Seven Former Vols Set for NBA Summer League Competition

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    Whether they are returning to the NBA or coming in fresh off of Rocky Top, seven former Tennessee Volunteers are set for NBA Summer League action this July.

    Representing the 2022 SEC Tournament champions, former Vol Kennedy Chandler will be making his professional debut when he suits up for the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.

    Two former one-and-done players from Tennessee, Keon Johnson and Jaden Springer, will each be returning for their sophomore season in the NBA when they take the court.

    And lastly, four former Vols from Tennessee’s 2018 SEC championship team will also be playing in the upcoming summer league: Admiral Schofield, Yves Pons, Jordan Bone, and Kyle Alexander.

    • Kennedy Chandler – Memphis Grizzlies
    • Keon Johnson – Portland Trail Blazers
    • Jaden Springer – Philadelphia 76ers
    • Admiral Schofield – Orlando Magic
    • Yves Pons – Brooklyn Nets
    • Jordan Bone – Boston Celtics
    • Kyle Alexander – Portland Trail Blazers

    Tuesday night will feature a matchup between two former Vols as Chandler’s Grizzlies take on Springer’s 76ers. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

    For those who are already itching for a little Tennessee basketball action, a former Tennessee player will be playing in the NBA summer league every day for 11 straight days starting on Tuesday night.

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    VFLs in the NBA Summer League Schedule (via UT Sports)

    Salt Lake City Summer League (July 5-7)

    • Tuesday, July 5
      • Memphis vs Philadelphia
    • Wednesday, July 6
      • Memphis vs Oklahoma City
      • Philadelphia vs Utah
    • Thursday, July 7
      • Oklahoma City vs Philadelphia – 6:00 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
      • Memphis vs Utah – 8:00 p.m. ET (NBA TV)

    Las Vegas Summer League (July 7-17)

    • Thursday, July 7
      • Houston vs Orlando – 10:00 p.m. ET (ESPN)
      • Portland vs Detriot – 12:00 a.m. ET (ESPN)
    • Friday, July 8
      • Brooklyn vs Milwaukee
    • Saturday, July 9
      • Toronto vs Philadelphia
      • Orlando vs Sacramento
      • Boston vs Miami
      • Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis
      • New Orleans vs Portland
    • Sunday, July 10
      • Philadelphia vs Brooklyn
      • Minnesota vs Memphis
    • Monday, July 11
      • Milwaukee vs Boston
      • Orlando vs Oklahoma City
      • New York vs Portland
    • Tuesday, July 12
      • Memphis vs Brooklyn
      • Boston vs Golden State
    • Wednesday, July 13
      • Miami vs Philadelphia
    • Thursday, July 14
      • Memphis vs Boston
      • New York vs Orlando
      • Brooklyn vs Minnesota
      • Portland vs Houston
    • Friday, July 15
      • Philadelphia vs Denver
    • Saturday, July 16 – Sunday, July 17
      • TBD
    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.