NBA Summer League in Las Vegas: Day 1 Recap

The Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas will put dozens of NBA D-League alums on display, from blossoming young NBA talents like Archie Goodwin and Nemanja Nedovic to the minor league's Top Prospects -- Lorenzo Brown, Seth Curry and Kevin Murphy, to name a few.

To sort through the nonstop hoops action that will take place at the 11-day event, NBADLeague.com will offer a daily look at the stars, images and highlights of #NBASummer 2014.

Here's what went down on Day 1 in Vegas:

TOP ALUM PERFORMERS

1. NEMANJA NEDOVIC -- GUARD -- WARRIORS

The 23-year-old Serbian once again resembled the player who debuted with a machine-like 31 points on 9-for-12 shooting back in November, not the one whose jumper went awry as the season dragged on. Being back at 100 percent after dealing with injuries certainly helps. When Nedovic's jumper is falling and the game slows down for him, he looks like he could develop into another late-first-round gem.

2. SHANE LARKIN -- POINT GUARD -- NEW YORK KNICKS

The Knicks' offseason trade acquisition was the quickest player on the floor in leading them to a double-digit win over Dallas. He penetrated at will on the offensive end, notched four steals and most importantly turned it over just twice in 30 minutes.

3. MICKEY MCCONNELL -- POINT GUARD -- CHARLOTTE HORNETS

On a Hornets team that couldn't break the ice over the net, McConnell showed command of the offense and aggressiveness in finding his own shot. The former St. Mary's standout is never flashy but is one of the more heady, reliable prospects the NBA D-League has.



Honorable Mentions: Quincy Acy: Notched 14 points and 7 rebounds in 29 minutes, most impressively making 2-of-3 from three-point range; Devin Ebanks (Select Team): Posted 15 points and 13 rebounds, including five on the offensive glass; Bernard James (DAL): Bullied the Knicks' front line en route to 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks; Trent Lockett (Select Team): Served as the team's glue guy with 13 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals

"VINELIGHT" OF THE DAY

On a day filled with nasty slams, NBA D-League highlight machine Ra'shad James unleashed some of his Dunk Contest material while warming up for the Sacramento Kings:



WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Three months after finishing his season in the NBA D-League, PJ Hairston found himself taking instruction from an NBA legend. Hornets assistant Patrick Ewing is serving as the team's head coach at Summer League, and Hairston said after the game that the Hall of Famer has already shown a lot of confidence in him.


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