After having three players taken in the 2019 NBA Draft, Tennessee has a large number of players participating in the NBA Summer League this offseason.
Grant Williams, Admiral Schofield, and Jordan Bone were all selected in this year’s NBA Draft. Kyle Alexander signed on with the Miami Heat for the Summer League, and several other Vols are on NBA roster as well. Most of those former Vols will be participating in the 2019 NBA Summer League.
The Summer League is designed for teams to get a look at their draft picks and other younger players trying to make an NBA roster or earn a spot on an NBA G League team. So far, five Vols have played at least one game in the Summer League. Jordan Bone made his debut on Monday night now that the draft day trade sending him to Detroit has finally been made official.
Teammates Tobias Harris and Josh Richardson won’t be playing the Summer League because both of them are guaranteed spots on the Philadelphia 76ers’ roster. Jordan McRae isn’t likely to participate in the Summer League with the Washington Wizards, either. That leaves Williams, Schofield, Bone, Alexander, and Jarnell Stokes as former Vols playing in the Summer League.
We’ll keep track of how each former Vol is faring in the Summer League on this page. Make sure to check back for updates.
The NBA Summer League is televised on both ESPN and NBA TV. Games last until July 15th
Kyle Alexander, Miami Heat
7 games – 13.9 minutes, 4.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.1 blocks
11-of-27 FG (40.7%), 6-of-8 FT (75.0%)
Jordan Bone, Detroit Pistons
2 games – 17.3 minutes, 9.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steal
6-of-17 FG (35.3%), 2-of-5 3FG (40%), 5-of-5 FT (100%)
Admiral Schofield, Washington Wizards
4 games – 20.8 minutes, 8.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists
9-of-23 FG (39.1%), 2-of-9 3PT (22.2%), 12-of-12 FT (100%)
Jarnell Stokes, Portland Trail Blazers
5 games – 20.6 minutes, 10.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists
21-of-32 FG (65.6%), 2-of-3 3PT (66.7%) 9-of-11 FT (81.8%)
Grant Williams, Boston Celtics
4 games – 22.5 minutes, 13.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals
18-of-36 FG (50.0%), 7-of-16 3PT (43.8%), 11-of-15 FT (73.3%)