Four Vols Set for Monday Night NBA Summer Action

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    Four former Tennessee players will be in action tonight in the NBA Summer League. These four former players span three different teams.

    First up, Monday night at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBA TV, Jordan Bone and the Boston Celtics will be taking on the Milwaukee Bucks.

    At 9:00 p.m. ET, Admiral Schofield and the Orlando Magic will go toe-to-toe with the Oklahoma City Thunder and No. 2 overall pick Chet Holmgren. Schofield’s game will be broadcasted on ESPN.

    Lastly, Keon Johnson and Kyle Alexander’s Portland Trail Blazers will match up with the New York Knicks at 11:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

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    Despite Kennedy Chandler (Memphis) and Jaden Springer (Philadelphia) playing four or more games already, the three in action tonight didn’t start their schedule as early as those two.

    Bone, who has been performing on two-way deals with Detriot and Orlando since entering the league, did participate in the Celtics’ only summer league game so far. Bone played just over 10 minutes scoring two points on one made bucket, also adding in one rebound and three assists against the Heat.

    Former Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield has started both of Orlando’s games so far alongside No. 1 overall pick Paulo Banchero. Schofield had four points, six rebounds, and two assists in just over 22 minutes of action in the Magic’s summer league opener. In the next game, Schofield had 14 points and two rebounds in about 15 minutes of work on the court. Banchero was Orlando’s leading scorer in both contests with 17 and 23 respectively.

    And lastly, Keon Johnson has established himself as a solid young scorer in both of Portland’s summer league games. Johnson was the scoring leader in the opener with 21 points, three rebounds, and two assists against the Rockets. The former Tennessee freshman superstar then scored 12 points while also bringing in five rebounds and two assists against the Pelicans. Johnson has also started both games for Portland.

    Kyle Alexander did not play in Portland’s summer league opener and found his own first game against the Pelicans. In over 20 minutes of action on the court, Alexander had nine points, seven rebounds, and one assist.

    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.