Bucks Announce 2013 Summer League

Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced today the team’s roster for the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Current Bucks John Henson, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith headline this year’s roster along with Nate Wolters (38th overall pick), whose draft rights Milwaukee acquired from Philadelphia on June 28. Local collegiate standouts Mike Bruesewitz (Wisconsin) and Junior Cadougan (Marquette) will also participate in the Bucks Summer League camp. The Bucks Summer League entry will be led by head coach Larry Drew and assistant coaches Bob Bender and Nick Van Exel.

The National Basketball Association released the 2013 NBA Summer League schedule last month, featuring a new format that includes a single-elimination tournament to crown the first-ever Summer League Champion. Each of the 22 teams in attendance will play three games from July 12-16, with Milwaukee slated to open its Summer League campaign on Saturday, July 13, at 9 p.m. CT vs. Denver. The Bucks will wrap up the opening round with matchups against the New Orleans Pelicans (Sunday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. CT) and Golden State Warriors (Tuesday, July 16, at 5:30 p.m. CT).

Following the opening three games, the 22 participating teams will be seeded for a single-elimination tournament culminating in the 2013 Summer League Championship game on Monday, July 22. A consolation round will be held for teams failing to advance, guaranteeing that all teams will play a minimum of five games. In all, the 2013 NBA Summer League will feature 61 games scheduled over 11 days at the COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

The television “Voice of the Bucks,” Jim Paschke, and Bucks.com crew will be at every Bucks practice and game in Las Vegas, providing exclusive 2013 NBA Summer League coverage including video highlights, interviews and player features. Summer League Central, located at bucks.com/summerleague, will be updated daily and is the official source for Bucks-related content during the 2013 NBA Summer League. Fans can stay connected to the social media conversation surrounding the Bucks in Vegas with Summer League Chatter, a social media tool aggregating Summer League player tweets and fan tweets with the hash tag #BucksSummerLeague.

BUCKS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE (all times CT):

Sat., July 13 vs. Denver 9:00 p.m. COX Pavilion
Sun., July 14 vs. New Orleans 7:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center
Tue., July 16 vs. Golden State 5:30 p.m. Thomas & Mack Center

BUCKS SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER:

PLAYER POS HT WT BIRTHDATE PRIOR TO NBA/HOME COUNTRY NBA EXP.
Gustavo Ayón F/C 6-10 250 04/01/85 Fuenlabrada (Spain)/Mexico 2
Jaka Blazic G 6-5 212 06/30/90 Union Olympija Ljubljana (Slovenia)/Slovenia R
Mike Bruesewitz F 6-6 223 08/09/90 Wisconsin/USA R
Junior Cadougan G 6-1 205 05/07/90 Marquette/Canada R
Clint Chapman F/C 6-10 244 03/06/89 SAM Massagno (Switzerland)/USA R
Chris Daniels F 6-7 224 01/26/82 Rio Grande (D-League)/USA R
Kenny Frease C 6-11 265 10/18/89 Walter Tigers (Germany)/USA R
John Henson F 6-11 220 12/28/90 North Carolina/USA 1
Dominique Jones G 6-4 215 10/15/88 South Florida/USA 3
Andreja Milutinovic F 6-7 205 08/06/90 Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)/Serbia R
Demetris Nichols F 6-8 216 09/04/84 Sioux Falls (D-League)/USA 2
Steven Pledger G 6-4 219 09/29/90 Oklahoma/USA R
John Shurna F 6-9 220 04/30/90 Strasbourg (France)/USA R
Xavier Silas G 6-5 205 01/22/88 Maine (D-League)/USA 1
DeShawn Sims F 6-8 224 01/21/88 Sagesse (Lebanon)/USA R
Ish Smith G 6-0 175 07/05/88 Wake Forest/USA 3
Scott Suggs G 6-6 195 11/10/89 Washington/USA R
Nate Wolters G 6-4 190 05/15/91 South Dakota State/USA R