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Local Players Participating In NBA Summer League

July 9, 2018
By Cody Wilcox

Several players with local ties are competing in the NBA Summer League, which began July 6. Here's a look at what each player is up to:

Kevin Huerter

The former Maryland Terrapin was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Huerter is not currently playing with the Hawks in the NBA Summer League after undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right shooting hand. Huerter will be out for three months and is expected to be healthy by the start of training camp, according to Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk. 

Junior Robinson

After going undrafted in 2018, Robinson also joined the Hawks Summer League roster. The 5-foot-5 guard recently graduated Mount St. Mary's and averaged 22 points per game during his senior year. 

Jaylen Adams

Adams joins Robinson and Huerter on the Hawks after going undrafted and signing a two-way contract. The 6-foot-2 guard out of Mount Saint Joseph High School attended St. Bonaventure University where he finished sixth on the program's scoring list with 1,912 points.  

Henry Sims

The former Mount Saint Joseph center attended college at Georgetown University before entering the draft in 2012. During the 2016-2017 season in the NBA G-League, Sims averaged 17 points and 9.2 rebounds for the Salt Lake City Stars. Sims is currently with the Indiana Pacers. 

Roddy Peters

As the No. 1-ranked point guard in Maryland for the 2013 recruiting class, Peters originally enrolled to the University of Maryland but transferred to the University of South Florida following his freshman season. After being dismissed from South Florida for violations of school policy, Peters transferred to Nicholls State University. During his senior season with the Colonels, Peters averaged 19.7 points per game. Peters is currently participating in the NBA Summer League with the New Orleans Pelicans. 

Daniel Ochefu

The Baltimore native attended Villanova University where he won a championship with the Wildcats in 2016. Ochefu went undrafted following the 2015-16 season but signed with the Washington Wizards as a free agent. Ochefu will participate in the Summer League with the New York Knicks. 

Daxter Miles Jr. 

Miles Jr. spent three years at Dunbar before eventually committing to West Virginia University as a three-star recruit. He averaged 9.6 points per game during his four years at WVU. Miles went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft but is currently with the Sacramento Kings. 

Jairus Lyles

Following a historic run with UMBC Retrievers, the DeMatha High School guard went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft. Lyles is currently with the Utah Jazz.

Diamond Stone

Stone is going into his third NBA season and is joining Lyles on the Jazz summer league roster. After one season with Maryland, Stone was drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans with the No. 40 overall pick but was later traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. Since then, Stone has spent time in the NBA G-League playing for the Salt Lake City Stars and the Windy City Bulls.  

Tiwian Kendley 

After becoming the fastest Morgan State player to reach 1,000 career points in MSU's Division I history, Kendley is playing for the Washington Wizards during the NBA Summer League. Kendley averaged 25.7 points per game during his senior year and becomes the first Morgan State alum to participate in the Summer League. 

Melo Trimble

Trimble was welcomed to the Philadelphia 76ers Summer League team in 2017 after going undrafted. While in Summer League, he averaged 10.3 points in three games. After a brief stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Trimble joined the Iowa Wolves in the NBA G-League. He averaged 16.2 points and 5.3 assists during the 2017-2018 season. He will join the Chicago Bulls for the NBA Summer League. 

Justin Jackson

Jackson was selected by Denver Nuggets with the No. 43 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft but was traded to the Orlando Magic shortly after. Jackson underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in December, causing him to miss the remainder of the season and the NBA Combine. Jackson will not participate in the NBA Summer League, according to the Orlando Sentinel. 

Zach Thomas

Coming off a season in which he led the Patriot League in scoring (20.5) and rebounding (9.10), the Bucknell senior entered the 2018 NBA Draft but went undrafted. Thomas, a Frederick county native, eventually signed to the Utah Jazz as a free agent and joins Lyles and Stone on the Summer League roster. 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of UMBC Athletics Communications