Bucks Announce 2013 Summer League
Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced today the team’s roster for the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Current Bucks John Henson, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith headline this year’s roster along with Nate Wolters (38th overall pick), whose draft rights Milwaukee acquired from Philadelphia on June 28. Local collegiate standouts Mike Bruesewitz (Wisconsin) and Junior Cadougan (Marquette) will also participate in the Bucks Summer League camp. The Bucks Summer League entry will be led by head coach Larry Drew and assistant coaches Bob Bender and Nick Van Exel.
The National Basketball Association released the 2013 NBA Summer League schedule last month, featuring a new format that includes a single-elimination tournament to crown the first-ever Summer League Champion. Each of the 22 teams in attendance will play three games from July 12-16, with Milwaukee slated to open its Summer League campaign on Saturday, July 13, at 9 p.m. CT vs. Denver. The Bucks will wrap up the opening round with matchups against the New Orleans Pelicans (Sunday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. CT) and Golden State Warriors (Tuesday, July 16, at 5:30 p.m. CT).
Following the opening three games, the 22 participating teams will be seeded for a single-elimination tournament culminating in the 2013 Summer League Championship game on Monday, July 22. A consolation round will be held for teams failing to advance, guaranteeing that all teams will play a minimum of five games. In all, the 2013 NBA Summer League will feature 61 games scheduled over 11 days at the COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
The television “Voice of the Bucks,” Jim Paschke, and Bucks.com crew will be at every Bucks practice and game in Las Vegas, providing exclusive 2013 NBA Summer League coverage including video highlights, interviews and player features. Summer League Central, located at bucks.com/summerleague, will be updated daily and is the official source for Bucks-related content during the 2013 NBA Summer League. Fans can stay connected to the social media conversation surrounding the Bucks in Vegas with Summer League Chatter, a social media tool aggregating Summer League player tweets and fan tweets with the hash tag #BucksSummerLeague.
BUCKS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE (all times CT):
|Sat., July 13||vs. Denver||9:00 p.m.||COX Pavilion|
|Sun., July 14||vs. New Orleans||7:30 p.m.||Thomas & Mack Center|
|Tue., July 16||vs. Golden State||5:30 p.m.||Thomas & Mack Center|
BUCKS SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER:
|PLAYER||POS||HT||WT||BIRTHDATE||PRIOR TO NBA/HOME COUNTRY||NBA EXP.|
|Gustavo Ayón||F/C||6-10||250||04/01/85||Fuenlabrada (Spain)/Mexico||2|
|Jaka Blazic||G||6-5||212||06/30/90||Union Olympija Ljubljana (Slovenia)/Slovenia||R|
|Clint Chapman||F/C||6-10||244||03/06/89||SAM Massagno (Switzerland)/USA||R|
|Chris Daniels||F||6-7||224||01/26/82||Rio Grande (D-League)/USA||R|
|Kenny Frease||C||6-11||265||10/18/89||Walter Tigers (Germany)/USA||R|
|John Henson||F||6-11||220||12/28/90||North Carolina/USA||1|
|Dominique Jones||G||6-4||215||10/15/88||South Florida/USA||3|
|Andreja Milutinovic||F||6-7||205||08/06/90||Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)/Serbia||R|
|Demetris Nichols||F||6-8||216||09/04/84||Sioux Falls (D-League)/USA||2|
|John Shurna||F||6-9||220||04/30/90||Strasbourg (France)/USA||R|
|Xavier Silas||G||6-5||205||01/22/88||Maine (D-League)/USA||1|
|DeShawn Sims||F||6-8||224||01/21/88||Sagesse (Lebanon)/USA||R|
|Ish Smith||G||6-0||175||07/05/88||Wake Forest/USA||3|
|Nate Wolters||G||6-4||190||05/15/91||South Dakota State/USA||R|