The NBA Summer League season is in full swing, and a record four former Wake Forest basketball players are involved this year.
John Collins is on the Atlanta Hawks summer league roster after a solid rookie year, and looks to develop some chemistry with new point guard Trey Young. After a season in which he was named to the All-Rookie Second Team and averaged 10.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.1 blocks on 57.6% shooting in 24.1 minutes, Collins looks to expand his game and show off once again in summer league.
Doral Moore went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, but has been picked up by the Washington Wizards to play on their summer league team. At 7-1, 280 he is by far the largest player, and the only true center on the roster. After a solid junior season, expect him to get a change to prove what he can do if given significant minutes against players with NBA experience. Moore will be competing for playing time with former Indiana Hoosiers and Los Angeles Lakers big man Thomas Bryant, and Alan Herndon, a rookie from Wyoming.
Bryant Crawford also went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, but has been picked up by the Brooklyn Nets to play on their summer league team. Crawford will be competing against former Xavier point guard Semaj Christon, who has NBA experience, and Jordan McLaughlin of Southern California, who also went undrafted, for playing time at the point guard position.
Codi Miller-McIntyre was invited to play for the Toronto Raptors summer league team after having two solid professional seasons in Belgium and Russia. Miller-McIntyre led the Belgian League in scoring and assists in 2017, and averaged 16 points and 8 assists for Parma in Russia’s top league. Codi will be competing against Marquis Teague, who has 3 years of NBA experience and is the younger brother of Jeff Teague, and Andrew Rowsey, an undrafted rookie out of Marquette, for playing time at the point guard position.
Collins has solidified his spot as a major part of the Hawks’ rotation and likely won't play much in summer league.
Moore, Crawford, and Miller-McIntyre are all far from realizing their NBA dreams, but playing in summer league gives them a chance to prove what they can do.
We wish all of our Deacons participating in NBA Summer League the best! Go Deacs!