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 13vs. Denver9:00 p.m.COX Pavilion
Sun., July 14vs. New Orleans7:30 p.m.Thomas & Mack Center
Tue., July 16vs. Golden State5:30 p.m.Thomas & Mack Center

BUCKS SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER:

PLAYERPOSHTWTBIRTHDATEPRIOR TO NBA/HOME COUNTRYNBA EXP.
Gustavo AyónF/C6-1025004/01/85Fuenlabrada (Spain)/Mexico2
Jaka BlazicG6-521206/30/90Union Olympija Ljubljana (Slovenia)/SloveniaR
Mike BruesewitzF6-622308/09/90Wisconsin/USAR
Junior CadouganG6-120505/07/90Marquette/CanadaR
Clint ChapmanF/C6-1024403/06/89SAM Massagno (Switzerland)/USAR
Chris DanielsF6-722401/26/82Rio Grande (D-League)/USAR
Kenny FreaseC6-1126510/18/89Walter Tigers (Germany)/USAR
John HensonF6-1122012/28/90North Carolina/USA1
Dominique JonesG6-421510/15/88South Florida/USA3
Andreja MilutinovicF6-720508/06/90Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)/SerbiaR
Demetris NicholsF6-821609/04/84Sioux Falls (D-League)/USA2
Steven PledgerG6-421909/29/90Oklahoma/USAR
John ShurnaF6-922004/30/90Strasbourg (France)/USAR
Xavier SilasG6-520501/22/88Maine (D-League)/USA1
DeShawn SimsF6-822401/21/88Sagesse (Lebanon)/USAR
Ish SmithG6-017507/05/88Wake Forest/USA3
Scott SuggsG6-619511/10/89Washington/USAR
Nate WoltersG6-419005/15/91South Dakota State/USAR
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