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Four former Kentucky Wildcats set to begin play in NBA's Orlando Pro Summer League

Four former Kentucky Wildcats will be playing in the NBA's Orlando Pro Summer League in hopes of landing a spot on a roster next season.

Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson, Alex Poythress (pictured above) and Marquis Teague will all play in the league, which begins July 2 and features 25 games over the course of a week. NBA TV will broadcast 24 of the 25 games live.

Harrison will play for the Charlotte Hornets. Johnson will play for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Poythress will be part of the Orlando Magic's blue squad, while Teague will suit up for the Dallas Mavericks.

Summer league rosters for the Utah league (July 4-7) and the Las Vegas league (July 8-18) will be announced at a later time.The NBA summer leagues are an important time of the year for professional players to either earn a free-agent contract, solidify their spot on an NBA roster, or develop and earn additional playing time for the NBA regular season.

The NBA summer leagues are an important time of the year for professional players to either earn a free-agent contract, solidify their spot on an NBA roster, or develop and earn additional playing time for the NBA regular season.

Kentucky had 25 players in the league last season, the most of any college program. Three more Wildcats -- Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets), Skal Labissiere (Sacramento Kings) and Tyler Ulis (Phoenix Suns) were selected earlier this month in the NBA Draft.


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