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UConn men’s basketball NBA Las Vegas Summer League: Schedule & Results

Five former Huskies will be playing in Vegas over the next 10 days.

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The NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League kicks off Friday with five former UConn Huskies, all recruited and coached by Dan Hurley, in action on opening day.

James Bouknight’s summer has already gotten started. His Charlotte Hornets lost both of their games in the California Classic, held July 3-5 in Sacramento.

Bouknight played 25 minutes and scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting in a loss to San Antonio (playing without 2023 top pick Victor Wembanyama), and followed it up with six points on an off-shooting night — though he did pull down six rebounds — in Charlotte’s defeat to Golden State on Wednesday.

Tyrese Martin is on the Atlanta Hawks’ summer squad this year. He appeared in 16 contests for the Hawks last season, averaging four minutes per game while starring in his appearances for their G League franchise. In 23 games with the College Park Skyhawks, he averaged 18 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game. The 2022 second-round pick has shown enough to warrant future consideration but faces an uphill battle to hang on.

For the 2023 draftees, this is likely more of a development run. Jordan Hawkins will be playing with the New Orleans Pelicans with the comfort of a guaranteed contract while the Milwaukee Bucks moved up to grab Andre Jackson in the second round and may be eyeing the new second-round exception to add a quality piece at a good price.

Adama Sanogo, who signed a two-way contract with the Chicago Bulls after going undrafted, along with Martin and Bouknight, have a bit more on the line. Their future with their current franchises and ability to sign with other teams down the road are all up in the air. As a former first-round pick, Bouknight’s contract is guaranteed through the end of this season, after which the Hornets have a team option.

Here’s a rundown of the Vegas schedule for the five teams with Huskies on them:

Friday, July 7

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 4:30 p.m., NBA TV

Jordan Hawkins: 29 mins, 16 points (6-of-15 shooting), 5 assists

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver Nuggets - 5 p.m., ESPNU

Andre Jackson: 26 mins, 9 points (2-of-8 FG), 6 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks

Jackson caught the attention of everyone watching his Summer League debut. The two blocks came in sequence, separated by a Bucks turnover, both were impressive blocks. He also had a great dunk.

“Some things you can’t teach,” Bucks head coach Adrian Griffin said of Jackson’s blocks after the game. “He easily could have given up on those plays. He showed great determination and grit. That defines him. That’s what makes him a special player.”

That evening, the Bucks announced that they’d signed Jackson.

Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors - 6:30 p.m., NBA TV

Adama Sanogo: 18 mins, 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals

Charlotte Hornets vs. San Antonio Spurs - 9 p.m., ESPN

James Bouknight: 27 mins, 14 points (6-of-18 FG), 9 rebounds

Atlanta Hawks vs. Sacramento Kings - 10:30 p.m., NBA TV

Tyrese Martin: 23 mins, 5 points (1-of-8 FG), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals

Saturday, July 8

Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 7 p.m., NBA TV

Adama Sanogo: 18 mins, 8 points (3-of-5 FG), 12 rebounds

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns, 9 p.m. NBA TV

Andre Jackson: 29 mins, 6 points (3-of-6 FG), 11 rebounds

Sunday, July 9

Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 4 p.m., ESPN 2

James Bouknight: 23 mins, 10 points (4-of-14 FG), 6 rebounds

Atlanta Hawks vs. Denver Nuggets, 9:30 p.m., NBA TV

Tyrese Martin: 24 mins, 21 points (8-of-12 FG) 4 rebounds

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors, 10 p.m., ESPN2

Jordan Hawkins: 28 mins, 16 points (7-of-15 FG), 5 rebounds

(tweet below has a typo on his points but good highlight reel nonetheless)

Tuesday, July 11

Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 6 p.m., ESPNU

Andre Jackson: 23 mins, 5 pts (2-of-7 FG), 7 rebounds

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns, 8 p.m. ESPN 2

Jordan Hawkins: 27 mins, 7 points (1-of-12 FG), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Charlotte Hornets vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 8:30 p.m., NBA TV

James Bouknight: 14 minutes, 2 pts (0-of-2 FG), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal

Chicago Bulls vs. Sacramento Kings, 10 p.m., ESPN 2

Adama Sanogo: 22 mins, 15 pts (7-of-10 FG), 9 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals

Wednesday, July 12

Atlanta Hawks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 4 p.m., ESPN 2

Tyrese Martin: 23 mins, 25 pts (9-of-15 FG), 9 rebounds, 3 assists

Thursday, July 13

Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 3:30 p.m., NBA TV

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat, 5:30 p.m., NBA TV

Charlotte Hornets vs. New Orleans Pelicans (DOUBLE FEATURE), 7:30 p.m., NBA TV

The schedule for Saturday, July 15 to Monday, July 17 is to be determined.