Five former Vols participated in the 2019 NBA Summer League. On Saturday, the summer league schedule came to a close for all of Tennessee’s former basketball players, as all four Vols who were on teams seeded in the Summer League Tournament ended up losing and being eliminated.
So, how did Tennessee’s former players do this summer?
The Vols currently have eight players on NBA rosters in some way. Three of those players are veterans and didn’t participate in the summer league. Teammates Tobias Harris and Josh Richardson with the Philadelphia 76ers and Jordan McRae with the Washington Wizards didn’t play in the summer league. The rest of the former Vols still in the NBA did, however.
Tennessee’s three draft picks in the 2019 NBA Draft — Grant Williams, Admiral Schofield, and Jordan Bone — all participated in the summer league. Former Vol starting center Kyle Alexander and former Vol power forward Jarnell Stokes also played.
In their final games of the Summer League, almost all of Tennessee’s former players went out with a solid showing.
Jordan Bone had the best outing of the group, earning a start for the Detroit Pistons and scoring a team-high 18 points in 25 minutes. He added four rebounds, three assists, and two steals to go along with his 6-of-12 shooting from the floor.
For Jarnell Stokes, his final game with the Portland Trail Blazers came on Friday. He started at center in a small ball lineup, and he shined in that role, scoring 19 points and pulling down four rebounds. He was 7-of-9 from the floor including a perfect 2-of-2 from three in his 20 minutes of play.
Grant Williams also started, playing 30 minutes and scoring 11 points for the Boston Celtics. He also added three rebounds and two assists, shooting 3-of-9 overall and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. His plus/minus of -8 was the first game all summer he didn’t record a positive plus/minus.
Kyle Alexander started for the Miami Heat, and he led the team in rebounds, hauling in 11 to go along with this six points on 3-of-5 shooting. He also blocked a team-high three shots in his 29 minutes of action.
Admiral Schofield was the only Vol who didn’t get a start in his final game of the Summer League. He played in just eight minutes for Washington, scoring two points and adding an assist and rebound. He was 1-of-3 from the field.
Here’s a final look at how Tennessee’s former players performed throughout the duration of the 2019 NBA Summer League.
Kyle Alexander, Miami Heat
8 games – 15.9 minutes, 4.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.4 blocks
14-of-32 FG (43.8%), 6-of-8 FT (75.0%)
Jordan Bone, Detroit Pistons
3 games – 19.7 minutes, 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals
12-of-29 FG (41.4%), 2-of-7 3FG (28.6%), 11-of-12 FT (91.7%)
Admiral Schofield, Washington Wizards
5 games – 18.0 minutes, 6.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists
10-of-26 FG (38.5%), 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
5 games – 24.1 minutes, 13.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals
21-of-45 FG (46.7%), 7-of-19 3PT (36.8%), 16-of-21 FT (76.2%)