Arizona Wildcats NBA Summer League Social Media Reactions: Nick Johnson, Aaron Gordon wow them


A great line by the NBA-TV announcer Rick Kamla after Nick Johnson’s left-handed monster jam in the NBA Summer League between Houston and Detroit: “Don’t do it to them on Day One Nick Johnson!”

An impressive showing after all those workouts (16 to be exact) before the NBA draft a couple of weeks ago.

Arizona senior guard T.J. McConnell knows the history of Sean Miller passing the ball to Jerome Lane, who did send it in and broke the backboard for Pitt in 1988.

Johnson became a hot trend on Twitter after his emphatic jam.

Check out this catch-block by Aaron Gordon.

What are the chances that Johnson and Gordon will meet in the finals of the slam-dunk competition in the NBA All-Star Game next season?

Gordon struggled on offense but it’s early and as Arizona’s fans learned, he heats up as he goes along (at least from the field)

NOTE: Former Arizona guard Mustafa Shakur apparently is not on Detroit’s Summer League roster at Orlando as was previously reported by various outlets last week.

*DLS is NBA Developmental League Select team

Player Team League Dates
Nick Johnson Houston Orlando DET (7/5) ORL (7/7) PHI (7/8) MEM (7/10)
Las Vegas MIA (7/12) POR (7/13) LAC (7/15) Playoffs TBD
Solomon Hill Indiana Orlando BKN (7/4) BOS (7/7) OKC (7/9) MIA (7/10)
Aaron Gordon Orlando Orlando PHI (7/5) HOU (7/7) MEM (7/8) BOS (7/10)
Derrick Williams Sacramento Las Vegas SAS (7/11) CHA (7/13) DLS* (7/14) Playoffs TBD
Kerr/Walton (coaches) Golden State Las Vegas CHA (7/11) PHX (7/12) LAL (7/14) Playoffs TBD
Sean Rooks (coach) DLS Las Vegas NOP (7/11) ATL (7/13) SAC (7/14) Playoffs TBD publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He also writes articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.

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