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UConn in NBA Summer League 2018

Five former Husky men’s basketball players participated in the NBA’s various summer leagues.

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With the Portland Trail Blazers taking down the Los Angeles Lakers in the finals of the 2018 NBA Summer League Vegas, it’s time to take a look at how five former UConn Huskies fared.

Rodney Purvis played most of the 2017-18 season for the Lakeland Magic in the G League before being called up to Orlando on a 10-day contract. He saw action in five games, averaging five points, 2.4 rebounds and one assist.

Former UConn center Amida Brimah, who played for the Austin Spurs of the G League in the 2017-18 season, saw the most action of all Huskies as he played in eight games with the San Antonio Spurs summer league team. He participated in both the Utah and Vegas.

In Utah, from July 2-5, Brimah played in three games and averaged six points, seven rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. He had two solid games including a nine-point, nine-rebound effort versus the Utah Jazz on the first day. On Day 2, he had eight points and 11 rebounds.

During the NBA Summer League Vegas, Brimah played in five games where he averaged 4.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and two blocks per game. His best performance came on July 10th against the Portland Trail Blazers when he had nine points and nine rebounds with two blocks.

Like Brimah, former Husky Terry Larrier played in both Utah and Vegas.

Larrier played in three games in Utah with the Memphis Grizzlies, scoring six points and pulling down six boards. While in Vegas, Larrier actually played for both the Grizzlies and the Dallas Mavericks. In three games, he scored just two points and had one rebound.

Daniel Hamilton played the 2017-18 NBA and G League season on a two-way contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played in five games in Vegas, averaging 7.8 points, eight rebounds and 6.6 assists per game.

Rounding out the former Huskies in the Summer League was Sam Cassell, Jr., who finished up his college career with the Iona Gaels as a graduate transfer. Unfortunately for Cassell, Jr., he played sparingly for the Washington Wizards in Vegas. He scored just four points in three games.