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Get To Know: Kings Summer League Team

Featuring two Top 10 picks and a litany of talented college and overseas players, learn more about the Kings 2015 Summer League Team.
by Erika Marmolejo
Writer, Digital

James Anderson: Originally selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 20th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, Anderson currently plays for Zalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuanian League. He played college basketball at Oklahoma State University and in 2010 was named Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and a First Team All-American.

Sim Bhullar: The Canadian native spent majority of last season with the Reno Bighorns, but later made history by becoming the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA. Bhullar recorded the first points of his career in a game against the Utah Jazz on April 8.

Willie Cauley-Stein: Enters his first season in the NBA after being selected No. 6 by the Sacramento Kings in the 2015 NBA Draft. Hailing from the University of Kentucky, Cauley-Stein earned First Team All-American and Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, USBWA District IV Player of the Year, SEC Tournament MVP, and First Team All-SEC.

Duje Dukan: Hailing from Wisconsin, the sharp-shooter worked his way into the Badgers rotation as a junior and became a valuable piece of UW’s Final Four team. Dukan, a Croatia native, spent the summer of 2011 playing with the Croatian National Team in the U-20 European Championships in Bilbao, Spain.

Corey Hawkins: The UC Davis product helped lead his team to a Big West regular season championship and was an Associated Press honorable mention All-American. Hawkins averaged 20.9 PPG while shooting 49 percent from three.

Ian Hummer: The Princeton standout currently plays for Nilan Bisons Loimaa of Finland. He was the 2009 The Washington Post Boys basketball Player of the Year for Gonzaga College High School as a senior as well as the 2013 Ivy League Men’s Basketball Player of the Year as a senior for Princeton.

C.J. Leslie: After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft, Leslie signed a partially-guaranteed contract with the NY Knicks in 2013. He then played in the D-League and later transitioned to play overseas. As a freshman at North Carolina State he was second on the team in points per game, averaging 11 PPG while earning ACC All-Freshmen Team honors.

DeAndre Liggins: Played three years at the University of Kentucky where he spent his first two years coming off of the bench. His junior year he earned a starting position and declared for the NBA Draft following the season. Liggins was selected 53rd overall by the Orlando Magic.

Shaquielle McKissic: Hailing from Arizona State University, McKissic produced quality numbers during his time in Tempe. McKissic shot 64 percent from the field shooting 7-11 and finished with 16 points against Colorado on January 17. Later in January, he scored 17 and went a perfect 7-of-7 from the foul line against Oregon State. A couple days later, he scored a game-high 24 points and added five rebounds against Oregon.

Eric Moreland: The Oregon State forward spent much of last season on the Reno Bighorns, but missed the majority of the year out with a left shoulder labral tear. In the 2014 NBA Summer League, Moreland helped lead the Kings to the Championship.

Alex Oriakhi: Currently playing for Pieno Zvaigzdes of Lithuania, Oriakhi was the starting center for the UCONN 2010-11 NCAA Championship team. He transferred to the University of Missouri for his senior year and was then selected with the 57th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns.

Juwan Staten: The 6-foot-1 Staten is most well known for appearing on Sportscenter’s Top Ten for a huge posterizing dunk against Virginia Tech. Staten averaged 14.2 points and 4.6 assists last season for the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Nik Stauskas: The Canadian guard completed his first season with the Sacramento Kings averaging 4.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game, while shooting 32 percent from long range. The sharpshooting guard from Michigan will look to lead the Kings Summer League team to back-to-back titles.

David Stockton: Hailing from Gonzaga, David Stockton played much of last season for the Reno Bighorns, earning one NBA D-League Player of the Week honor. The rookie guard finished the season with the Kings, recording five points, seven assists and two steals against the Lakers in April.

Julyan Stone: Played college basketball for the University of Texas-El Paso and signed with the Denver Nuggets in December 2011 after going undrafted in the 2011 NBA Draft. Last season, Stone played for Umana Reyer Venezia in Italy where he averaged 7.7 rebounds per game.

David Wear: Made his NBA Debut with the Sacramento Kings last season after spending the majority of the year with the Reno Bighorns. He played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels and the UCLA Bruins. As a high school athlete, Wear was selected to participate in the 2009 McDonald’s All-American Game and played on the 2008 silver medal winning USA Basketball U18 team at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship tournament.



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