How Former Vols Performed In The NBA Summer League

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    The NBA Summer League ended on Sunday as the Portland Trail Blazers claimed the 2022 league title.

    There were seven former Vols competing in the NBA Summer League this year including a pair of players on the summer league champs.

    Let’s take a look at how the seven former Tennessee players performed this summer.

    Kennedy Chandler — Memphis Grizzlies

    Seven games played.

    • 9.3 points per game
    • 4.6 assists per game
    • 3 rebounds per game
    • 2 steals per game
    • 3/18 from three-point range (17%)

    Chandler played in more games than any former Vol which makes sense given it was the early second round selections first taste of professional basketball. The Tennessee point guard performed extremely well, flashing his speed and all around ability.

    The Memphis native’s only summer league struggles were his perimeter shooting.

    Admiral Schofield — Orlando Magic

    Two games played.

    • 9 points per game
    • 4 rebounds per game
    • 1 assist per game

    Schofield played in Orlando’s first two summer league games before not seeing the court again. Fourteen of Schofield’s 18 points came in one half.

    Jaden Springer — Philadelphia 76ers

    Four games played

    • 11 points per game
    • 3.5 rebounds per game
    • 2.3 assists per game
    • 1.5 steals per game

    After spending most of his rookie season in the G-League, Springer was one of the best players on the 76ers’ summer league roster. Springer did a little bit of everything while scoring nine or more points in every game played.

    Keon Johnson — Portland Trail Blazers

    Five games played

    • 14.2 points per game
    • 3.8 rebounds per game
    • 2 assists per game
    • 1.8 steals per game

    Johnson was one of the top players on the NBA Summer League champions, starting all five games he played in. The Tennessee native tallied a pair of 20-plus point performances.

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    Kyle Alexander — Portland Trail Blazers

    Four games played.

    • 7.5 points per game
    • 5 rebounds per game
    • 1.8 blocks per game

    The second former Vol on the summer league champions, Alexander was a reliable big man off the bench. After playing in Europe during the 2021-22 season, Alexander scored between six and nine points in every summer league game.

    Jordan Bone — Boston Celtics

    Five games played.

    • 3.2 points per game
    • 2.2 assists per game
    • 1.4 rebounds per game

    Yves Pons — Brooklyn Nets

    Three games played.

    • 1.7 points per game
    • 2 rebounds per game
    • 0.3 blocks per game
    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.