76ers Announce MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 Roster and Schedule
FIRST-ROUND PICKS ZHAIRE SMITH AND LANDRY SHAMET TO PARTICIPATE
FURKAN KORKMAZ AND DEMETRIUS JACKSON WILL PLAY
LAS VEGAS – JULY 5, 2018 – The Philadelphia 76ers announced today the team’s roster and schedule for the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018. The 76ers will begin play on Friday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET against the Boston Celtics at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The game will be televised on ESPN.
The 76ers roster is headlined by the team’s pair of first-round picks from NBA Draft 2018, the No. 16 overall pick, guard-forward Zhaire Smith out of Texas Tech, and No. 26, guard Landry Shamet from Wichita State.
In his lone collegiate season at Texas Tech, Smith averaged 11.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.1 steals in 28.4 minutes per game. The 6-foot-5 guard-forward helped lead the Red Raiders to the school’s first Elite Eight appearance in program history, averaging 12.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in four NCAA Tournament games.
Shamet, a product of Kansas City, Missouri, averaged 14.9 points, 5.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 31.7 minutes per game in his redshirt sophomore season at Wichita State. The 6-foot-4 guard led the American Athletic Conference (AAC) in assists (166), ranked second in three-point percentage (.442) and his .825 free-throw percentage ranked fourth in the conference.
A couple of 2017-18 76ers will also participate in MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018; second-year man Furkan Korkmaz, as well as Demetrius Jackson, who played for the 76ers and Delaware Blue Coats on a two-way contract. Korkmaz, the No. 26 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, appeared in 14 NBA games during his rookie season, while also seeing action in nine games at the G League level, where he posted 15.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 31.9 minutes per game. Jackson signed with Philadelphia on Jan. 15 and has played two NBA seasons with Boston, Houston and the 76ers.
Jonah Bolden, whom the 76ers selected with the No. 36 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, will again participate in Summer League after last season playing with Philadelphia in both the 2017 Utah Jazz Summer League and MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2017. The Australian native spent the 2017-18 season with Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. in Israel and appeared in 55 games (52 starts) across Israeli Premier League and Euroleague play. He posted 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals in 20.8 minutes per game.
Please see below for the 76ers’ schedule at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018:
Day of Week Date Time (ET) Opponent Location National TV Local TV/Radio
Friday July 6 7:30 p.m. Boston Thomas & Mack Center ESPN 97.5 The Fanatic
Saturday July 7 11:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers Thomas & Mack Center ESPN 97.5 The Fanatic
Monday July 9 5:30 p.m. Washington Thomas & Mack Center NBA TV NBCSP
Each team will play a minimum of five games at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League, starting with three preliminary contests from July 6-10. The teams will then be seeded in the tournament, which starts on July 11 and concludes with the Championship Game on July 17.
Tickets for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting NBATickets.com.
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