Get to Know: 2016 Kings Summer League Team

Learn more about the 16 players who will represent the Kings at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
by Dan Lovi

Featuring four first round selections, a second round pick and several international players, the 2016 Kings Summer League team is set to showcase a wealth of unique talent.

Learn more about the 16 members who will comprise this year's squad below:

Willie Cauley-Stein: The Kings first round selection in 2015 was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team, averaging seven points, 5.3 rebounds and one block in a shade over 21 minutes per game, ranking first among rookies in field goal percentage. No. 00 was recently named to the 2016 USA Men’s Select Team, which will train with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas.

Elgin Cook: The University of Oregon star was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team in 2015-16, averaging 14.8 points, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals in 31.9 minutes per game. He was named the 2016 Pac-12 Tournament MVP and helped lead the Ducks to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. He is the son of Alvin Robertson, who had a successful 10-year NBA career.

Isaiah Cousins: The Kings No. 59 pick in this year’s NBA Draft, the point guard from Oklahoma helped guide the Sooners to the NCAA Final Four. The four-year Sooner guard averaged 12.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.4 steals in 33.3 minutes per game as a senior. He also never missed a game during his time at Oklahoma, starting 119 out of 137 games for the maroon and white. He is the first senior the Kings have selected since drafting Orlando Johnson in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft.

Duje Dukan: Dukan started all 27 games he played in last season with the Kings D-League affiliate Reno Bighorns, averaging 14.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 28.9 minutes per game. He was born in Croatia and raised in the Chicago area and played four seasons at the University of Wisconsin.

Arturas Gudaitis: Originally a 2015 second round selection by the Philadelphia 76ers, Gudaitis was acquired by the Kings in a trade along with Luka Mitrovic in exchange for Carl Landry, Jason Thompson and Nik Stauskas. He last played for BC Lietuvos Rytas of the Lithuanian Basketball League, averaging 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in 19.2 minutes per game.

Josh Hagins: Hagins helped lead Arkansas-Little Rock to a first round upset over Purdue in the 2015-16 NCAA Tournament, in which he hit a three-pointer to tie the game and send it into overtime. Finishing that game with 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals, Josh became the first player in NCAA Tournament history to record at least 30 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals. He was named to the First-Team All-Sun Belt Conference this past season.

Derrick Jones: Derrick returns to UNLV for Summer League, where he averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 21.5 minutes per game as a freshman for the Running Rebels. He recorded five 20-point games and started in half of the team’s games.

Skal Labissiere: Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Labissiere played one season at the University of Kentucky, averaging 6.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 15.8 minutes per game. He was selected by the Kings with the No. 28 pick, becoming the highest drafted Haitian player since Samuel Dalembert was selected with the No. 26 pick in the 2001 NBA Draft.

Ricky Ledo: Ricky played in 50 games for the Kings D-League affiliate Reno Bighorns last season, averaging 21.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 30.5 minutes per game. He led the Bighorns in points scored, field goals made, 3-pointers made and was second in total rebounds and steals. Ledo was originally selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 2013 NBA draft.

Luka Mitrovic: A second round pick in 2015 selected by the Philadelphia 76ers, Mitrovic was traded to the Kings along with Arturas Gudaitis in exchange for Carl Landry, Jason Thompson and Nik Stauskas. He last played for Crvena Zvezda Belgrade, where he was the captain of the team. No. 93 averaged 8.6 points and 5.2 rebounds in 24.7 minutes per game.

Retin Obasohan: Retin was born in Antwerp, Belgium but his family originally hails from Nigeria. He was co-captain his senior year at the University of Alabama, averaging 17.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 32.3 minutes per game. Obasohan was named to the SEC All-Defense Team and was First Team All-SEC as well as earning SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2016.

Georgios Papagiannis: GP was selected by the Kings with the No. 13 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. The 7-footer grew up in Marousi, Greece, debuting for the Greek club team Peristeri in 2012 when he was just 14 years-old, making him the youngest player to ever participate in the Greek Basket League. Papagiannis played high school basketball at Westtown School in Pennsylvania for his junior year before returning to Greece where he averaged 6.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game last season.

Malachi Richardson: Malachi started every game his freshman season at Syracuse, averaging 13.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game. The lanky sharpshooter averaged six three-pointers per game, connecting on 35 percent his attempts. No. 5 played a huge role in 10-seeded Syracuse's run to the Final Four this past season, including a 23-point performance against Virginia in the Elite Eight. Richardson was named to the ACC All-Freshman team.

Jarrod Uthoff: Named Mr. Iowa in 2011, Uthoff played three seasons at the University of Iowa with career averages of 13 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.7 blocks in 26.5 minutes per game. During his senior year he averaged 18.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 30.8 minutes per game. The 6-foot-9 forward was 137-of-358 from beyond the arc (38 percent) during his collegiate career and named to the First-Team All-Big Ten and Big Ten All-Defensive Team in 2016. He was also a consensus second-team All-American in 2016.

Adam Woodbury: The 7-foot-1 center played in 138 consecutive games at the University of Iowa, which ranks second most in school history. In conference play last season, Woodbury averaged 10 rebounds per game, becoming the first Hawkeye to accomplish that feat since Reggie Evans in 2001-02. No. 34 was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team three times and finished with career averages of 6.2 points and 5.5 rebounds in 19.7 minutes per game.

Dominic Woodson: Dominic played one season at Memphis, averaging 2.5 points and 1.9 rebounds in 6.8 minutes per game before transferring to the University of Tennessee, where he averaged 3.5 points and two rebounds in 12 minutes per game. He is also a former high school teammate of No. 1 Draft pick Andrew Wiggins.

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