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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.
UA's Nick Johnson was strong in first NBA Summer League contest – 18 points (7-14 FGs) 5 rebs, 3 assists (3 TOs). Played both guard spots.
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.
SEND IT IN Nick Johnson!!! @UACoachMiller
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?
Impressive @MarkMoses959: Aaron Gordon just dunked with 2 hands and his head was at the rim. That guy can dunk!!!”
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)
Former UA standout Aaron Gordon's first NBA Summer League game: 7 points (3-11 FG), 5 rebounds, 1 really impressive block (4 TOs) in 25 mins
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.
ARIZONA WILDCATS IN THE NBA SUMMER LEAGUE
*DLS is NBA Developmental League Select team
|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|