How Cal players did in the summer leagues

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Several former Cal men's basketball players were involved with NBA-sponsored summer leagues. Here's a short summary of how each player did as culled from numerous box scores and statistical charts from the web.

Michael Stewart averaged 7.3 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Toronto Raptors entry in the Rocky Mountain summer league, starting all six games and averaging 23 minutes a game. Stewart shot (10/14) 71.4% line from the free throw line and averaged 2.16 blocks a game. Stewart was the team leader in rebounds and blocked shots. He finished the league ranked 3rd in blocked shots behind Cleveland's DeSagana Diop (4.4 bpg) and Portland's Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje (3.0).

Francisco Elson averaged 6.3 points and 4.2 rebounds in six games for the Denver Nuggets entry in the Rocky Mountain summer league. He started three games but saw his playing time diminish after the Nuggets added lottery choices Nikolas Tskitishvili and Nene Hilario to the squad. Elson averaged 19 minutes a game, shot 53.6% from the field (15/28) and 80% (8/10) from the free throw line.

Jamal Sampson saw limited playing time in the Shaw Summer League with the Milwaukee Bucks entry. In four games, he averaged 17 minutes, 5.5 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block, 60% FG, 1 foul/6.0 minutes and 1 TO/22 minutes a game. His numbers compared favorably with other Bucks big men Joel Pryzbilla (20 minutes, 3.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.5 block, 20% FG, 1 foul/5.3 minutes, 1 TO/6.6 minutes) and Dan Gadzuric (24 minutes, 8.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, 40% FG, 1 foul/6.3 minutes, 1 TO/12 minutes).

In the Orlando Summer League, Sean Lampley and Tony Gonzalez played for the Miami Heat entry. Lampley averaged 23 minutes, 10.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in five minutes. Gonzales played three games, averaging 4 points, 6 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks in 27 minutes. On a pro-rated basis, his average of 9 rebounds/40 minutes easily led his team.

Final stats for the Southern California Summer Pro League weren't available on their site. They did list game summaries with leading scorers. Former Bears Solomon Hughes, Ryan Forehan-Kelly and Robbie Jones competed. Hughes and Forehan-Kelly competed for the L.A. Stars team. Hughes had games of 30, 22, and 14, while Forehan-Kelly had games of 19, 18, and 13 and was often among the team's leaders in assists and steals.

Stats are unavailable for the San Francisco Pro-Am League which usually features numerous former and about-to-be Cal players. Top Stories