG (2 games played)

Louis King: King brought great energy and had some impressive plays with the ball in his hands. Versatile skills on both ends that are only getting better. 13.5 PPG, 5.0 RPG (2 games played)

Matt Coleman: Lefty guard with productive scoring and dribbling skills. Started in 128 games for the Texas Longhorns from 2017-2021. 14 points, 4 assists (1 game played)

Neemias Queta: Queta is a 6-11, 248 pound center who was the #39 pick in this year’s draft. Displayed efficient skills around the rim during his one game at the California Classic. 6 points, 4 rebounds (1 game played)

Ade Murkey: Murkey provided a solid spark off the bench for the Kings. Only averaged 11.1 minutes per game, but his consistency made a positive impact. 7.5 PPG, 62.5% FG (2 games played)

Los Angeles Lakers

Devontae Cacok: The 2020 All-NBA G-League First Team member played well on both ends. Crashed the boards hard and also averaged 2 steals per game. 14.0 PPG, 6.5 RPG (2 games played)

Vic Law: Law is coming off a very efficient season out in Australia. He put up 18.8 PPG & 8.5 RPG for the Brisbane Bullets in 2021. 11 points, 5 rebounds (1 game played)

Chaundee Brown: Undrafted rookie guard with a clever basketball IQ. Shot 50.0% from the floor and 37.5% behind the three point line in Sacramento. 9.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG (2 games played)

Yoeli Childs: Childs gave a great effort off the bench for the Lakers. Shot 60% out beyond three point range and blocked 2 shots per game. 9.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG (2 games played)

Austin Reaves: The 23-year-old recently signed a two way contract with LA. Former Wichita State Shocker/Oklahoma Sooner with NBA skills on both ends. 9.0 PPG, 2.0 BPG (2 games played)

Mac McClung: McClung showed confident ball handling and defensive abilities out in Sacramento. Also went 7-7 at the free throw line. 8.5 PPG, 1.5 SPG (2 games played)

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