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Bulls Summer League 2006

Bulls Finish 2-3 in Pepsi Pro Summer League
Rookies Tyrus Thomas (16.2 ppg and 7.0 rpg) and Thabo Sefolosha (16.0 ppg and 3.5 spg) lead the way

Summer League Leaders

Tyrus Thomas:
16.2 ppg, 7.0 rpg,
2.2 apg, 1.4 bpg

Thabo Sefolosha:
16.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg,
2.0 apg, 3.5 spg

Aaron Miles:
12.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 7.0 apg

Cedric Banks:
10.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.6 apg

Complete Team Statistics


  • Complete Team Statistics
  • Bulls Summer League Bios | Roster
  • Scores & Recaps at OrlandoMagic.com

    Thomas Leads Bulls to Victory
    Bulls 92, Nets 77 | 07.14.06
    Chicago's Tyrus Thomas was stellar in the first half on Friday, netting 16 points and helping the Bulls jump out to a big lead that would never be relinquished in a 92-77 win over the New Jersey Nets. Thomas finished with 22 points for the game, while Cedric Banks led the Bulls with 26.

    Luke Schenscher also had his best performance of the week, scoring 16 points and grabbing six boards as the Bulls finished the game by shooting 53 percent from the field. The win gave Chicago a 2-3 record in the Pepsi Pro Summer League.

  • Recap: Thomas and Banks Carry Bulls
  • Box Score: Bulls 92, Nets 77



    Orlando's Outside Shooting Downs Bulls
    Magic 93, Bulls 87 | 07.13.06
    Tyrus Thomas reached double figure points for the fourth consecutive game, but the Bulls couldn't withstand a red-hot outside shooting effort by the Orlando Magic, dropping a 93-87 decision to the host team. Thomas recorded 13 points and added four rebounds, three assists, three steals, and three blocked shots. Michael Harris led Chicago (1-3) with 17, while Eddie Basden and Drago Pasalic each chipped in with 15.

  • Recap: Orlando Wins One from the Perimeter
  • Box Score: Magic 93, Bulls 87



    Thabo Sefolosha and Tyrus Thomas Thabo Sefolosha and Tyrus Thomas
    (Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images)
    Bulls Can't Take the Heat
    Heat 92, Bulls 88 | 07.12.06
    Despite a second straight double-double from Tyrus Thomas, the Bulls were outlasted on Wednesday, falling 92-88 to the Miami Heat. Thomas finished with 19 points and 12 boards, while Drago Pasalic added 17 off the bench for Chicago. Aaron Miles had another strong outing, recording 15 points with eight assists.

    Thabo Sefolosha did not suit up for the Bulls due to a minor hip flexor injury. The rookie guard returned to Chicago for a review by the team's doctors.

  • Recap: Heat Captures Win with Late Charge
  • Box Score: Heat 92, Bulls 88



    Thabo Sefolosha Thabo Sefolosha
    (Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images)
    Beaten at the Buzzer
    Bobcats 88, Bulls 87 | 07.11.06
    The Bulls took the lead late in Tuesday's contest versus Charlotte on a fade away bucket by Thabo Sefolosha with 3.1 seconds left, but a last-second tip-in and Adam Morrison's 29 points propelled the Bobcats past the Bulls, 88-87.

    Tyrus Thomas recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago, while Sefolosha added 16 for the second game in a row. Aaron Miles led Chicago with 19 points, including 11-of-11 from the free throw line.

  • Recap: Second Half Effort Falls Short
  • Box Score: Bobcats 88, Bulls 87



    Tyrus Thomas Tyrus Thomas
    (Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images)
    Chicago Tops Indiana in Opener
    Bulls 93, Pacers 88 | 07.10.06
    First-round picks Tyrus Thomas and Thabo Sefolosha combined to score 26 points, grab eight rebounds and dish out five assists as the Chicago Bulls downed the Indiana Pacers, 93-88, in the first game of the 2006 Pepsi Pro Summer League.

    Kansas product Aaron Miles and former UIC star Cedric Banks led the Bulls with 19 and 17 points, respectively, while Sefolosha chipped in 16 and Thomas finished with 10. The Bulls will be back in action on Tuesday evening when they take on the Charlotte Bobcats, led by Adam Morrison, Raymond Felton and Sean May.

  • Recap: Rookies Lead Bulls past Pacers
  • Box Score: Bulls 93, Pacers 88



    Thabo Sefolosha
    Sefolosha
    Tyrus Thomas
    Thomas
    The Chicago Bulls announced on July 5 that the team will participate in the Pepsi Pro Summer League from July 10-14 at the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, Florida. Chicago’s roster will be headlined by Tyrus Thomas (No. 4 overall in NBA Draft 2006) and Thabo Sefolosha (No. 13 overall in NBA Draft 2006).

    Other teams participating in the League include: Charlotte Bobcats, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, New Jersey Nets and host Orlando Magic. The Bulls determined their summer league roster during a four-day mini-camp July 6-9 at the Berto Center. The team held two-a-day practices on July 6, 7 and 8 and a final morning practice on Sunday, July 9 before departure to Orlando. Chicago will play five games during the five-day event.



    Bulls Pepsi Pro Summer League Roster


    No. Name Pos Ht | Wt DOB College 2005.06 Team
    8 Cedric Banks G 6-3 | 185 12/16/81 Illinois-Chicago Nancy (France)
    13 Eddie Basden G 6-5 | 215 02/15/83 Charlotte Chicago Bulls
    30 Justin Bowen F 6-7 | 210 05/26/83 Illinois-Chicago Illinois-Chicago
    42 Michael Harris F 6-6 | 240 06/15/83 Rice BC Kyiv (Ukraine)
    14 Jackie Manuel G 6-5 | 189 03/29/83 North Carolina Fayetteville (D-League)
    1 Aaron Miles G 6-2 | 175 04/13/83 Kansas Fort Worth (D-League)
    17 Ugonna Onyekwe F 6-8 | 230 07/14/79 Penn Bnei Hasharon (Israel)
    11 Drago Pasalic F 6-11 | 225 06/23/84 Croatia Ulker (Turkey)
    45 Luke Schenscher C 7-1 | 255 12/31/82 Georgia Tech Chicago Bulls
    2 Thabo Sefolosha G/F 6-7 | 215 05/02/84 Switzerland Angelico Biella (Italy)
    32 Tyrus Thomas F 6-9 | 215 08/17/86 Louisiana State Louisiana State
    54 Chevy Troutman F 6-7 | 240 11/25/81 Pittsburgh Basket Livorno (Italy)

    Head Coach: Scott Skiles
    Lead Assistant Coach: Jim Boylan
    Assistant Coaches: Ron Adams, Pete Myers
    Asst. Coach/Advance Scout: Mike Wilhelm
    Head Athletic Trainer: Fred Tedeschi
    Assistant Athletic Trainer: Marc Boff
    Strength And Conditioning Coach: Erik Helland
    Equipment Manager: John Ligmanowski