2021 Summer League
2021 Summer League Standouts, Day 1
Kings guard Davion Mitchell, the No. 9 pick in this year's NBA Draft, makes a notable two-way Summer League debut.
From NBA.com Staff
A look at top performers from Day 1 at Salt Lake City and California (Sacramento):
Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings
The No. 9 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft led all scorers with 23 points in the Kings’ overtime loss against the Warriors, drawing attention not only for his scoring exploits, but his strong perimeter defense.
Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies
Bane showcased his ability to initiate offense as a point guard and drive to the hoop for acrobatic finishes. Selected 30th overall in the 2020 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies (via the Celtics), Bane finished with 14 points and four rebounds in the Grizzlies’ dominant 104-62 win to the Jazz Blue in the Summer League opener in Utah.
Xavier Tillman, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies’ second-year forward provided a bruising, stat-stuffing presence for Memphis’ frontcourt, racking up 11 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block. He’s primed to build on last season’s bench role, when he averaged 6.6 points and 4.3 boards in 18.4 minutes.
Romeo Weems, Memphis Grizzlies
An undrafted forward from DePaul, Weems showed out on both ends of the floor for the Grizzlies. He capped off the night with a game-high 17 points, two steals and one block in Tuesday’s victory.
Omer Yurtseven, Miami Heat
Yurtseven was the only player on the floor to record a double-double, pouring in 25 points and 19 rebounds in the Heat’s 80-78 victory over the Lakers. The 7-foot center from Uzbekistan spent the 2020-21 season in the G League, averaging 15.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game for the Oklahoma City Blue.
Devontae Cacok, Los Angeles Lakers
Cacok lead the Lakers in scoring with 15 points in Tuesday’s loss. The undrafted 24-year-old forward made his NBA debut during the 2019-20 season restart in Orlando.
Trent Forrest, Jazz White
Forrest, a versatile 6-foot-3 guard, was powerful attacking the rim and shot 2-for-3 from beyond the arc. He finished with 19 points and seven assists in Tuesday’s victory.